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Attack Force Z
on 12 August 2010
For it's age, this has'nt aged too badly in terms of war action. Continuity is very good throughout, despite the odd jap falling to the ground with no blood. The silenced sub-machine guns are realistic and a great necessity in a Tactical Stealth Mission as portrayed in this film.
An early role for Mel Gibson and Sam Neil, both of whom show great charisma and conviction within their roles as part of a WW2 Special Forces Commando Team. The Z Force/Z men were THE specialised Team before the SAS came about, comprising of British and Australian Commandos.
My only gripe with the film is the love interest that develops mid way, which kind of takes the film into that slow, awkward, attention supressing, stage where you just want to see the action continue, it's that kind of war film. But an enjoyable film it is, and has become a cult classic which i can see is deserved in many ways, just like Mel Gibson's previous film at the time, Mad Max.