Just enjoyed watching this, ideal New Year's Day war film where action replaces realism. Apart from the all star cast there are a few surprises along the way. Some most noticable after watching the original Guns of Navarone yesterday. First time I've watched them 'back to back'. Mallory has changed from Gregory Peck to Robert Shaw. I can accept that in a way that James Bond changes actor. Not so sure about how he suddenly forgot he was fluent in German though. Miller changing from David Niven to Edward Fox. Prefer Fox to be honest, he fits the character as an eccentric Englishman slightly better than Niven. Good to see Jaws in a non-Bond film. Good to see Harrison Ford and Carl Weathers just as they were becoming famous in Star Wars and Rocky. Biggest surprise though was Barbara Bach. She may have looked a bit gaunt, possibly to fit the role, but even on BBC2 on a Sunday afternoon we get a bit of boob and nipple action. Maybe the DVD is worth owning after all if it includes a bit more naked bathtub action. So overall an enjoyably WWII movie. Some may think it's a crap sequel but they're missing out.