Hello everyone! 🙂
I’ve had a great time at the cinema seeing the new ‘Dad’s Army’ film! I enjoyed seeing this take on my favourite BBC TV sitcom series. It’s different and it’s not as good as the BBC TV series. But it was worth the entertainment and there were some funny moments to enjoy from the cast in this film.
The film is set after the ‘Dad’s Army’ TV series that ended with Series 9. It’s set in 1944 and features the Walmington-on-Sea platoon led by Captain Mainwaring. The ‘Dad’s Army’ team meet a glamorous journalist writing a report on the Home Guard before MI5 discover a spy is in their town.
The new ‘Dad’s Army’ cast have been fun to see! There’s Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring; Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson; Tom Courtenay as Lance Corporal Jones; Bill Paterson as Private Frazer; Daniel Mays as Private Walker; Michael Gambon as Private Godfrey and Blake Harrison as Private Pike.
The cast also features special guest star Catherine Zeta-Jones as Rose Winters, the glamorous journalist who visits Walmington-on-Sea. There’s also Sarah Lancashire as Mrs. Pike; Mark Gatiss (from ‘Doctor Who’) as Colonel Theakes; Alison Steadman as Mrs. Fox and Martin Savage as Chief Warden Hodges.
Frank Williams also reprises his role as the Vicar from the TV series of ‘Dad’s Army’ in this movie. It was also a nice surprise to see Ian Lavender (who played Private Pike in the TV series of ‘Dad’s Army’) as Brigadier Pritchard. I enjoyed seeing Ian Lavender’s scenes with Toby Jones as Mainwaring.
This new ‘Dad’s Army’ film has been fun to watch. There were things about the film I disagreed with, e.g. Mrs Mainwaring making an appearance which to me was wrong since she never appeared in the TV series. But on the whole it was a good-feel film and made me appreciate ‘Dad’s Army’ even more.
Bye for now!