Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Horrors of War

There are a number of movies that I am looking forward to seeing, and on Sunday Alejandro and I went to the Cinemex at the Mexico City World Trade Center and saw the historical drama "1917".

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Generally I am not a big fan of war movies, but this film was absolutely gripping.  I was on the edge of my seat as the story unfolded of two young British soldiers in World War I who are sent on a mission to cross no-man's-land to deliver a vital orders to the commander of another battalion.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth have brief roles, but I had never heard of the two actors who have the lead roles... George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman.  I am surprised that neither one of them was nominated for an Academy Award.

I will not give away any more of the plot, but the film is a devastating portrayal of the horror and stupidity of war.

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