A group of a dozen or so soldiers embark on a dangerous mission where they may not come back. Sound familiar? Too Late The Hero was intended as the spiritual follow up to The Dirty Dozen. While it does have some definite similarities (military men on a dangerous mission) it has a feel and a vibe that’s all its own. Overlooked when released in 1970, we devote the third installment in our Robert Aldrich series to this picture that may be the most cynical World War II movie ever made.