Finnigan’s War review (2013)

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Conor Timmis directs a documentary based on the Korean War. We get to hear incredible stories from veterans and families of soldiers who didn’t make it home. Finnigan’s War review right after the jump.

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Although it may not be talked about as much as other war’s, the Korean War is just as important and devastating piece of the history of human kind as any other. Actor and Director Conor Timmis brings us a fascinating documentary looking back at how it affected those who were involved, all in name of his late Grandfather Sgt John Finnigan – a Silver Star recipient for rescuing fifteen injured men.

Timmis does a brilliant job of mixing the documentary with interviews, stock footage and fantastically drawn comic strips – building a picture of what happened. Each man and woman interviewed have fascinating stories to tell – ones that whole movies could be based on, ones that are both heart-breaking and inspiring.

These people are unsung heroes. Men like Ralph E. Pomeroy who won the Medal of Honor for an act that sounds so brave you’d be forgiven for thinking it was an act of fiction. Yet it wasn’t, it actually happened. Extraordinary. We get to visit the 900ft ship named after him and speak to his sister who tells of her heartbreak of losing such a loving big brother. finnigans war Finnigans War review (2013)

Conor Timmis handles the subject with utter sincerity and pays respect to the men and women who gave their lives for America. It’s been 60 years since the conflict and Timmis wants the viewer to never forget what happened. Now, after viewing Finnigan’s War, I never will forget.

Finnigan’s War, which is narrated by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker in Star Wars) needs to be available for all to see. Let’s hope the film finds its place in shops and streaming sites such as Netflix as soon as possible.

Overall Thoughts:

A powerful documentary on the Korean War sixty years earlier, Finnigan’s War is a fascinating watch and deserves a huge audience.

4.5 / 5 stars     

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