Saturday, March 3, 2018
Desert Commando (1967)
Okay war film is an odd mix of unintentionally silly (The cigarette/mine scene or the behavior around the tanks in the following one) and the very serious making for an odd film. The running ironic bit about the German soldiers' disbelief at the failure of the plan from Berlin ceases to be ironic and just funny for the wrong reason.
The unevenness of the tone greatly diminishes what is otherwise a pretty good action film. The action sequences are all quite good and they are what keep you watching even when you're groaning at the awkwardness of the dialog scenes.
Overall its good enough to make you wish it were better. Its worth a bowl of popcorn on a rainy Sunday, but its best to have a second film.