Where Eagles Dare (Burp) Review


Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare is a film that is as old as I am, or I’m as old as it is, or something. I’m using a bit of artistic licence, obviously – I’m only 28 as you know.

This is one of those films that everyone has seen, haven’t they? I mean, it even has its own drinking game, courtesy of @almurray (via @littlejason). So it’s practically an institution. And I haven’t seen it.

So, here we go. Nice Germanic titles – check.

A ‘crack squad’ who’d never fought before – check.

Unfortunate accident right at the start – check.

Large amount of greenscreen – check.

LOTS of soundtrack with moody strings – check.

Oh this is going to be fun!

Now you may be wondering why you should join me in this – through a cockup in the purchasing department exceptional good planning we had two copies of it and to be brutally honest I don’t really want the one copy we will keep, let alone both of them.  So if you want one, shout and I will post it to you.

 It really isn’t my cup of tea as films go.   And I lost interest after about an hour.  And even during that bit I was distracted.   I did at one point go off and empty the tumble drier, reload it, take a load of washing upstairs, wander down, talk to the dog and the film was still playing and making no sense.      I am afraid any film that feels it has show me a particular part is tense by playing violins loses me.

But I get why other people will like it, it’s an epic film after all.   Maybe I do need to watch it with the drinking game:

eagles dare drinking game

Have you watched it?  Love it?  Hate it?  Do leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought of it!

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