"Eagles Over London" Review


Synopsis: American audiences must have more of everything, so the Italian adventure film Eagle Over London became Eagles Over London when it hit our shores. Set during the Battle of Britain, the plot concentrates on a group of Nazi spies. Parachuting into London at the height of the bombing, the bad guys intend to infiltrate British headquarters and undermine morale. The large international cast includes espionage-flick veteran Frederick Stafford and 1940s Hollywood heartthrob Van Johnson.

Review: 9 years before directer Enzo G. Castellari directed the over the top film "The Inglorious Bastards" he directed Eagles Over London, which most people would probably think after reading what I said that these films would be quite similar but in this case they are not. Eagles Over London takes a more serious side and mixes more drama into the mix and has little to no humor at all. When it comes to the look and the production value of both films they are both done quite well and seems like the directer tried his hardest at making it look as authentic as possible. The acting in this film is done quite well and has some very likable characters and the dialogue is written quite well also. Although I do like this film I would not say it's the best I have ever seen but I can say it's one of the best Italian war films I have ever seen. A times when it comes to the dubbing they mess up but of course what Italian film have you watched that's dubbed not messed up? I definitely would recommend this to any fan of war films as well as fans of Italian films. Overall this is a great "macaroni" war film that is very entertaining and should be seen by more people. I give this a 4.5 out of 5!

-Daniel Damnation

Directed By:Enzo G. Castellari, Released By: Severin Films, Year: 1969(Theatrical) 2009(DVD) Genre:War/Military, Website: severin-films.com Time Length: 104 mins.

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