Watch: Full UK Trailer for WWII Home Guard Comedy 'Dad's Army'
"This is it, men - our chance to play a real part in this war." Universal has debuted the second, full-length trailer for an upcoming comedy called Dad's Army, based on a classic 1960's BBC television series of the same name. The big, goofy WWII comedy is about a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers at Walmington-on-Sea who get into some mischievous trouble when word is there is a spy on the lose. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays and Bill Paterson. This kind of humor won't exactly play well with everyone, but surprisingly it looks quite funny, so give it a chance why don'tcha. Maybe you'll find yourself laughing.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There's a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted. Dad's Army, based on the BBC television series, is directed by Oliver Parker (St. Trinian's I & II, Dorian Gray, Johnny English Reborn), from a screenplay by Hamish McColl. The film opens in the UK & the US next February 2016, for those interested in this bit of comedy.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
"we're doomed, we're doomed"
LBR on Oct 23, 2015
oh man this looks pretty damn funny.
Xerxexx on Oct 23, 2015
I thought Red was the old guy comedy movie.
Josh W on Oct 23, 2015
Ah, the jolly old war. The best time in British history, if you drink the tea... Looks quite funny actually.
Carpola on Oct 24, 2015
Suppose it's going to be funny. But I feel it's almost too easy to guess who will be the spy...
Nash on Oct 24, 2015
Crikey, that looks every bit as bad as I thought it would be when they announced it. Not a single funny moment in it. I thought this humour had died with Last of the Summer Wine. Will there be a scene when they are going down a hill in a steel bath?
Payne by name on Oct 24, 2015
That one actor is suddenly everywhere...
Lar Rackell on Oct 25, 2015
I never watched it before, but it doesn't look very inspiring. Maybe few laughs, but nothing special in general ...
shiboleth on Oct 25, 2015
Ah UK comedy...
DAVIDPD on Oct 25, 2015
What's next, 'Allo 'Allo!...?
AwesomeWave on Oct 26, 2015
Wow...for such a stellar cast, this looks like an unfunny straight-to-video POS. Got to pay the rent I guess....
RAW_D on Oct 27, 2015
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