1940s One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)

Published on September 26th, 2007 | by Chris

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One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)


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On September 26, 2007
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Maybe I should have toughed it out, but I couldn't. I was nearly falling asleep from the drone of the engines and the dull conversation. Maybe someone can explain to me why One of Our Aircraft is Missing is such a lauded film and I may give it a second look when I'm tanked on caffeine or something.

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)I'm reading a lot of other reviews praising this movie, and quite frankly I just don't get it.

To be even more frank, I'm not sure I should even be writing this, as I honestly quit paying attention about 30 minutes into the movie.  Seriously.

One of Our Aircraft is Missing is the story of a British bomber crew who gets shot down, and bails out over the Netherlands.  From there they find help from the Dutch resistance.  What happens after that I don't know, and quite frankly I could care less.

If you make it through the film longer than I did, congratulations, you have infinite patience, which I do not.  About the only redeeming quality I saw in the part I made it through were the (I think) innovative "receding" titles, which I can't say I've seen much of in films of the day.

From there, the movie progresses into an infinitely dull conversation on board the bomber.  Which is nearly drowned out by the constant drone of the engine.  That's about all I heard.  Hummmmmmm.....  talk talk talk... Hummmmmm.....  man.  All this with no soundtrack to speak of.  Realistic?  Sure, I suppose, but man....

The acting and script seemed better suited for a stage production, and in particular the parts of the resistance that I saw were really suited for the cornfield rather than the screen.

Maybe I should have toughed it out, but I couldn't.  I was nearly falling asleep from the drone of the engines and the dull conversation.  Maybe someone can explain to me why One of Our Aircraft is Missing is such a lauded film and I may give it a second look when I'm tanked on caffeine or something.

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One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942) Chris

Summary: Maybe I should have toughed it out, but I couldn't. I was nearly falling asleep from the drone of the engines and the dull conversation. Maybe someone can explain to me why One of Our Aircraft is Missing is such a lauded film and I may give it a second look when I'm tanked on caffeine or something.

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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.



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