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1917 is a secret video game movie

Sam Mendes is definitely a video game fiend, I just know it

1917 is the new World War I epic from director Sam Mendes. It's probably going to win all the Oscars that don't end up going to the thoroughly mediocre Joker (it's currently tied with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman with 10 nominations apiece). It's also, secretly, the best video game movie of our time. Allow me to explain.

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Katharine Castle: Katharine was RPS' editor-in-chief from 2021 to 2024. She first joined the team in 2017 as their hardware editor, and she continues to play pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She's very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests, but also loves strategy and turn-based tactics games and will never say no to a good Metroidvania.
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