Starring: George MacKay, Dean Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Director: Sam Mendes
Synopsis: Two young soldiers are tasked with a nearly impossible mission to stop an offensive against the German army, intelligence says the Germans have set a trap and thousands of soldiers will die if the attack goes through as planned. The boys have less than two days to complete the daunting task, so it is a race against time in this epic journey. Against all odds these two soldiers fight to get that message to Colonel Mackenzie.
Review: 1917 is one of the best war movies made in a long time, I would personally group it in with Dunkirk for best war movie of the past decade (2010-2019). The way the movie was filmed really sets it apart from almost all other movies this year. It was truly a spectacle in terms of cinematography. The movie was also bolstered by an excellent cast, with some of Britain’s most talented actors. After seeing the movie, it 100 percent deserved the Oscar hype and wins that it got (Visual Effects, Cinematography, Sound Mixing). It felt like a complete movie, there were no holes, everything was spot on and near perfect. What a fantastic night out at the theatre!
Favorite Scene: When Lance Corporal Schofield makes the run across the battle field to find Colonel Mackenzie, he fought so hard to get here and finally reaches Mackenzie to give him the letter to cease the attack. A really powerful scene, showing how important of a mission it was to complete and how Schofield wouldn’t stop until it was complete.
Recommendation: If you enjoy war time movies and epic retelling of those stories then this movie is for you. A really amazing movie that almost any movie goer would enjoy. If you haven’t yet get to the theatre and see this movie!