The omens were not good when I saw the trailer. 'It is 1944 and Britain is on the brink of defeat!' intoned the announcer. Really, in 1944? Who was their historical consultant? Then during the film Mainwaring and his wife head for bed in an Anderson shelter. The chances of them being bombed in 1944 in a sleepy seaside village are as likely as George W Bush winning Mastermind! This particular incident gives rise to a joke that was old when Max Miller was telling it back in nineteen thirty something! The film is served by an excellent ensemble cast but badly let down by a dire script. The film is called Dad's Army. But in this age of political correctness we need the ATS, sisters, aunts, mothers. In fact enough females to equal the men. Pathetic! The part played by Catherine Zeta- Jones exits so that you can see the actress called Catherine Zeta-Jones. She must be hard pushed for parts if she accepted this role. Money talks I guess. The film is a pale shadow of the television series. Save your money. Treat yourself to the box set and you will have a really good laugh!
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