Wednesday, October 21, 2020

31 Days of Halloween - Day 21 - Movie

A small squad of American soldiers parachutes into France in order to blow up a Nazi communications tower in order to aid the troops about to storm the beaches at Normandy on D Day. They discover that in a lab beneath that tower, sinister experiments are being conducted which could give the Nazis a terrible advantage.

Overlord (2018) would be a good war movie even if it dropped the mad science aspect. The opening scenes of the troops flying towards their landing site are harrowing, and there's plenty of suspense once they hit the ground. The cast is really good, especially Mathilde Olivier, who brings a quiet stillness to her role that is mesmerizing and creates the human core to all of the violence and strange stuff that surrounds her. The nazi experiments aren't really anything we haven't seen before, but they serve the story well, and even provide something of a monster super villain to pit against the American soldiers. This film caught my interest right away and held on to it all the way through. It was a fun time.

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