Review – Company of Heroes
Letter ‘C’ in the Alphabet Challenge takes us to the 2013 military mess Company of Heroes. This shameful piece of cinema is directed by Don Michael Paul (who brought the world other such films as Tremors 5 and Kindergarten Cop 2).
The film includes performances by Tom Sizemore, Neal McDonough and Vinnie Jones. All of whom should have kept a mile away from this.
This lazy, cliche riddled piece of nonsense follows a group of soldiers in 1944 who find themselves drawn into a battle against Hitler’s secret last attempts at victory in the second world war as his forces are losing against the Allied progression.
The film is allegedly based on a computer game with the same title that came out in 2006. I’ve never played it, but it’s still no excuse for what I’ve had to sit through in this film.
I hated this film. It was poorly directed, the script was terrible and the performances disinterested. The score too is actually annoying. There is something about a bad war film that almost seems disrespectful, and that is exactly what this is.
Do anything other than watch this film. Seriously. Watch the TV turned off for 100 minutes instead.