The new documentary produced by Tom Hanks, is now open at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The film, titled Beyond All Boundaries, documents the important battles that occurred during the second World War. This isn’t the type of film that would be typically shown in your boring history class, instead it’s being described as a “4-D” experience.
During the viewing of the film, the seats, props, and theater will move and shake around. Many celebrities provided their voices to the project, including James Cromwell and Patricia Clarkson. Hanks produced the film for the museum in order to educate the youth of today about the war, because he feels it “is now entering into the era of myth.”
Here’s what Hanks had to say at the premiere of the film,
“I’m just glad that it’s here…I’m glad that it’s part of the bigger museum. I think things like this are natural resources for each city (in which) they exist.”
He also talked about why he made the documentary,
“World War II was fought by a bunch of 17-year-olds who were trying to kill each other, now that’s not that far away from a lot of things that are going on in the world today…If this museum and we have done our job well enough, people will come and certainly take note of the past, pay homage to the sacrifice, but at the same time, walk away thinking, ‘Well, what would I do if the circumstances were the same?’.”
This film has an interesting concept. It’s like the History Channel on steroids. And it’s nice to see actors using their time and energy on projects that aim to help the community and better society. The only downside to this, is that people living in other cities won’t be able to enjoy it. Hopefully, the film will be shown in other museums in the near future.
What do you think?