Barbie vs. Hitler: Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) - Page 2
There is some historical accuracy to Jackboots on Whitehall: there was a war, there was a Winston Church, there was an Adolph Hitler…but that’s where it ends. The outlandish story has the English retreating to the home of barbarians, “Scot Land.” Ironically Jackboots on Whitehall’s best scenes are towards the end when the English arrive in Scot Land, and the hero meets up with—why not?—William Wallace (Braveheart) and his men.
My viewing companion, who would not be writing about Jackboots on Whitehall, watched about twenty minutes of the film, slept through another twenty or so, and walked out on the rest. That, in itself, pretty much encapsulates my review of Jackboots on Whitehall. It may be a satire, but it is so slow-moving, it is almost painful to watch. The few truly funny moments are not worth the time spent watching the entire film. That’s all I have to say about that.
Jackboots on Whitehall is available on DVD and on-demand. American release date: July 26, 2011.