| 1917 (2019) |
If you are seeking refuge from the new lineup of “woke” movies, you will find it here.
8.7/10 on IMBD and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, the story is about two British soldiers who are given the mission to travel deep into enemy territory to warn 1600 men that they are walking into a trap set by the Germans. They must face the extra danger of travelling in daylight, due to a time restriction. One of them is especially motivated, because the 1600 includes his brother.
1917 is a very realistic portrayal of conditions in WWI, but at no point is it a fun film. It is not a very good date movie, because your girlfriend may not like it. No one clapped at the end, just silence. It is a sad.
I noticed that over half the movie goers were White men over the age of fifty. That is not a criticism of the film, but just to indicate the demographic. There were a bunch of older women also, but few younger people.
What I can say without reservation, is that it is a fair tribute to history and to those men who fought in WWI. The only positive outcome of the war was to sour our appetite for fighting.
Now that you know what you are getting into, I fully recommend the film as educational and spiritually rewarding. It is a good portrayal of men, so I give it three male-positives.
Reviewed by Paul G
Rated R for violence, disturbing images and language.
Play time: 2 hours