These tickets are great value but I wondered what it would be like inside. No need to worry, the seats are large and comfy with plenty of leg room and the theatre was a comfortable temperature. Out side of the actual theatre there is also a nice little bar area and helpful, friendly staff. This made it a very nice experience but back to the film.....
I used to love the TV series of Dad's Army. It was one of those comedies that I grew up with and when I heard that a movie was to be made of the series, I was both excited and a little worried. Would it be as good as the TV show or would I be disappointed?
So often, when a film gets the amount of publicity during it's production that Dad's Army did, we find that our expectations become too high and we end up feeling a little let down when we actually get to see the film.
That was not the case for me though. It was a great story and all the characters were exactly as I remembered them from the small screen. All, that is except the star of the show, Catherine Zeta Jones, who played Rose Winters who is a German Spy. The glamorous Rose Winters has all the old men and the young, silly Corporal Pike besotted with her and the women of the village despise her for it.
Very early on, two old sisters are suspicious of the beautiful, well dressed woman who poses as a journalist and tries to warn the pompous old Captain Mainwaring. Of course, the Captain is never going to listen to anything that women have to say (except the bewitching Miss Winters) and the whole platoon find themselves getting into a whole lot of sticky situations.
In the film we get to know the women that were so often mentioned in the TV series but never seen. Indeed, it is the women who save the rag tag platoon of the home guard from certain death at the end of the film.
This is a gentle comedy that will probably appeal to an older generation and is certainly not for those who like their movies filled with unbelievable fantasy and action.
Filled with the same old catchphrases that we know and love from the old soldiers, the jokes are plenty, if a little on the cheesy side!