A real story about real heroes
“Enjoy this beauty, because you won’t be able to see beauty in a forest anymore.”
Only the Brave is an American drama film based on a real tragedy that happened in Arizona in 2013. In summer, 19 fighters from a hotshot unit Granite Mountain died trying to extinguish one of the most destructive and deadly forest fires. They gave their lives to save the city. It was the biggest tragedy after September 11, 2001, when hundreds of people were killed when twin towers were destroyed.
It should be noted that the film’s director Joseph Kosinski did a brilliant job. Not everyone will recall that he also directed Tron: Legacy and Oblivion. Being far from the most popular directors in the world, Kosinski’s yet a person with great taste.
The leading roles were performed by Josh Brolin. Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, and Jeff Bridges.
In the film the dangerous wildfires are rather a background to reveal the characters. As the picture tells the story of the team, it starts giving a better picture of the personalities of the heroes, showing the evolution of a man. Everything is based on the mutual relationship and views on life. It also dwells on the notion of brotherhood. Every character in the film has a story of their own. The leader of the hotshot crew, Eric Marsch, is in the center of attention. He is responsible for the unit, he makes proper strategic decisions. He’s respected by the team, his family loves and waits for him. Another character that’s in the center of attention, too, is Brendan McDonough. This guy has a dark past, and he completely lacks any physical training. He decided to join the firefighters’ unit to change his life. The characters’ stories get intertwined to produce a powerful drama that evokes strong emotions after all.
Some people will be surprised to learn that firefighters set one part of the forest on fire to save another part. By the way, the actors had to dig several kilometers of ditches normally used to stop the fire while they were learning to play forest firefighters in a training camp.
It’s worth mentioning that nature is the leading antagonist in the movie. It’s terrible and beautiful at the same time. Many people are in love with the element because its unrestraint enchants them. But when this power starts taking people’s life, it’s always very sad. The fire is always relentless. And there are always people who want to be professionals and ready to risk their lives.
Most importantly, the film brings up important questions and there’s an illuminative insight to this story. First of all, it teaches us to get our priorities straight and make a choice. It also reminds us that life is not about work, and that everyone has the right for a second chance.
We’ll use this opportunity to say that the Ukrainian dubbing of this film was done by our sound recording studio “Tretyakoff Production.” So we understand better than anyone else that a voice is one of the key tools able to completely change the impression from the visual sequence. Every voice has a unique set of qualities, pitch, and intonation. Our studio works with a variety of professional actors, which is why it always achieves the desired result.
Should you watch Only the Brave? Yes, there is no doubt about it. This film tells about real heroes, the power of spirit, about the people who knew what they were living for, excellently did their job, and will forever remain in the hearts of people they saved. This film is a proof of it. We also want to note that the music in the film is amazing and used in proper moments, as well as the incredible landscapes of the American Southwest. The result is a powerful monument-film that will touch even hard-hearted people.
The creative team of the Tretyakoff Production Studio wishes you pleasant viewing.