Will Gardner tells the story about Iraq War veteran Will Gardner (Max Martini) who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained during a bombing that he and his platoon suffered while in combat. His injuries make it difficult for him to reintegrate into society so after a series of setbacks, he goes on a spirited motorcycle journey across America to pick up pieces of his life lost since combat. Martini (13 Hours, Captain Phillips) also penned the script and directs the film.
The cover/poster used in the initial pitch of the film is of the lead singer Sully Urna of Godsmack and is also the cover of Godsmack's greatest hits album, "Good times, bad times... ten years of Godsmack." See more »
Will 'Ghost' Gardner:
It enrages me and it breaks my heart to see people that serve this country standing on the streets begging for scraps.
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Ok so it's not great but...
Even though it's relatively formulaic, trite and unimaginative. Especially the direction and editing. The cinematics are generic. but the writing is subtle and actors (including some notable cameos) carry a loosely cogent story through. There's a depth to the characters and dialogue and narrative that is compelling. Worth watching it's message is clear and obvious but personal.
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