DVD Review: Resistance
The premise for alternative history film Resistance is pretty good, D-Day has failed and the Nazi’s have invaded Great Britain. The film begins one morning in a sleepy remote Welsh valley where the womenfolk awake to find that their men have slips out in the night to join the resistance. The next day the Germans set up camp.
Sounds and looks like (based on the DVD cover) a roaring good action film. But it’s not. The Germans have set up camp to look for an old map that the SS apparently want, but why and for what, we’re never told. Then there is the love interest by the main German and main (married) Welsh chick.
But not really.
The big mystery – why the men left – is never explored, only implied. The moral issues raised by how much collaboration is too much is never fully realised, and the previously mentioned love interest, never really amounts to anything and begins so late into the film that it feels pointless, much like the entire film, sadly.
PG Low level violence.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read