Inspired by the true story of ‘James Bond’ author Sir Ian Fleming’s creation of one of most important elite units in the history of the British Armed Forces, this spectacular World War II action-thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. An inspiration to the modern day SAS, 30 Commando was a new breed of special operations taskforce created to carry out some of the most dangerous missions in the Second World War. Starring Sean Bean (Lord Of The Rings, Black Death) and Danny Dyer (The Business, The Football Factory), together again for the first time since Nick Love’s The Outlaw, Age of Heroes follows the unique circumstances behind 30 Commando’s inception and the unit’s first highly classified smash-and-grab mission into occupied Norway, to capture vital radar technology that will change the course of the war. But when their escape route is uncovered, the commandos find themselves in a pitched battle to reach the border against vicious Nazi General Dietl (Christian Rubeck) and his deadly 5th Alpine Division.
I recently rented this movie from iTunes (for just 99p) and really quite enjoyed it. It’s no Saving Private Ryan but it did remind of Where Eagles Dare and The Heroes of Telemark.
I thought it was well filmed and there is some fantastic scenery. The action sequences are pretty good and I like the period feel.
Of course any film with Sean Bean…
Watch Age of Heroes on Amazon Video.