Movie Review: Hell’s Angels (1930)

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Bianca’s Review:

hell's angels

Rather than falling into the category of classic war movies like The Big Parade (1925) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Hell’s Angels (1930) fits more into the Wings (1927) section of classic war movies. It relies more on spectacle than plot and character, offering an impressive array of visual camerawork and shocking moments, but not as buoyed by the story as the effects. While the former films mentioned have shown a heartbreaking picture of war, their messages are clear, and the characters are just as involving as the scenery and special effects used to get the point across. You feel a connection to James Apperson and Paul more than you feel towards characters like Jack Powell and Roy Rutledge of the latter films listed. Any angst we feel for the characters are mainly due to charm of the actors Charles “Buddy” Rogers and James Hall…

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