1917 Excites Audience

War Epic filled with suspense keeps audience on edge of seat

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Will Jones, Staff Writer

1917 was an absolute masterpiece. From the script, to the scenery, and of course the action, drama, and suspense, everything was on point for a fantastic movie-seeing experience. The director and co-producer, Sam Mendes, along with his camera crew, created a stunning film, which appears to be a continuous shot film, or a movie which looks like it is filmed with one long take using only one camera.

1917, a film based in the prime of one of the deadliest wars in the history of mankind, tells the brilliant story of two English soldiers, Lance Corporal William Schofield, and Lance Corporal Tom Blake, sent on what only seems like a suicide mission. The two troopers are tasked with completing the delivery of a critical message to another English battalion led by Blake’s own brother, Lieutenant Joseph Blake. Failure to deliver the message in time to stop the attack will result in a great loss of men to casualty against a German ambush.

Mendes and his crew did a superb job all around the film. From displaying to the audience the sheer amounts of sickness, anguish, and death that occurred during the bloody war, to the scenery and effects of old run down French farms, burning villages, and the absolute brutality of the war. The two lead actors, George MacKay (Schofield), and Dean-Charles Chapman (Blake), were able to display perfectly to the audience the urgency and stress that two soldiers of this war would be put through while going through a mission like this.

At the end of the day, 1917 was a fantastic watch and would be a great recommendation if you’re looking for a movie to see over the weekend. In my opinion, this was one of the most worthwhile movies to spend your time watching, and well worth a few dollars to go and enjoy with a friend or two. Personally, I rate this movie a perfect five stars because of the fantastic plot, superb acting, and appealing scenery.