Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. - Winston Churchill
I don't know a lot about Churchill, but what I do know is that he was a tough man that would not back down. This biopic follows the ascension of Churchill to the British Prime Minister in 1940. If you enjoy tales of pivotal moments in history and the people that shaped those moments, you will enjoy this movie, as I did.
Darkest Hour is powerful, but it's not really a flattering movie about those that shaped this time in history. The characters are flawed, which just makes the movie better to me. Gary Oldman's portrayal of Churchill was incredible. I've obviously never met Churchill, but now I feel like I have. Seriously amazing.
One of the biggest takeaways I had from watching the movie is the reminder that we need the threat of war in order to promote peace. Without the strength of the good, evil will rule. And while it is an unfortunate truth, it is still an important thing to remember in our civilization. Now, I'll grant you that history is written by the victors, so this could just be an example of this. But it's hard to deny the evil of the Nazi regime and the good that came of defeating it. Had the United Kingdom given in, the world would likely be a much darker place.