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The Admiral - Controversial or not?,
This review is from: The Admiral [DVD]  (DVD)
I liked it! But then I have an interest in turn of the 20th Century Russian history. The opening scenes in the film in my opinion are some of the best. I love the old pre-dreadnought fighting ships and to actually see an early Russian destroyer fully animated with top line CGI and fighting all but an entire German fleet was great! REALLY well put together.
Its all subtitled of course, the acting is competent although in my opinion does not glow, however the fact that you are having to read the subtitles adequately disguises this fact.
The Russians have certainly spared no expense in the historical accuracy of the settings in this film either.
Admiral Kolchak (whom this film studies) is portrayed as a tragic hero fighting for the his country and his country mens best. I have to say that the story of Kolchak is a somewhat fascinating one. He was an authoritarian maniac at one time and an inspired military genius at others, responsible for the torture and murder of many thousands of civilan's in the barbaric Russian civil war he also collected some of Russia's highest accolades for bravery. His supporters were staunch and his detractors hated him without reserve! So much so that the American military attache to white Russia refused to lend any support to his battles due to personal differences!
If anything one could say that this is a propagandist film aimed at rehabilitating the memory of an extremely focussed and driven military man who bordered on fanaticism
When all is said and done though, this film is well worth a watching
The Admiral [DVD]