The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Directed: Adrian Vitoria
What we think: It’s amazing the kinds of places we find young Danny Dyer in, but as part of a special elite commando unit in World War II we’re not sure on that one?
Ian Fleming (yes the very same) puts together a group of young soldiers led by the rather posh and rather northern Sean Bean, and sends them off on a mission into the lions den to capture valuable enemy intel that could change the path and outcome of the war.
Its hardly Band of Brothers but sits in similar guise as Where Eagles Dare but is no where near as good. Dyer is his usual cockney self and as normal he despises authority and drifts into trouble via his rebel nature. Plucked by Jones (Bean) from a military prison he pleads for a chance to be part of the unit, oh go on then as you asked so nicely.
After some training they are dropped into enemy occupied territory and there tasked with the job of retrieving the valuable information and destroying anything they leave behind. The sad thing about this film is you don’t get any feel for the characters and none are developed that well, we only a get a brief idea before a misfortunate few meet their demise.
It is however enjoyable and if you are, as I am, a fan of Dyer and Bean then you won’t be too disappointed with this one.
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