Age of Heroes

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Plot

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)

Director:
Adrian Vitoria

Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie

Storyline
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

Cast:

Sean Bean

Maj. Jack Jones


Danny Dyer

Cpl. Bob Rains


Aksel Hennie

Lt. Steinar Mortensen


Izabella Miko

Jensen


James D'Arcy

Lt. Cdr. Ian Fleming


William Houston

Sgt. MacKenzie


John Dagleish

Flt. Sgt. Roger Rollright


Stephen Walters

Cpl. Syd Brightling


Guy Burnet

Riley


Ewan Ross

Gable


Eric Madsen

Teichman

(as Jan Erik Madsen)


Lee Jerrum

Dobson


Rosie Fellner

Sophie Holbrook


Tony Hood

Sergeant Gray


Jay Simpson

RMP Company Sergeant Major

Release Date: 20 May 2011

Filming Locations: Ålgård, Rogaland, Norway



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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.

Goofs:

Continuity:
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.



User Review

Entertaining, but rough around the edges

Rating: 7/10


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
great.

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
more.

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.