Wild Geese II (1985) Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier Movie Review

Wild Geese II (1985)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Scott Glenn and Barbara Carrera in Wild Geese II (1985)

Thompson's a Casualty of these Geese

John Haddad (Scott Glenn) is approached by an American TV station who are aware of Rudolf Hess (Laurence Olivier) being the only prisoner in Spandau and they want him to use his skills as a mercenary to get him out. But it isn't an easy mission and John has to call on the help of a few expert friends to help him pull off this seemingly impossible prison escape especially as there are others just as interested in getting their hands on Hess.

I reckon the one thing you might remember if you have ever watched "Wild Geese II" is that its star, Scott Glenn, was in amazing shape when he made this. I am not on about having the muscular physique of say Stallone but he was lean with definition and it has to be said for someone who didn't really look anything when clothed grabs your attention when he takes his top off, which he does a few times in this.

Derek Thompson in Wild Geese II (1985)

In fairness you might remember other things when it comes to "Wild Geese II", for me I remember the first time I watched it thinking it was weak and still feel the same about it all these years later. But like with so many movies I wouldn't be surprised if there are those who watched it back in 1985 as a young teen and have fond memories of it being an action packed adventure with are hero outsmarting those who try to kill him. Those people will also probably remember Edward Fox as his wise cracking assassin friend although for me those wise cracks of his do more to make this cheesy rather than entertaining.

What this all boils down to is that "Wild Geese II" has never been a movie for me as whilst it has some cleverness about the adventure for the most it comes across as cheaply budgeted nonsense. There is something else which might interest people now, that is that it also features Derek Thompson, yes Charlie Fairhead from "Casualty" and to be honest he is quite amusing.