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They Shall Not Grow Old

also known as «Они никогда не станут старше»
MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for disturbing war images.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young-Adults
War Documentary History 3D
1 hr. 39 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
December 17, 2018 (wide—1,122 theaters)
January 21, 2019 (wide—1,000+ theaters)
DVD: May 7, 2019
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Relevant Issues
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Remembering and honoring the sacrifices made by our ancestors and previous generations to secure our freedom and prosperity

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What is the Biblical perspective on war? Answer

war in the Bible

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Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

Why is their EVIL in the world? See: Fall of Man and Satan

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

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Issue of pain and suffering

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

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Does God feel our pain? Answer

Featuring: _____
Director: Peter Jackson—“The Lord of the Rings” franchise
Producer: House Productions [Great Britain] Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, London [Great Britain] WingNut Films [New Zealand]
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Distributor: Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A ground-breaking documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

This acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. Peter Jackson decided not to use narration as one might expect for such a documentary. Instead, he wants audiences to hear the voices of real soldiers who experienced the conflict first hand.

Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film—which he has called his most personal—offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything but grainy black & white…and silent. In THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, Jackson opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before, noting, ‘Restoration is a humanizing process.’ The screening will be immediately followed by special content offering firsthand insights into what went into this feat of research, filmmaking and storytelling.

Peter Jackson did not receive any fee for the film.”

Other World War One films…
The Grand Illusion (1937)
Sergeant York (1941)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Merry Christmas (2006)
Flyboys (2006)
Passchendaele (2008)
War Horse (2011)
The Guardians (2017)
The Promise (2017)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)

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…An emotionally rich documentary that wows… The film is a triumph, both technically and emotionally. …The only voices heard are the soldiers telling their stories, from the moment they decided to sign up, through their experiences in training and on the front line, until they go back home. … [4/5]
Jonathan Pile,·Empire [UK]
…a memorial that resonates like no other documentary… a truly immersive picture of a nation at war… their voices will inspire conversations about war and peace for generations… [5/5]
Andrew Collins, RadioTimes
…humanizes and makes accessible a past generation… Jackson not only colorized the film but – using revolutionary digital trickery – changed the frame rate to match the 24-frames-per-seconds that the modern eye is used to. Jackson also converted the footage to 3-D and moved the “camera” in a more dynamic fashion, lending the image a reinvigorated sense of scope and depth. …
Witney Seibold, IGN
Peter Jackson’s astonishing WW1 documentary is like no other… revelatory… [5/5]
Geoffrey Macnab, Independent [UK]
…Nothing feels too sentimentalized or sanitized, but neither is it sensationalized for extra shock value. These are the true accounts of survivors, after all, mostly talking decades after the events and grateful to be alive. …
Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
…a technical dazzler with a surprisingly humane streak… a fluent, first-hand human narrative unencumbered by dates, milestones and political process. This film’s business — the everyday, on-the-ground shifts in soldierly mood and morale across four very long years — is what tends to get left out of classroom textbooks. …In conjunction with the film’s intricately stitched narration, its soldiers turn from cold statistics to warm, quivering human beings, drawing us with renewed empathy into a Great War that, they all but unanimously agree, had precious little greatness to it.
Guy Lodge, Variety
…brings young British soldiers back to life… watching a technologically enhanced sequence in which a first world war soldier playfully juggles a beer bottle, then strums it like a guitar, all I could think was how real, how immediate, how profoundly truthful it all felt. … [5/5]
Mark Kermode, The Observer
Comments from non-viewers
Positive—After reading all the positive comments I was extremely disappointed that I could not see this Movie—then out of the blue it was screened once again on 21st January- but only for 1 day. I couldn't make that date as I didn't know about until that evening but assumed it would be showing all week. What is wrong with Cineplex, don't they believe people want to see this movie. What a waste with so little prior promotional information!!!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
Colin John Gillie, age 77 (Canada)