At the Movies: 1917

Karl and I had the movie 1917 on our movie list wayback at Christmas time.   There were several movies that came out at Christmas and we couldn’t get to them all.  We gambled and hoped that 1917 would make it to the smaller $1 theater but it didn’t and we were so sad.  Then last week I saw that YES…it was coming to our $1 theater so I told Karl, we have to go.

For those of you who don’t know or haven’t seen it, it’s a WWI movie.

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Spencer, Kayla’s husband, had seen the movie and really liked it.  He went again with Buck and he liked it.

Here’s the synopsis:
During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.”

I typically like war movies if they are done well and not grossly bloody.  Being we waited so long to see this one, I really hoped that we’d like it.  We ended up going on a weeknight which isn’t our typical but it was the only time we could make it work.

Karl is a big time war movie lover so he was happy to go.

So did we like it??YES.

For me it was amazing.  In the movie the main character is in every single scene in the movie.  He is really never off of the screen.  One of the reasons I think they did that is they wanted the viewers to experience the long hard journey the soldier made.  When we saw that he never got a break, we could feel more of his struggle.

For me the movie was good…a little slow but good.  Karl says the movie was, great, amazing and wonderful.   He said, it was historically accurate from all that he has read.  He said it was “very real”…and Karl, is a great history buff.

Here’s the trailer…..

All in all, we’re really glad we went.  We recommend it.

3 thoughts on “At the Movies: 1917”

  1. My husband and I saw it. Yes we loved it too. We enjoy war movies. It really makes you think of all the sacrifices made by our soldiers!!!

  2. Colleen Pflieger

    But why was the girl and baby hiding there? The baby had no food or diapers. That was a bit of Hollywood.

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