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Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  17 January 2012 (USA)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

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Teichman (as Jan Erik Madsen)
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Sergeant Gray
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Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war. Written by comingsoon.net

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The name of the secret mission was "Operation Grendel" and bears resemblance to the real-life "Bruneval Raid" which was officially also known as "Operation Biting". See more »

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Flt. Sgt. Roger Rollright is referred to as Flight Sergeant but doesn't have a crown above his stripes so he is technically a Sergeant. See more »

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Not the greatest, yet far from the worst WWII film
26 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not understanding all the negativity in the user reviews about this film. Sure, Sean Bean is not the world's greatest actor, but he did a fine job in this role. True, the movie shared some themes found in other WWII movies, but how can that possibly be avoided in this day and age?

The movie does lack moments of depth--for example the training camp in Scotland shows lots of yelling and little else. However, contrary to previous opinions, the mission is quite clearly explained prior to the team undertaking it--hence the need for the non-commando "specialist" who is brought along to ensure success.

This movie was entertaining, moves at a brisk pace (although too brisk in some places), and has fun moments combined with tragic and sad. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I found it enjoyable, and while not Academy Award material, I would recommend that anyone who likes Action/War movies takes a look.


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