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The film sidesteps the politics of the war to focus on the common soldiers and their experiences in the First Great War with a wonderful narration and a beautiful technological feat. [Full Review in Spanish]
Seeing the visuals and hearing the details from real soldiers who experienced the Great War is something that would have been impossible a few years ago. But with present day technology, It's like going back 100 years in a time machine.
If you just want to see the result of groundbreaking computer restoration of hours and hours of black and white WWI footage that honors the centennial of the "war that was to end all wars," do see They Shall Not Grow Old.
As astounding as the technical accomplishments of the film are, they don't really register as much while watching it because the story that Jackson has weaved together out of the mass of footage is so absorbing.