Last Drop, The (DVD Review)9 Mar, 2006 By: Brendan Howard
Prebook 3/21/06; Street 4/18/06
Stars Billy Zane, Michael Madsen, Karel Roden.
Solidly fun but not-quite-ready-for-prime-time flicks like The Last Drop make me hope there will always be a world of rental, whether online or in stores. Movies like this deserve to be made and seen, even if they don't make it to theaters.
The Last Drop follows two groups as they make their way during World War II toward a horde of gold and art looted from Dutch museums. One is the multinational Allied unit ordered on a classified mission that dies with their gruff leader.
Left over are a gruffer second-in-command, a Canadian pilot with the best lines (Zane), a handful of disgruntled soldiers and a mysterious scout who knows German and a lot more than he's letting on.
Their goal? To retrieve the gold for “God and country” and the British treasury. The other group is composed of a criminal (the always wonderful Roden), a local and a Nazi deserter who want the gold for themselves. The exciting interweaving of the two groups is often predictable, but it's plenty of fun and leads to plenty of gunfights, explosions, heroism and action.
This is a perfect pick for lovers of action and war movies. The themes and characters have been seen before, but that's true of most war movies.