Sam Mendes, the director of James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, is back with another action packed film. 1917 focuses on two soldiers during the first world war as they race to deliver a message to save thousands of their fellow troops before it’s too late. Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, and Richard Madden all star in the film. 1917 hits theaters on Christmas day of this year.
War films about WWI, WWII, and Vietnam usually catch my eye simply because I wasn’t alive during the time that they happened. Add in a talented cast like the one here in 1917 and you have my money and undivided attention. I’m mostly excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch. He completely transforms himself for roles. Hopefully he does the same for this one.