Operation Mincemeat is the new World War II drama that recounts one of the most extraordinary Allied missions of the entire conflict.
In order to launch a covert Allied invasion of Axis-occupied Sicily, a squad of commanders and intelligence officers (including a pre-James Bond Ian Fleming) came up with a cunning ruse. They would place apparently top-secret papers on an anonymous dead body and float the corpse off the coast of fascist-occupied Spain, knowing that the news would eventually get back to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi high command.
The overall plan: divert Axis troops from Sicily to Greece, facilitating an invasion, and eventual liberation, of the former. The movie adapts Ben Macintyre's book of the same name and showcases a powerhouse British cast, led by Colin Firth in the role of Operation Mincemeat's lead officer, Ewen Montagu.
The movie screened in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members and we've curated some of their reactions to get you primed for its release.
A superb production from start to finish with a superb cast, I'm a fan of the 1956 movie that told the story and #OperationMincemeat was joy to see another telling of the story. Well worth checking out when the film is released to the general public.— Blazing Minds (@BlazingMinds) April 5, 2022
It was a really interesting film overall. Most of which in the story I funny enough didn't know this happened during World War 2. Great Acting especially coming from Colin Firth, very interesting story and really glad I watched the film! Overall Score: 8/10! Grade: B+! 😁😁😁— James Acraman (@JamesAcraman) April 5, 2022
Intriguing, compelling and intellectual almost unbelievable true story. Cast was amazing, story was gripping. Thoroughly enjoyed it and Colin Firth is a God. #OperationMincemeat— Chris 🇺🇦 (@Grumpyduck) April 5, 2022
What a fantastic film, delved into the characters and made them feel real by giving them side stories and the story was so exciting and genuinely edge of the seat stuff! And most importantly a great tribute to those that lost their lives ❤️ An 8.5/10 from me 😁— Harry Stanford (@harrystanford98) April 5, 2022
Personally not for me. Great cast, fascinating plot, but all just felt a bit underwhelming. You win some and you lose some! Very much looking forward to the #MassiveTalent Unlimited screening in a couple of weeks, now. #OperationMincemeat #CineworldUnlimited.— Bradley (@CatchesideSays) April 5, 2022
I loved it, I've known about this for years, so to finally see it on the big screen was brilliant, also loved seeing Ian Fleming in it too— steve lewington (@stevelewington2) April 5, 2022
Operation Mincemeat is released in the UK on 15th April. If you missed last night's screening, then don't forget about our next one: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which screens in advance on 22nd April.
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