Reviews for 1917
Review - 1917
I struggled to make sense of the landscape. The two corporals kept running into British troops along their mission, so I'm not clear on why they had to travel so far on foot when there were entire battalions much further forward who were riding around in trucks and when so much of the territory they crossed was free of combatants. But the dead bodies, the destruction, the desperation, the trench life all seemed genuine. The movie was shot in real time, with the illusion of one take, although there were moments of darkness when splices could obviously take place. There was also obviously a gap in the real-time story line when the screen went black for several seconds during the time Schofield was unconscious after his encounter with the sniper. We were sitting closer to the screen than we generally care to do, and some of the scenes made us rather dizzy.
Reviewed by Roger on 2020-01-12 07:52:27