Operation Mincemeat – Movie Review | A deliciously English war film

Today’s movie I’m gonna be discussing on this Website is the new world war two film from director john madden it’s called operation mincemeat it’s a world war two film and it’s based on true events but this isn’t a story that takes place on the battlefields.

Operation Mincemeat is a 2021 British war drama film directed by John Madden. It is based upon Ben Macintyre’s book on the British Operation Mincemeat during the Second World War. The film stars Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, and Jason Isaacs.

Operation Mincemeat – Official Trailer

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 British Film Festival in Australia and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

this is a story that looks at those behind the scenes the ones that were sworn to secrecy the ones that had to strategize tactics in order to defeat the nazis and Hitler.

I can see why this story was ripe for a movie adaptation it’s got it all espionage secrecy romance deception like it’s a real-life story set to the backdrop of world war ii and all hopes of defeating the nazis came down to this rather bizarre plan which even by today’s standards would be considered outlandish but who doesn’t love one of those it’s so crazy it just might work plans I love it in films like Argo and ghostbusters.

the film takes place over the space of six months in 1943 British intelligence officer Ewan Montagues played by colin firth is tasked with executing a ruse to play a trick on Hitler.

Now let’s see if you can keep up with this they plan to acquire a dead body dress him as a British soldier then plant fake documents containing false information on the dead body then dump it.

the body was in Spanish waters in hopes of tricking the Germans into thinking the allied troops are going to invade Greece rather than Sicily so yeah it was a somewhat convoluted plot one that required rigorous planning backstory and a lot of faith to pull off was it mission accomplished.

Well, I don’t want to tell you because I don’t want to spoil the movie for you but it would be a pretty unsatisfying movie wouldn’t it if they didn’t pull off this mission would so what did I make of it I had a pretty good time watching operation mincemeat.

gunfire and trenches and third question what score to give it out of 10 a compelling story that is well performed and sturdily executed a couple of bits of the script probably could have been taken out but overall I had a pretty good time watching operation mincemeat so I’m going to give it a 6.5 out of 10 but as always guys it’s just one bloke’s opinion have you seen operation mincemeat.

whatever you have to say about the film let me know in the comment section down below.

Operation Mincemeat (2021) on IMDb

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