Summary: Within 5 minutes it is clear that this film is a clichéd glossy romance based tenuously on the story of Manfred von Richthoven. Full of historical inaccuracies, costumes from Primark, golden sunlit sets (seems like most of the money was spent on them at the expense of key things like a decent script) and clunking, predictable dialogue, with CGI flying sequences that have the aircraft of WW1 performing like supercharged planes from WW2 or later.
Summary: Despite much attention to detail, especially in long range shots, this drama didn't seem to ring true at all and I never felt I was observing the sensibilities and attiudes of the time. It just looked like yet another dumbed-down piece of history brightly packaged for a modern consumerist audience.
Great Flying but pity about the fictional storyline
a customer , 24 Aug 2013, LOVEFiLM
24 August 2013
Summary: Excellent and indeed terrifying flying sequences but the story is a ludicrous travesty of the facts. It is an example of 21st century values being imposed on early 20th century outlooks and does so by creating a story that is almost wholly fictional, even though it is populated with characters with the same names as real ones. Watchable nonetheless but anything other than the flying needs to be taken with a grain of salt.