Hitler's regime. The results can be jarring. One minute, you're invited to reflect on man's inhumanity to man; the next, you're expected to relish splattering enemy brains all over their swastika-festooned fortresses.
That doesn't mean that sort of thing can't be fun, and ''The New Order'' is so well-designed and expertly paced that it never gets dull during its 16-hour duration. I only wish it was a little bit smarter. Three stars out of four.