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Overlord (2018)

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A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

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Julius Avery

Writers:

Billy Ray (screenplay by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jovan Adepo ... Boyce
Wyatt Russell ... Ford
Mathilde Ollivier ... Chloe
Pilou Asbæk ... Wafner
John Magaro ... Tibbet
Iain De Caestecker ... Chase
Jacob Anderson ... Dawson
Dominic Applewhite ... Rosenfeld
Gianny Taufer Gianny Taufer ... Paul
Joseph Quinn ... Grunauer
Bokeem Woodbine ... Rensin
Erich Redman ... Dr. Schmidt
Mark McKenna ... Murphy
Hayley Carmichael ... Mrs. Lesner
Marc Rissmann ... Scherzer
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Storyline

On the eve of D-Day, the 5th of June, 1944, several American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success: destroy a radio tower built in a little castle of an old French town that the Third Reich uses for communication between Berlin and Normandy beaches' bunkers. Due to the intense enemy fire, the planes are shot down and most soldiers die in the landing or are killed by the Nazis' night patrols after they land. However, a private named Ed Boyce survives to find Corporal Ford, a last-minute incorporation from Italy and a veteran expert in bombs and explosives, rogue sniper Tibbet, war photographer Chase, and finally private Dawson. After they watch the killing of their superior Sargeant Eldson by a Nazi night patrol, Ford becomes leader of the group and they try to get the town with the tower in order to complete the mission. In the forest close to the town they meet Chloe, a villager who assists the soldiers in her home with ... Written by Chockys

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Stop the unstoppable.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Initially, it was reported that the film will be the fourth part of the Cloverfield film series, but on April 25, Abrams himself announced at CinemaCon that the film would not belong to this series. See more »

Goofs

At 1:20h into the movie, we see the German radio room in detail. All the radio equipment visible there is indeed of WWII vintage. But the problem is - NONE of it is German, it is of American and British manufacture. What we can see on those shelves: AN RCA AR-88 receiver (USA); a Collins Navy TCS-12 receiver (USA); a National HRO receiver (USA) and a British R-1155 receiver, the latter used only in Lancaster bomber aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Wafner: [He and Ford are mutating] How's it feel to have the blood of eternity inside you?
Ford: [dismissive] It feels not fucking right
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Alternate Versions

After the film was given the restricted R18+ rating in Australia, Paramount Pictures decided to edit out almost 1 minute of footage to lessen the violence for the cinema version. The subsequent re-submission got the film a more accessible MA15+ rating. Although this version never ended up getting released due to Paramount Pictures changing their minds to instead give the original R18+ rated cut to cinemas. See more »

Connections

References Medal of Honor: Airborne (2007) See more »

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Royal Air Force
Written by Herberte Jordan
Courtesy of APM Music
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High expectations cus of reviews and i love a good b-movie but this turned out to be a boring one.
16 November 2018 | by benj-20839See all my reviews

I really felt conned by the halfway point of this, from then on i kept thinking that i'd rather have waited for it to come to TV instead of wasting time and money on it.

From what i just watched, its not the "fun, original, scary, gory, inventive thrill-ride, maximum shock value, insane" film its been reviewed to be. Definitely NOT scary or gore filled, and with the $38 million budget you'd have expected A LOT more!

The opening 5-10 minutes the reviews have been raving about was ok, its not an opening that would warrant a cinema visit, it ain't no Saving Private Ryan, Edge Of Tomorrow, etc battle scene, as it's over in a flash, roughly 1 or 2 minutes of action, pretty much whats in the trailer and the rest is characters chatting! Then it quickly slows to its meandering pace, with been-there-done-that scenes with added cheese and cliche characters, which start to wear your hopes for a fun big budget B-movie way he f down. I just became bored and just hoped for an outstanding action filled and creative finale to win me over. But NO, the ending is just standard gun play, explosions and one fight that's over way too soon and that's your lot! I would have been satisfied if it had maybe matched an exciting Expendable's type finaly as it was a similar premise.

It's a film that never takes its idea's far enough, never too crazy or too gory but just a very controlled and safe 18 certificate B-movie. And it's a movie that mostly relies on the stupidity/naivety of its lead character to make the plot move forward. If you're after a subtle b-movie then this may be for you

I was really looking forward to this because i'd read really good things, and i missed Slaughterhouse Rulez cus of this.

An episode of the Walking Dead is more exciting, gripping, tense and fun.

Check it out and make up your own mind up but i've given you a heads up. I didn't expect the grindhouse style of Planet Terror with Overlord but Planet Terror was a great fun big budget B-movie!!


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Country:

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Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,202,108, 11 November 2018

Gross USA:

$21,704,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,657,844
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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