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300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gerard Butler
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.40

11 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appallingly bad, 16 July 2007
Leaving aside the whole artifical feel of the movie ( it was made entirely in a Montreal warehouse), it is an awful mix between a
semi-serious movie and a comic strip ( which it is based on). The
Spartans are made to look like heroes while the other Greeks are
depicted as cowards and inept. Ever untrue to history, the Persians
are a buch of mutant orc-like creaures ,with no right to exist it
seems: their leader ,Xerxes, whom by all accounts was a dignifed
figure, is an androgynous giant who remembles an Egyptian rather
than a Persian.
You would have to be braindead to enjoy this hollywood atrocity!
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King Arthur [DVD] [2004]
King Arthur [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Clive Owen
Offered by figswigs
Price: £2.72

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire, 16 July 2007
This review is from: King Arthur [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
This is an appallingly bad movie: It dipsenses with the romantic,
magical appeal of the Arthurian legend and attempts to offer instead a
more realistic and historic but quite dull alternative.

Arthur appears pompous and self-righteous, and his longing to go
to Rome , as the great centre of learning and culture,is historically ridiculous. By the middle of the fifth century Rome had been plundered
twice and its population had dwindled to that of a small town. The
capital of the Western Empire had been moved to Ravenna.

Also, I agree with one of the previous reviewers that the Saxons are
demonised as some sort of proto-racist Nazis: In fact the Saxon leader
could be mistaken, with his accent, for a member of a white supremacist
group in America.

Shockingly bad although the acting at times is commendable in the context
of it all.


Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 [1984] [DVD]
Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Abineri

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different feel, 4 July 2007
Not convinced by Jason Connery's acting which lacks a real depth of expression.That said, the idea of introducing Robert of Huntingdon
is a good one and is refreshingly different from the firebrand
yeoman in Michael Praed. The episodes in the first part of this series
are quite good ( two of them are written by Antony Horowitz), but some
of the Arthurian stuff is plain nonsense and looks it. The episode
entitled the "Sheriff of Nottingham" is particularly good and entertaining. For those of you who dislike the seemingly anti-Christian
,pro-pagan element that Carpenter has introduced, the "Cross of st Ciricus" confounds that completely. In this series, also, Much the Miller's son comes of age which is nice to see.


Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 2 - Episodes 7 To 13 [1984] [DVD]
Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 2 - Episodes 7 To 13 [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Deborah Cranston
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £21.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some original episodes, 4 July 2007
The third series is more relaxed and this shows in the relationships between the "merry men": Will Scarlet mellows out (just a little!). While the pagan theme is pushed to the limit in bizarre but enjoyable episodes like "Crom Cruach" and the "Time of the Wolf", there are some great episodes like "Rutterkin" and the "Pretender" that are of a political nature which suit having Robin Hood as the wordly and noble Earl of Huntingdon's son. While I have my concerns about Jason Connery's acting ability in this series, it does seem closer to more familiar notions of Robin Hood and not that of the self-righteous backwoodsman of the first and second series. The impression is that this Robin is less interested in justice for the little man and more so in Marian, which is more realistic and refreshing. All in all, certainly worth watching even though the ending is a little sad and uncomplete.


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