2022 All Quiet On the Western Front Review
The new All Quiet on the Western Front movie is a fantastic WWI movie. It really, really is.
But it bears a resemblance to the book in name and character names only, which is massively disappointing. It did its own thing, and while it definitely showed the brutality of trench warfare, it missed everything else about what made the original story so powerful. The entire point of the book’s ending and how it relates to the title is gone.
I say go watch it. But watch it as a WWI movie, not an All Quiet movie.