Missed the London opening today, but there's always tomorrow. In fairness, Marty fell out with the burd who directed his tale, enough for the posters to remark it was a 'film BASED on a true story'. In Hollywood speak we can already anticipate what that alludes to.
was this based on the book where he goes on an operation to attack an ruc station and a female officer is killed and when they are back at the hideout someone remarks that hopefully they killed an unborn baby and he cries into the pillow
Finally seen it last night,and to be honest I expected better. I've never read the book,but I did own a copy of the Panorama documentary about him from 1993 (which was much more exciting)
I can see why Marty McGartland has the hump with the makers of the movie,mixing fact and fiction in such a way is a huge insult to the author.
As to be expected,all the soldiers seemed to be thick as f uck,none of them bothered to take up fire positions,they called everyone "Paddy" whilst sneering at them and the search teams smashed up the houses with axes.................YAWN.
What about attention to detail? I thought fim makers these days were into making "realistic" movies these days?