At the start of the 'camouflage' scene, there is a brief musical motif used in the marching scenes in Dad's Army (1971). See more »
At one point, a number of characters appear in full fox hunting regalia. In reality, no hunting occurred during the Second World War in the UK. See more »
Men, I am a man of few words but, there comes a time in a soldier's life, when one must confront...
For God's sake, man! We're in enough trouble without you making a speech!
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There are outtakes and bloopers during the credits. See more »
I have waited with baited breath to see this, I hate to say I was one of the people that slated this and wrote it off beforehand, but I must admit it was a bit of a pleasant surprise. The TV show was magical, and watched in this household quite often, the catchphrases are iconic and still used to this day.
The old charms of the sitcom were lacking I guess, not really much in the way of slapstick humour, it was nicely funny, in a kind of quaint, slightly dated way, I enjoyed it more so for the nostalgia, it didn't have me belly laughing at any point, but I kept on thinking it's DAD's ARMY, just enjoy it.
Largely well acted, Toby Jones and Bill Nighy were both great, they bounced off each other well and were a funny, effective duo. Tom Courtenay was OK, just felt a little miscast, I'm sure if another film is made he could get further into the role. One of my favourite showings from the ever lovely Catherine Zeta Jones too, she's definitely still got it.
The plot was a little on the thin side some will argue, overall it was just a nice, easy to watch film. 7/10
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