3 Enjoyable Action Flicknegativecreep | 01/10/2007 | See all negativecreep's reviews (31)It does seem somewhat odd that there are so few films set in World War One, especially compared to the Second World War or Vietnam. When you talk about WW1 planes, the number drops even further (The Blue Max is the only one that springs to mind) so it's nice to see a new take on something that most are likely to be unfamiliar with.The main thing to remember is this is primarily and action film. Don't expect Saving Private Ryan levels of realism or All Quiet on the Western Front levels of insight. Don't even expect much in the way of realistic physics or historical accuracy (it is not the Red Baron depicted in this film and contrary to popular belief the famous Fokker Triplanes were not all red, rather red and white). Again, don't expect that much in the way of plot or originality, as our protagonists all conform to the usual military cliches. You get the gruff but kindly commander, the war weary squadron leader, the rebellious one, the religious one and the black one (admittedly, the latter is historically accurate.)What you will is a well paced and throughly enjoyable film, with some excellent dogfights that more than make up for deficiencies elsewhere. It's a far better film than Pearl Harbour as well (ok, so that's not exactly hard.) Treat this film like a live action version of one of the old Commando comic books and you won't go far wrong.