Watch: Devotion 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen..
Plot: The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.
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Not top gun, not bad, not as good as I thought it was going to be
Expecting an emotional top gun movie, you can pick out the similarities between them but this is less blood rushing fun and a more meaningful story to tell. Story ain’t much but the characters performances elevate it, especially Jonathan Majors as Jesse brown who carries the emotional side of the movie.
Still has action, but it’s not trying to wow you like top gun, it’s scarcely there for the runtime but the action scenes are riveting and get your heart pumping looking at how close some calls are once it starts. They don’t feel like a movie, more like the action is right there in front of you remembering it’s a true story. It’s a war movie, not an action movie, more of a war drama. Reminds me of Tom hanks movie Greyhound. Sure the flashy mid air combat maneuvers of top gun would have been nice to see, but it would’ve ruined the aura of what this movie was meant to be. It’s not there to show how cool flying a fighter jet is, more of showing us the personal lives of those flying them.
Race isn’t as prevalent a theme as I thought it’d be, it’s more than evident sure but takes it’s time to finally focus on Jesse as a main character. I like that it doesn’t milk the race card, it’s instead sprinkled and Jesse’s physical restraint to confronting it aids that. Would’ve helped adding more depth to the movie though, I didn’t care as much as I should’ve for the characters, I was rooting for them but the ending needed more than that to have the full effect but I guess you can’t change a true story. Also, despite sharing majority of the screen time Tom isn’t as explored as Jesse, of course Jesse is the lead but Tom felt too wafer thin.
It’s pretty straightforward, no dramatic twists so it might not be as thrilling. Plot development is a little slow, still keeps you interested. I wouldn’t say the movie is anticlimactic because the action scenes definitely give that but it feels like they were going placed in the middle, not for the big finale.
I did enjoy that it wasn’t just some run of the mill sappy ending yet still carrying the emotion. I didn’t like the camera work at the end, it looked like the camera man was running on foot and unsteady.
It’s not the best war movie out there but it’s not a bad watch. With glen powell featuring in both top gun maverick and devotion I guess it’s hard not to compare as they came out in the same year.
Top guns more about flare, this is more emotionally moving. It’s about the first black navy aviator but also about his friendship with his wingman Tom. They’re not entirely thick as thieves even though Tom’s tryna be but they get closer as the movie goes on. They did a good job at portraying a brother at arms relationship, not with the two only but everyone in it. It might not stir up as much buzz as top gun but even with it’s imperfections it’s still worth a watch.
Jonathan Majors is a star
Let’s throw this out there right away. This movie did not do itself any favors by coming out during the same calendar year as Top Gun: Maverick. It’s also impossible to think about with Hangman being one of the main characters of this story. Despite all of that, this film did exactly what it needed to do and was beautifully portrayed by two amazing actors. Jonathan Majors continues to make a name for himself with a heartfelt performance as Jesse Brown and his chemistry with Glen Powell was good enough.
Anytime something is based on a true story, I always leave the theater feeling impacted and with so many thoughts about what was discussed in the film. This was no different. Devotion was a perfect title for this movie, as it covered many different types of Devotion. Devotion to one’s family, one’s country, one’s cause, and oneself. It makes you realize just how much these men and women sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our country, but also touches on the ongoing issue of racism in this world. It is awful to know that there are still people out there who treat people different because of the color of their skin and actually think they are superior because of it. Absolute scum of the earth.
With that said, I think that’s where this film lacks a little bit. The premise of the story opened up many opportunities to demonstrate just how awful the racism was during that time, but it elected to stay pretty surface level with it. Jesse’s recounting of the racism to himself in the mirror and the one cliche white dude who was giving him a hard time just didn’t give it the chance to hit as hard as it could have. Also, as mentioned above, Tom and Jesse’s chemistry was good enough, but left a lot more to be desired. One of the best uses of that character dynamic that comes to mind is Bertier and Julius in Remember the Titans, and this one between Tom and Jesse felt a lot weaker.
At the end of the day, it was still a very good movie with very good actors and an emotionally effective story. Hopefully we can work towards treating our veterans better and make them feel more valued for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director J.D. Dillard
Writer Jake Crane, Jonathan Stewart, Adam Makos
Actors Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, DTS, Auro 11.1, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1
Camera Panavision Millennium DXL2, Panavision Panaspeed and Sphero 65 Lenses, Red Komodo, Panavision Panaspeed and Sphero 65 Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (6K) (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP Digital Cinema Package (4K)