If you missed out on seeing They Shall Not Grow Old in theaters last year, you'll finally have a chance to correct that horrible, awful, just terribly bad mistake that you made.

For three days this winter, the World War I documentary from Academy-Award winning director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) will be back on the big screen in 800 theaters across the country on Dec. 7, 17 and 18.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

When it comes to war flicks and military shows, 2018 has been an interesting year.

There were some fun blockbusters, like Hunter Killer, which was essentially Olympus Has Fallen on a submarine, and The Predator, Shane Black's campy but entertaining sci-fi horror flick, which feels like what you'd get if The Dirty Dozen met the man-hunting alien from the original Predator.

The star-studded Afghanistan War drama 12 Strong wasn't bad, but felt out of touch with today's outlook on the 17-year-old war it depicts, as Adam Linehan noted in his review for Task & Purpose. Then there were the numerous cable television series, like the second season History's SEAL Team drama, SIX, which delivered on the dark tone its fans have come to expect.

All that said, the biggest standouts for shows and movies weren't major motion pictures or network military dramas. Instead, they were largely documentaries and a few non-military shows where the character's service was critical to their identity, but not the sum of it.

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A new World War I documentary by Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) offers a fresh look at how warfare may change, but the mundanities of military life and the brutal realities of ground combat remain the same.

Titled They Shall Not Grow Old, the project was four years in the making, and paints a vivid picture of the Great War by putting a premium on emotional authenticity as it follows British soldiers assigned to the Western Front between 1914 and 1918.

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If there were ever a good time to be British it would have been on Nov. 11, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when BBC Two premiered Peter Jackson's highly anticipated World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old.

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For the first time in a century, World War I can be seen, and heard, the way it was for those who waged it.

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