Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 May 2021)
Brief Synopsis – After fleeing their homeland after it is taken over by the Germans, a group of Polish pilots join the RAF in hope of fighting back!
My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was intrigued by the premise.
Being a HUGE fan of The Great Escape (1963), I recognized that Charles Bronson’s character is meant to be from the squadron of Polish Fighters who volunteered to fight for their own country via the help of the British RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
The story itself of these fighters is quite fascinating, yet this movie fails to really give the viewer a much better understanding of who these men were.
The heroism in battle is shown quite well here even if they neglect to develop any of these characters in a more effective way.
In addition, the way that they introduce these character is also done in an inefficient way because despite each of the being given one character trait, it still is quite difficult to differentiate between each of the pilots.
The battle scenes are shot nicely and allow the viewer to actually feel as if they are right there with these pilots during the battle itself.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The air battle sequences were shot using a combination of replica cockpits, life-size replica Hurricane on gimbal, real Hurricane (one of only nine in the world) and visual effects. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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