Monday, 15 August 2011
"Let's Kill Hitler" Spoiler-Free Review
This is not going to be easy. "Let's Kill Hitler" got an amazing reception at the BFI and, to be honest, it was not what I was expecting.
After the events of "A Good Man Goes to War", I was expecting something very dark. Literally, within minutes of the episode starting, there were laughs a plenty. The episode manages to balance the dark moments with some cracking one-liners and some absolutely epic funny scenes.
It starts in a cornfield - and the Doctor is reunited with Amy, Rory and their friend, Mels. Then it gets...wibbly. Hitler gets his comeuppance but there's too much involving the Doctor, Amy and Rory going on to pay much attention to it. There's actually an awful lot that happens - a lot for fans to digest - so I'm really looking forward to seeing it again.
The thing about this episode is that it's fun. Yes, there's darkness, questions, some answers, heart-break but it's all intermingled with a great deal of humour.
I loved it so much more than I expected. So - things to watch for: a banana, "tingles", a brilliantly constructed and well thought out "enemy", epic Rory humour and Alex Kingston and Matt Smith acting their socks off. In fact, I would say it's the best Alex and Matt episode yet. Yes, we get 11 in his new coat...and in top hat and tails. We also get an 11 who is ... desperate. That's all I can really say - but there are some intriguing "cameos" that'll make you either laugh or groan (!).
Sorry not to give you more but I really, really can't spoil things - you DO have to see it as unspoiled as possible.