Where Eagles Dare (1968)

 where_eagles_dare“[referring to Smith] Some people have a sixth sense. He has a sixth, a seventh and an eighth.” – Colonel Wyatt Turner

Number of Times Seen – 1  (4 Sep 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A crack allied commando team is sent deep into Nazi Germany to rescue a US General who posseses important allied secrets after his plane is shot down and he is taken captive.

My Take on it – I don’t think I’ve ever seen this movie in its entirety, but when Niall posted this movie for last month’s genre genre finale, it intrigued me enough to check it out.

This is such a great WWII movie which weaves such a great roller coaster ride with its plot.

So much is happening both in front of our eyes and within the world created by master spy novelist Robert Ludlum that we constantly are bombarded by new and interesting twists throughout.

Richard Burton is excellent as the commander of the commando unit.

Clint Eastwood is as good as always as an American Ranger attached to the mostly British unit. Interestingly, this movie features the most kills for him than any other movie he has ever been in.

The one problem I had with this movie was the pacing. Certain scenes felt extremely drawn out and could have been slightly cut to make the movie flow more smoothly.

Bottom Line – Great WWII plot. Burton is exceptional and Eastwood is pretty good here also. Some scenes are drawn out two much which hurts the glow of the narrative. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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