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It's a nice, well-made war film that nods to the period, accomplishes what it sets out to do.
I thought the elements worked well together - the effects are amazingly deep for the budget; the actors seem to care and performed well; the music, lighting, and sound design were as good as any Hollywood blockbuster. I liked the Irish leanings of the crew and music.
The dogfights are great. The end is dramatic...worth the watch. Considering it seems to have cost 1/400th Pearl Harbor, I'd say they made an amazingly tight film on a shoe-string budget.
It's the kind of film I want to get the DVD for the extras to see how they made the dogfights, where they filmed the real planes, what was CGI. There's a lot on film.
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