Peter Jackson’s, They Shall Not Grow Old, is by far the finest World War I documentary I’ve ever had the pleasure to observe because, unlike a majority of the unvarying record data relapses that are recycled like weak-kneed plastic, this piece wisely decides to focus predominantly on the “soldier experience” rather than the fixed statistics of the war itself.
The way the film restores the archive footage is beyond words “paranormally staggering” and the film glides victoriously due to the virtuous decision to have actual World War I veterans narrate. They Shall Not Grow Old is an informal shock wave that metaphysically places you into the war. (Verdict: B)
“They Shall Not Grow Old” is now playing in theaters.