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Post by Harroghty » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:58 pm

Netflix is making lots of medieval movies all of a sudden. Watched The King last night and I was pretty impressed (one reviewer called it "gorgeous and tedious"); it's pretty much a grittier retelling of Henry V (rather than the historical events upon which it is based).
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Post by Alinor » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:37 am

I started watching this a few days ago but got sidetracked with other things...and then with the release of Disney+...so I finally finished it this evening. I don't know much about the time period to be able to judge the historical accuracy but as a movie it was interesting. Very gritty, brutal, battle scene.
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Post by Harroghty » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:00 am

Overall it was more accurate to the play than to history, but the individual combat was better than most. Parrying with the flat of the blade, grappling, trying to find gaps in otherwise impervious armor.
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Post by Aldren » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:03 pm

Finally got around to this over the weekend. I thought it was fantastic and the combat scenes, specifically the scene at Agincourt was phenomenal.

"Gorgeous and tedious" is indeed the most accurate description of this movie. Highly recommend everyone check this out if you haven't yet.
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Post by Gwain » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:24 pm

I found it way too short. I kept wanting more. I really enjoy knight fall though.
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