Despite big stars playing dashing pilots, the main characters of this film are not human. (None of the characters have a proper story arc, let alone proper 40s hairdo.) The stars are the planes themselves, and their magnificent, riveting aerial battles. Even with their inaccuracies, they are virtually unrivaled in film. BoB also includes possibly the highest number of bailing-out scenes ever captured on film.
Un buon film per tutti gli appassionati del genere bellico,in cui Hamilton dosa gli eventi in maniera nettamente marcata:a terra succede poco e niente,solo fase logistica,mentre in aria sfoggia ottimi movimenti,fotografia notevole e sequenze di assoluto livello.Anche la pungente ironia,tipica del cinema bellico americano,è azzeccata,sdrammatizza il tutto e lo rende più piacevole e godibile. Buono.
This is not a great motion picture. The story here Is unimportant. The parade of familiar British faces and the lack of a story actually helps this picture because the thing to watch is the planes! The aerial ballet is superb! If machines can be romantic this is it. Here, it is always a gloriously cloudy day over England but that's perfect for showing off he stunts with the marvelous machines.