Since I’ve started this list I’ve noticed that people like watching films where people escape.For example Papillion,this one and The Shawshank Redemption,I’m sure there’s a few more but i can’t remember at this moment in time,but then sure what is film if not a bit of escapism for an hour or two?The Great Escape is a true story about an escape from a German controlled P.O.W. camp during WWII or WWI(I’m not sure).There’s some good casting with Coburn,Mc Queen and Attenborough.The plot’s simple;some 250 prisoners try and escape from the camp via tunnel.They dig 3 tunnels in case 1 gets busted.2 get busted and they’re left with one.McQueens character tries to escape every chance he can get,he tries his first night out of solitary confinement.There’s a few interesting characters in the mix like the ‘gay'(in my opinion) Scottish guy who digs called “the mole” and then there’s the Italian tunnel digger who has dug 16 tunnels before and who has claustrophobia. The ending is a bit rubbish,no wait it doesn’t really have an ending.No closure.
IMDB RATING – 8.3
MY RATING – 8
SEEN BEFORE – YES
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – GOOD FILM TO WATCH ON A LAZY SUNDAY.I READ SOMEWHERE THAT MC QUEEN DID HIS OWN BIKE STUNTS.