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1917.. Is it just me, or was as bad as I thought it was?

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Went with 2 other family members. Feel like we wasted our money too. The only way to describe it is that it is one person's story of a "mission". Could have easily been a free movie on TBS (or some other network).

For the life of us, we can't figure out why all the hubbub about it.

We like documentaries and movies based on true life events. We would NEVER recommend this to anyone.

Save your money and go shooting.
 
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I used to enjoy going to the movies with the family but loathe it after I lost my hearing.
They do have CC capability with glasses with a HUD but you cannot wear your prescription glasses at the same time, just not a good experience at all...:mad:

Plus being disarmed to boot but concealed means just that....
 
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I liked it, and have only minor gripes that aren't worth mentioning. Most of the talk about 1917 the movie has been about the interesting film technology used. I consider this movie a heartfelt homage to his grandfather's memory by the director Sam Mendes.

I'm named after my father, and my father named after two uncles that died early in life. The older uncle was crushed by a log in a sawmill accident, and the other uncle died from complications of his wounds in WWI. I've read that uncles military record so I guess I saw the movie through different eyes than you guys.

FWIW, the younger uncle was a veteran of the Spanish American War, and wounded three times in the Philippines during the Moro insurrection. He was so incensed at American neutrality that he went to Canada in 1916, claimed to have been born in England, and enlisted in their Army. I've read his entire Canadian military file and his attestation paperwork is truthful in every regard [including his prior US Army service] except his place of birth. I don't think the Canadians were fooled into thinking his North Carolina accent was British, and were probably only too glad to enlist an experienced soldier even if he was 36 at the time.
 

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I enjoyed it, although I thought the premise was a bit foolish. Why not just fly a plane over the lines and drop orders to cancel the pending attack instead of sending two guys to deliver the orders, across no-man's land.

Military history is one of my favorite subjects and I thought the depiction of the trenches and no-man's land were accurate.
 
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As an avid film fan, I enjoyed the camera work for certain scenes.. hard to do and lots of effort for smooth moving shot. The cinematography and scores were good, costumes for a time era piece were great.. but I agree, kind of a go nowhere story dragged out to make a film.

I wanted to see more of the true horrors of trench warfare and poisons that were used during WW1 before the G.C., I feel like that could truly make for a terrifying theatrical experience.
And if not that, Even have them expound on Indians that served for England.. Which they touched on in one shot but didnt cover much.. I know they were called into action but there isnt much coverage of them, at least that’d be unique.

As for worse war movies.. “Dunkirk“ truly disappointed me, that should have been a 15-30min special on the History channel. A dock, some tugboats, a burned plane.. movie ends.
 

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Midway is pretty cool, kinda a Michael Bay type spinning camera kinda thing, but the dive bombing scenes are truly scary, and will pucker your butt good!
I love that they are bringing more attention to both wars, and with film making being so good, it's possible to do these now that otherwise couldn't be done!

Best war movie yet ( of modern times) is WAR HORSE!
 
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Midway is pretty cool, kinda a Michael Bay type spinning camera kinda thing, but the dive bombing scenes are truly scary, and will pucker your butt good!
I love that they are bringing more attention to both wars, and with film making being so good, it's possible to do these now that otherwise couldn't be done!

Best war movie yet ( of modern times) is WAR HORSE!
Ill have to give War Horse a chance. Imo, Saving Private Ryan still takes the cake for top war film.
 
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First, WWI (and Korea, and some other wars) stories are highly deserving of being told and could be very powerful. I applaud all good efforts to make these and tell these stories.

I've not yet seen it, but I hear folks raving about it. I'm VERY skeptical of a lot of people who do reviews FOR MONEY b/c they seem to pitch everything as "the greatest" and most are turds. Like the latest Terminator turd.
I have seen the trailers for 1917 and it just doesn't look very good or compelling. You can instead watch some free REAL stories on Youtube about WWI. Seems far more interesting than masses of men and bombs exploding via CGI. And you save $50.

Folks raved about Dunkirk. Yet I found it remarkably unremarkable.

Having said that it seems every reviewer I respect seems to rave about it. So I will likely see it.

I hear 1917 is gorgeous, beautifully filmed, well told, great action, suspense, etc. I will see it at some point, but probably not in theaters.

1917 does appear to be a copy of the story from Saving Private Ryan. These guys have to go find another guy and go thru Hell to get there. Okay, I've seen and heard that story many times.

I've watched free YT videos on WWI and there's endless material waiting for the right story. The true horrors of trench warfare, madness of continually repeatedly ordering men to charge across fields into machine gun fire, endless bombing, disease, starvation, poison gas, freezing to death, fields of dead men... I don't get the impression this is represented in the 1917 film.
 
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I haven't Watched a good movie for the past 40 years, but then those may have not been that good either. If you have watched one movie it is like you have watched them all
 
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First, WWI (and Korea, and some other wars) stories are highly deserving of being told and could be very powerful.
The S. Koreans have made some good Korean War flicks. There used to be a few on Netflix before they became a porn channel. Don't know if you can still find them. I don't subscribe anymore.

S. Korean movies are pretty good in general, esp. police dramas. Good acting, good production values, and no PC BS to put up with. But you gotta be up for subtitles.
 

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