Saints & Soldiers 2: Airborne Creed details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Corbin Allred, David Nibley, Jasen Wade|
Saints & Soldiers 2: Airborne Creed
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Oct 2012|
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Second World War Movie of the Year!By SS109 (15 reviews) from London , 16 Oct 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a brilliant war movie! Realistically portrayed with an intelligent script and great acting. The photography is stunning and impressive too. I have seen many second world war movies, but this way definitely stands out from the others. It also looks as if it was well researched. The story is about a small group of American Parachute combatants who parachute at night into the south of France on the 15 August, 1944. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops. As they land, they are immediately attacked and separated. The story continues with three paratroopers who have been isolated from the rest of their combat team. They try to complete their mission and rendevouz with their unit, but along the way they have skirmishes with isolated groups of nazi soldiers. Then they meet an attractive French female who is part of a resistance group, who begs them to help three members of their group who are being held prisoner in a farmhouse.
Their are some gripping as well as emotional moments in the story. The good thing about this film is that the action scenes are intelligently directed, there isn't any unnecessary violence, only scenes that bring a sense of reality to the film.
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Unfulfilled potentialBy IrmscherMatt (29 reviews) , 24 Jun 2013Hmmmm, I'm not really sure about this film ..... I found it it rather directionless, inconclusive and full of dead ends. The use of re-enactment societies meant high levels of accuracy as far as uniforms/equipment/vehicles etc, but the inconclusive nature of the film rather undid all of that. Vague relationship building throughout the film underlines my sense of uncertainty: what was it trying to portray or illustrate about the 517? The opening title sequence that ends with (something like) ..'so the 517 were called into action' rather makes the regiment sound like a fire engine coming to get a Cat out of a tree. Beautifully shot (in Utah - doing a very good job of standing in for the South of France), all the more disappointing because it was so half-baked and aimlessly empty. Quite a strange experience. I wasn't bored (as other reviewers describe), just perpetually hopeful that something conclusive would happen.
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brilliant follow onBy chasckd (575 reviews) from Telford , 21 Jun 2013I enjoyed this just as much as the first saints film so moving in parts and so much emotion going on loved it whens the next one
Snoozetastic. Fighting to maintain interest...By Deadshoedropkick (8 reviews) , 22 May 2013Just not engaging. I found myself getting bored within the first 5 minutes, but stuck with it. I should have trusted my first reaction! Rent something else.
Give it a title...OK Give this a miss.By Variaxer (24 reviews) from Glasgow , 15 May 2013I enjoyed the original Saints and Soldiers so much that I bought my own copy. Loving this genre and thinking this similar title would be as good I was bitterly disappointed. It is absolutely dreadful.
A different angle to WW2 movies....By Ilovefilmstoo (132 reviews) from Cumbria , 24 Apr 2013Film was good to watch. A sort of drifting plot with not-completely-convincing relationships built up with the resistance.....but the humanity it attempted to show in the soldiers...and the tragedy of the circumstances for everyone....made it feel ultimately a satisfying movie experience. I liked it and was moved by it.