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1917 Movie Review

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by KodiakBeer, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer Member

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    I was disappointed in the LACK of CGI in Dunkirk. There was plenty, but every scene of the city lacked the background of smoke that you see in every single photo taken during the evacuation. Since that background was in nearly every scene, it continued to bother me through the whole movie. At any rate, I don't mind CGI done well. Cecille B. Demille is long gone and you can't dress up 10,000 Spaniards in uniforms and make them march around any more.

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Did you notice the Spitfire didn't have an engine?
     
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    It did have an extremely long glide ratio, didn't it!;)
     
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    That was characteristic of that model Spitfire, when the engine conked out you could jettison it ;)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    There was a shaft from the prop to the firewall. Don't know how far back from there it went.
     
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    I need to watch Dunkirk again.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    People drove me nuts with that one.

    One guy lives through three days.

    One guy lives through most of a day.

    One guy lives through an hour out of a day.

    Weaving them together seems to have confused a great many people.
     
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    It's funny. I enjoyed the movie and I was not confused by the sequence and plot line at all. My father and brother in law on the other hand have watched it a few times since then and they still get confused by what you stated above. In fact, they don't like the movie for that very reason. I have only seen the film the one time in the theater. I have a difficult time watching an epic film on the small screen after I have seen it. I am just odd I guess. I doubt I will watch 1917 again, though it was remarkable. Becoming old and set in my ways I guess.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I can't count the number of people who were pouncing on all kinds of "mistakes" the sequences of events caused.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Yes sir. I remember vividly. The reviews were very unhelpful as well in determining the films worth. If those things really do matter in the end, and to some I think they do. People incapable of viewing and having their own opinion afterwards.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I ignore critics routinely.

    Proposal to make the perfect audience participation war movie. Lock the audience in a theater for a year. Turn lights on and off randomly. Let them eat whatever they find on the floor. Kill some of them, wound a lot more, and give them all traumas that will be very hard to shake.

    Then, after they're released from the theater, tell them the movie was the first of a series and they already have tickets for the sequels.
     

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