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2.0 out of 5 stars
Nice cover, nothing to do with film. >>UPDATE: the story of Esther, 19 July 2010
I think the tile should cover about all there is to say. There is basically no action in this supposed action movie, it is just a 'talkie' everyone just talks and talks and talks.
Not the worst acting, though King Xerxes of Persia would look more at home in Medival England, plus has a bit too sqeaky of a voice for the roll. The Princees, well about as close as she comes to welding a sword is when she passes by one of the Xerxes's guards.
Admit fast forwarding through quite a bit of this video hoping to find a little of the swordplay this movie should have had. And did see an end credit where this was based on a book, so perhaps those who read the book might find some interest here.
A 'I'm really bored and don't mind being more so' kind of rental.
Something about this story seemed familiar to me. Then recently watching a history program on the Mid-East they mentioned Queen Esther from the bible. Well this movie is actually akin to 'The Story of Esther', just look up 'Esther' on Wikipedia and you can from reading the page see it is this movie.
Producers should have been a bit more forthcoming about that, instead of trying to ride the coattails of a major Hollywood release. Number of stars still stands for the review, call this movie your average made for TV biblical movie.