Sunday, September 4, 2011

38: Ironclad

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IRONCLAD
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There just aren't enough 'medieval' movies out there for us fans, and even fewer good ones. Sometimes we just have to take what we can get.


This is not the worst medieval movie ever. Despite all the bad reviews, this film is totally watchable. Turn a blind eye to the ridiculous costumes and you will be alright. (Probably not enough of a budget to clad everyone in chainmail.)


Frought with historical innaccuracies, it still hits on many accuracies as well. Since the violence is very graphic, this movie is not recommended for those with a weak stomach. But I think it is also probably quite close to the mark. Watching a real, medieval battle would make most modern folks throw up, I suspect. I think Paul Giamatti was pretty good as King John.
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