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Operation: Overlord

  • 2018
  • R
  • 110min
  • 80%
  • 7.1 / 10

The film takes place in the hours of and surrounding D-Day – June 5, 1944. A squad of paratroopers is sent behind enemy lines to destroy a radio tower that is used to communicate between the French beaches of Normandy and Berlin. The plane is shot down, and only a handful of men survive the crash, including Corporal Ford (played by Wyatt Russell), Boyce (Jovan Adepo), Tibbet (John Magaro), Chase (Iain De Caestecker), and Dawson (Jacob Anderson). Despite suffering heavy casualties, the crew attempts to finish the mission.

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Because of the involvement of JJ Abrams as a producer, initial speculation had this being an entry into the Cloverfield film franchise, but after several months of the rumor swirling, Abrams denied this six months before the film was due to be released. The film’s title is a reference to the real-life Operation Overlord, which was the codename for the Allied invasion of Normandy. Along with Operation Neptune, the pair would come to be known as D-Day and would serve as the turning point in the war. Similar to the Mad Max franchise, most of the effects in this film were done with practical effects rather than CGI. This was supposed to elicit a better reaction from the actors on set as they would be hands-on with the horrors they were facing, rather than performing in front of a green screen.

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Overlord is a 2018 action horror film directed by Julius Avery. It was written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith and was produced by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Oliver, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine. It was released on November 9, 2018 to mostly positive reviews, grossing $41.7 million on a budget of $38 million. It holds an 81% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritic has assessed it a score of 60 out of 100.