Intense. Terrifying. Gory. Loud. Immersive. Heartbreaking.
These were the few words EDGAR managed to mumble to our companion as we stumbled out of the cinema after watching Sam Mendes’ epic new movie 1917. Full sentences weren’t able to be formed until we reached the car park.
The World War I movie, which recently won Golden Globes for film and director and will surely win big at the Oscars, follows two young British soldiers on a nail-biting trek through the German front line and into no-man’s land to deliver a message and call off a doomed attack that will save 1,600 lives. Mendes calls it a “ticking clock thriller.”