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