1917 Movie features a realistic portrayal of a truly remarkable story following the appalling journey of two soldiers having to call off the attack against Germany.
At the peak of the primary war, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. So Blake takes on him as his brother is involved and without wasting any time sets on the journey against the advice of Schofield to plan it first.
George Mackay & Dean Chapman’s performances are effectively essayed even with minimal dialogue. portraying two ordinary soldiers who are suddenly dropped into extraordinary (and utterly terrifying) circumstances, but navigate them with all the courage, compassion, and determination they can muster, even when they falter. The former expresses his raw emotions clearly but sometimes, he falls flat and the latter’s way of characters feels quite unbelievable due to Chapman’s failure to construct expressions that are substantially connected to the impacts of war.
Sam Mendes has done a great job. The use of the single shot was brilliant and pure brilliance on screen. While Mendes and his behind-the-scenes crew have done a great job in every technical department, A wonderful experiment in immersive filmmaking and a powerful tale of heroism in its own right, Sam Mendes has assembled a war film that is raw, revolutionary and, most importantly, feels real!
As you can see editing, cinematography, and overall direction of the film Sam Mendes absolutely made great movie.