They Shall Not Grow Old

hollowoutadime

Sergeant
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Feb 27, 2014
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#2
I saw it Friday, 3D. Nice job cleaning up the 100 yr old footage. War is hell, and they don't hold back. Very graphic injuries/deaths. Told from an Englishman's perspective, you see the footage and hear the interviews of the vets done some 30 yrs later. You just hate seeing men "go over the top" across a moonscaped, muddy no man's land, then onto a sea of barbed wire. Just foolish. Those WW1 tanks just moved so painfully slowly, bullet /artillery magnets. Got an 8.5 on IMDB. Stay for the credits (there's also a 30 min segment). Can't get that song "Mademoiselle from Armentieres Parlez-Vous " out of my head.
 

Kickin45

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
Oct 7, 2018
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#4
Really enjoyed it. Amazing work. Peter Jackson cherishes the humanity of the images, and it shows.
Hardest part was watching the Medics trying to do what they could.
That’s always the hardest part. Too many losses
 
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lonegunman762x51

Msgt
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Apr 8, 2011
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#5
Peter Jackson did an amazing job, it was a really great documentary. The hardest part was seeing footage of those guys in the recessed road and the looks on their faces. They knew they faced certain death in a very few minutes and nearly every one of them was killed shortly after they were filmed. WWI was pretty terrible.

And listening to the stories told by guys later in life was interesting, some of them could be talking about the last war.
 

fanninland

Private
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Feb 9, 2017
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#6
I saw it several weeks ago and thought it was really great as well. Jackson's 30 minute or so commentary after the film was worth watching too. The part where he explains how they recreated the scene where the officer is reading his battle-ready message to his troops was pretty neat. As he had family that served in WWI you could see that he took a keen personal interest in this project.
 
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svthuh

Captain Nimcompoop
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Jun 13, 2011
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#7
I just watched this tonight. Excellent film. Really shows the horrors of warfare, especially on a scale such as WWI. I felt he did an excellent job with it overall. I would have liked to seen footage from the French and the Americans, as well as heard some of their stories, but I also understand that would have been a much larger project and would have likely pushed the length as well as the budget. I honestly have no real complaints. This is a film that will definitely make its way into my personal collection.
 
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