Movie Review: 1917

Brandon Fowlis, staff writer

1917 is a movie that lets us see what life in the trenches was like during World War I. 

In the movie, 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. 

 Initially, I wasn’t interested in seeing the movie, but having seen it in a packed theater with some friends a month back, the movie turned out to be jaw dropping. After watching the movie I learned that it was filmed all in one shot which isn’t common for most action movies. For someone who doesn’t like war movies or movies at all I can truly say this movie will win an Academy Award for best picture or best film. The story of the movie is truly great along with the camerawork which helps capture some incredible shots. The story is easy to follow and everything that happens is made clear and the producers left nothing out. I would highly recommend seeing this movie during our time off.