Plot: A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Eye Opener
Story: They Shall Not Grow Old starts as the First World War begins as we follows through the stories of multiply men that lied about joining the army, followed their preparations before leaving for battle and learning how the men must learn how deadly the war was. We go through countless accounts of the life and experiences of the war, through clips that have been remastered to show the colour from the original black and white footage.
Thoughts on They Shall Not Grow Old
Final Thoughts – This is one of the best technical achievements in documentary film making, we get the see the footage that was only ever seen in black and white, restored to colour which shows us more of the harsh realities of war. Having the countless accounts from the former soldiers, where just weren’t prepared for going into war, seeing how almost pointless what they were doing was even after meeting the German soldiers too. This is an impress eye opening look at one of the biggest wars in history, the lives they were living both during and after the war which shows just how lost the generation could have been in this world.
Overall: This is easily one of the most important documentaries you will see.