This biographical movie of Churchill shows us how did he manage to persuade the parliament and unite the nation during the urgent days before Britain decided to fight against Germany. It not only makes viewers know more about history in WWⅡ, but also creates the plentiful character by filming the abundant details in Churchill’s life.
In many scenes in the movie, Churchill is just an ordinary people: He is an emotional old guy who usually lost temper to his typist; He acted like a baby when he was under much pressure; He is a hearty husband facing his considerate wife; He is a lunatic politician in other cabinet members’eyes; He seemed easy-going and warm when talking with passengers in the subway. Through these plots, audience can feel a true man’s personalities and they will not treat him as merely a rigid historical figure. Church was not born a great irony leader. In this movie, we can find his loneliness and fragility confronting the doubts from the king and the cabinet. Also, we can feel his anxiousness as if he put the whole world on his shoulders, and we may sympathize the prime minister when he endured the inner struggle on whether to fight out or to pin the hope on peace talks. This seemingly common sentiments do not eclipse his greatness, on the contrary, it add audience’s respect and they admire more his courage and wisdom in critical moment.
From such a close distance, Churchill’s outstanding traits are presented more clearly——his firm faith on victory gives us the deepest impression. Churchill is not a coward even if his enemy is Germany Nazi, for he would never surrender easily. Only in the darkest moment could a competent person prove himself and a persistent people show its spirit. In my opinion, Churchill represented the most excellent part in British people’s characters, while the government officials’compromise to some extent used to be the tradition in their political history in order to decrease the bloody conflicts. But the retreat without principles can lead to the spread of wickedness instead of so-called permanent peace. In this case, Churchill gathered support from his people, thereby reuniting the country and altering its flag spirit.
In the end of the movie, Churchill addressed the famous inspiring speech——We shall fight on the beaches. History would remember this moment, the darkest and most urgent moment as well as the brightest and most hopeful moment.
Churchill, the ambitious eloquent man, showed his mighty power through his speech, and showed the world the most powerful weapon is people’s faith on victory.