22 April 2010 | TBJCSKCNRRQTreviews
I've *always* stood for as-, uh, up-, eh... and I'm adamant about that!
Superior to the last two of these I've watched(Den Grønne Elevator, which was sexist garbage, and Hvad Vil De Ha', that essentially set out to be a people-pleaser, and nothing else), this is an ironic approach to the idea of women being in the military, something that was starting around the time it was made. It is about what you'd expect; some truth, a lot of stereotypes. There are hints of substance, a handful of them even materialize. It does comment on things that remain true to this day, and that deserves recognition. Our comedies must have gotten better in the early to mid 70's. Dirch changes back and forth between being a good soldier or not whenever it suits the plot, but fortunately they do well at writing stuff for him to do. The humor gets silly and goofy at times, especially with Passer. Several gags and jokes fall flat, and this tries too hard a couple of times(and wants to pack every frame with "funny", and skip past anything else), however, it's notable how many genuine laughs this does get(and earn), with plays on words and other verbal stuff, as well as a bit of naughty. Numerous recognizable Danish actors from back then appear in this. Kirsten Walther, famous as Yvonne from the Olsen Gang films is doing largely the same character, here on account of being in the army. And yes, there are cute chicks in this, as well as brief female nudity. I recommend this to any fan of this country's cinematic achievements of the past. Dig deep enough in it, and you will find gold. 6/10