Saturday, February 1, 2014

Age of Heroes (2011)

Director: Adrian Vitoria

Writers: Adrian Vitoria, Ed Scates

Composer: Michael Richard Plowman

Starring: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie, Izabella Mikko, James D'Arcy, William Houston, John Dagleish, Sebastian Street, Stephen Walters

More info: IMDb

Tagline: They were Britain's commando elite

Plot: Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.

Damn it! I didn't realize this was based on a true account of Ian Fleming's days in WWII until later as I write this.  That's what you get for going into a movie blind sometimes. It's on Netflix streaming at the moment and it was practically a no-brainer, a WWII action flick starring Sean Bean.  Stop.  That's all I need to know.  Being a British production, you know the acting is going to be good...and it is.  This low budget picture makes great use of locations and its performers.  The pacing is fine and it rarely feels slow but it's not loaded with action and it builds to the raid at the end which is satisfying. It's a good film and it shouldn't be overlooked.  It's nice that pictures like this are still being made.  We need more good WWII flicks and Westerns these days. 

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