In most of our minds, WWI is a scratched static image of men crouched in trenches, but that was all before Peter Jackson got involved. Using actual footage of the events restored to brilliant clarity, his film, They Shall Not Grow Old, brings these men to life, giving us a portal into their experience. Fathom Events has partnered with Daily Mom Military to give away four pairs of free tickets to this groundbreaking movie. Scroll down to enter.
History buffs and film enthusiasts alike will find much to enjoy in They Shall Not Grow Old. The film’s care in showing World War One, in all of its gritty, glorious splendor, is immense. Jackson gives as much attention to the plight of its combatants as he did to his Hobbits and dwarves in the Lord of the Rings series.
Often called the “First Modern War,” WWI was the international proving ground for fighting techniques learned in the previous century. Here we saw the end of commonly used battle line tactics and cavalry units. In its place, combined arms, smaller teams, and a more spread out battlefield presence took the lead. As accuracy and range of weaponry began to increase, trench warfare began to be the norm. Most historians would say that this war laid the foundations for the workings of the modern military.
Besides giving its audience a thorough education in WWI history, They Shall Not Grow Old also offers a very human perspective into the lives of the individuals involved. Jackson gives us a deeper insight into their experience that old photos never could.
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Daily Mom Military is giving away Four Pairs of tickets to They Shall Not Grow Old!
Four winners will receive a pair of tickets to see it at an AMC or Regal theater where it is playing. (Before entering, please be sure that They Shall Not Grow Old is being shown at an AMC or Regal near you!) Visit Fathom Events and enter your ZIP code to find a showing.
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