Age of HeroesMay 20, 2011
The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 5.5/10 (3,417 voted)
Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie
Based on the real-life events of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando during World War II – the inspiration for the SAS – this is a story which takes our heroes from the edge of defeat on the beaches of Dunkirk to the mountains of Norway on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines that, if successful, could change the course of the war.
Writers: Adrian Vitoria, Ed Scates
Maj. Jack Jones
Cpl. Bob Rains
Lt. Steinar Mortensen
Lt. Cdr. Ian Fleming
Flt. Sgt. Roger Rollright
Cpl. Syd Brightling
(as Jan Erik Madsen)
RMP Company Sergeant Major
Release Date: 20 May 2011
Filming Locations: Ålgård, Rogaland, Norway
Did You Know?
In the Scotland training scene, Mac, the instructor says "..and for those of you who don't know me, you're in for a big f***in' surprise." and "…now let's try for our first heart attack, shall we?" These lines are almost identical to those spoken by RSM Sandy Young (Jack Watson) in
The Wild Geese.
After Rains is pushed from the platoon and is confronted by RMP Company Sergeant Major the collar of his shirt is lifted a bit on the back. In the next scene the collar is tidy.
Entertaining, but rough around the edges
It's a solid action flick for sure – nothing terribly new, but it does
good work with the WW2 formula that other war flicks have used before.
There is no one flaw I can point to in this film as my reason for
giving it a 7, but quite honestly, the thought that stayed in my mind
as I watched it was that this film while good, had the potential to be
It falls short. The acting and character development is intriguing, but
lacks the depth of characters in films like Inglorious Basterds.
It has a fun story, but a little more detail could have may the
commando training subplot as well as the rest of the movie so much
The beginning is great, but leaves many scenes to the imagination of
the viewer. You almost have to wonder if the film was gutted in order
to shorten the running time to its fairly short hour and a half.
Like I said, it's good – but it could have been great.