Kiran Nadella on 16th Apr 2002, 1:26pm
Back when I was a teenage Alistair MacLean fan, I remember staying up all night reading this novel, which was actually adpated from the film (MacLean wrote the movie first!). It was probably MacLean's most exciting book: non-stop intrigue, obfuscation and action, and it is a replica of the movie. So that tells you what to expect here. Plus, we have the added pleasure of watching the screen's oddest couple of all time in Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Burton, in an action movie for a major change, does a great job with his fight scenes, and carries the twists and turns of the plot with aplomb. Eastwood, little more than a hired assassin here, is at his steely and cool best, straight out of Leone's Italian westerns. Throw in a couple of sexy female agents, incredible stunts on a cable car, plenty of machine gun fire, explosions, car chases, and a stirring, heart-pounding music score, and you have the perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn movie.
What more could you ask for? You'll be on the edge of your seat the whole time, continually asking, "What the heck's really going on here?"
WHERE EAGLES DARE REVIEW
When it comes to strapping chutes and grimacing a mean grimace, no one does it
better than good old three-words-in-a-movie Clint Eastwood. Dispensing kegs of
dynamite like fertilizer in cabbage fields or riding the tops of cable cars like
a surfer bum, Eastwood is in so many ways a man's man - no sirree, he is THE man!
Move over Richard Burton, and let the flint-Clint light the fire!
And this is just the beginning. One of the best action flicks ever with two of the hottest hombres of the yesteryears, Where Eagles Dare is a class act, and if you didn't have your do....