Runtime: 100 minutes
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Starring: Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Bill Paterson
I have never watched the TV series so I can’t compare the two. I can only give you my impression of the film. I was interested in this because British comedy appeals to my funny bone.
To me, this film smacks of fan service for all those people who love the TV series, not a bad thing, but it isn’t going to do well if it doesn’t appeal to anyone else.
ALTHOUGH! The cinema was fairly packed, (for my cinema), and there had to be at least one person who loved the TV series and yet no one laughed except once or twice.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I was bored to tears. The plot , of what there was, was so slow. Eventually, I was just waiting for it to end.
It focused mainly on one or two of the men in the home guard. I was disappointed that most of them took a back seat. Michael Gambon was my favourite, but he was hardly in it.
I haven’t much to say about this film. Those who love the TV series may be the only people who’d enjoy this film, but I can’t guarantee that because, as I said, I haven’t seen it.
To sum up, Not funny, So slow, Dull
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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