The movie was very well made and looked amazing. It’s just a shame they didn’t put the same effort into the plot, that they clearly did everything else.Watched 1917, it was pretty damn good, though short of amazing IMO. Some of the early tense scenes reminded me of watching Aliens for the first time, that scene from relatively early on when the marines are all searching that outpost that sent the distress signal.
The main character, Schofield, did a really good job too.
Put those orders into air mail via one of the those biplanes that routinely flew over or put Scofield into a car / truck and the entire film would have been over in 60 minutes or so and could have been a real ‘one shot’ because the whole ‘journey’ to get the orders to the Colonel, would have taken less time than the runtime of this film... Or hell, one of these that were routinely included in recon aircraft flights from 1915 onwards...