With respect to the Dad’s Army, it’s modestly engrossing bunkum around a Nazi see, whose character is uncovered at an early stage, in any case adds up to minimal more than a reason to have the entire thrown moon over Catherine Zeta-Jones’ vixenish writer. That angle was obviously enlivened by great arrangement four scene Mum’s Army from 1970, down to some tomfoolery including Mainwaring’s exhibitions, however the whole thing is studded with references.
Some are inconspicuous (a line about weaponised dark pepper), some all that much not (the vast majority of the catchphrases are inelegantly wheeled out). Screenwriter Hamish McColl does his best work with the full relationship between the puffed-up Mainwaring and his high society subordinate Wilson. “It has been somewhat remiss,” says the last in one scene. “No requirement for Latin here, Wilson,” spats his authority accordingly.