Saturday, May 09, 2015

Movie Review: Our World War

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with another movie review!  This week, we watched a three part series called "Our World War".

The first installment centered around the very beginning of Great Britain's involvement in the First World War.  It took place in Belgium, in the town of Mons.  Since Mom and Dad lived very close to Mons for three years, they found not only the storyline very interesting, but the scenery very well done! The second episode is about the Manchester Pals unit - guys who worked together in the civilian world, then enlisted into the Army in local recruiting drives with the promise that they would be able to serve alongside each other. And the third episode was about tank warfare! That's when the series really picked up for me!

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"Yeah!  Somebody get them MOVING!"

The whole movie had great but not overdone special effects, interesting camera angles, and a great rock music score! (I love hard rock!) They really tried to get things right historically. It had some cool graphics showing troop movement during the battles and they mixed in some real WWI footage. It's based on actual letters from soldiers who were there - and they tell you at the end of each episode what became of them. Great action, good character development! I have to give this movie 5 stars!

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"Right, Weston!  Get this ... umm ... really cool tank moving!!!"

OK, there is a tad bit of harsh language, but that's not overdone, either!  If you're looking for a great movie to watch this weekend, look into "Our World War"!  (We watched via Netflix.)  It was well-worth watching!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. We have Netflix!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat Review.... We love Netflix....

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  3. It sounds like a good movie, Maggie, but our mom is too much into her romantic comedies. This would be way too deep for her!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  4. Did you get to have popcorn too?

    Mom says Netflix will be making a debut here this summer as the grandbipeds like a lot of shows there.

    Happy weekend and stay safe from those storms.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  5. We will get Mama to add this to our Netflix "List". Thanks for the heads up Maggie!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  6. It's obviously a favorite
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Lily & Edward

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  7. we like history movies, Maggie. This one looks like it really kept your interest :) We'll have to check it out.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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