True war film with Marvel star is coming to the Netherlands

After Top Gun: Maverick and a Chinese Top Gun copy, fighter aircraft enthusiasts have one more movie to look forward to. meet devotiona brand new war film from Sony Pictures that is also coming to Dutch cinemas.

The film is set in 1950, during the Korean War. Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown really found each other during their tough military training. Brown, played by Jonathan Majors (Loki), has to continuously prove himself by his skin color.

Devotion: True War Movie

Ultimately, both soldiers are selected for the air force. Jesse makes history by becoming the first African American to fly for the Air Force, but the war will test their strong friendship.

Jonathan Majors plays the leading role in devotion. Most fans will know the 33-year-old actor as the main villain for the upcoming series of Marvel movies. The new Thanos, you could say without exaggeration. His comrade, Tom Hudner, is played by Glen Powell, who we know from Top Gun: Maverick.

The war film is based on Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship and Sacrifice, a book by American historian and author Adam Makos. In his book he tells the true and underexposed story, which Sony Pictures now eagerly uses.

Young talent with a personal link

Directed by Justin Dillard, a young talent with only a few films on his resume. His personal origin story makes it extremely suitable for devotion to adapt. He was raised as a so-called ‘navy brat’, son of a naval flight officer, also the second African-American pilot to fly for the Blue Angels, a United States Navy flight demonstration team.

Well, back to devotion. Sony Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the war movie. With Erik Messerschmidt on board as cinematographer, you know that a film is going to look good, but the first images still make an impression. The best man won an Oscar last year for his work for limp, a film by David Fincher. He often collaborates with the filmmaker. Also the Netflix series mindhunter is on his resume, for example.

Dutch cinemas and first reviews

We are immediately catapulted into the action, with bullets flying around and a quick introduction to the main characters. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long for a more extensive acquaintance: the war film will be shown in Dutch cinemas from 1 December.

devotion has already premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. After 25 reviews from critics, Rotten Tomatoes has a very decent score of 84 percent. “Devotion succeeds because it combines powerful acting with stunning visuals, not just relying on one or the other,” concludes Britany Murphy of Discussing Film.

All in all, it seems that Sony has one hell of a war film in its hands. Fortunately, we will be able to judge for ourselves in a few weeks. In the meantime, check out the top 10 best war films that you can now stream on Pathé Thuis.

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(Image: Sony Pictures)

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