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1917: Average Guy Movie Review

Set during the Great War, '1917' follows the story of Lance Corporals William Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tasked with an important mission, the two young soldiers must cross no man's land in order to reach an advancing British battalion, and stop them from marching into a German trap. If they fail to deliver the message in time 1600 men will be slaughtered - including Blake's older brother. Time truly is the enemy in this tense and unforgiving war drama.

There aren't many movies that I would say you definitely have to see in the cinema, but '1917' is definitely one of them. Sam Mendes' tribute to his grandfather is something you really should see on the big screen. The way it's shot - like one continuous take - makes it more of an immersive experience than most other movies. There is an element of anxiety to '1917', in that you never really know what's going to happen - or more importantly, go wrong - …