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Post by Rowan » Mon October 31st, 2011, 2:42 pm

Yes, I'm creating a new thread about this sorry excuse for a movie as part of my campaign to get as many intelligent people I know to not go see it.

I went last Thursday night to see it as a sneak preview, so I didn't pay a dime to view this horrible movie. I think the best part of the movie was the scenery. I always enjoy seeing historical sites brought to life since I cannot see them for myself. It was amazing to see The Globe brought to life and I found myself sitting there wishing that someone would build a theatre like The Globe.

But no. If you're thinking about spending any amount of your hard earned money on this movie, don't. Just... don't. You will come away more offended than anything else and I don't just mean the obvious plot twist they concocted.

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Post by SGM » Mon October 31st, 2011, 3:35 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]Yes, I'm creating a new thread about this sorry excuse for a movie as part of my campaign to get as many intelligent people I know to not go see it.

I went last Thursday night to see it as a sneak preview, so I didn't pay a dime to view this horrible movie. I think the best part of the movie was the scenery. I always enjoy seeing historical sites brought to life since I cannot see them for myself. It was amazing to see The Globe brought to life and I found myself sitting there wishing that someone would build a theatre like The Globe.

But no. If you're thinking about spending any amount of your hard earned money on this movie, don't. Just... don't. You will come away more offended than anything else and I don't just mean the obvious plot twist they concocted.
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You don't surprise me. I listened to the director talking about it and feared the worst. It's a shame really because I do think Rhys Ifan is a good actor -- well he did an excellent job as Peter Cook and that really can't have been easy.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 31st, 2011, 4:19 pm

If it's any consolation Rowan, I haven't read any decent reviews of it. Perhaps the director should stick to destroying the world in various ways although I just read today that apparently a sequel to Indepedence Day (one of his although I don't know if he's linked to the new one) might be on the cards.....
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Post by Rowan » Mon October 31st, 2011, 5:23 pm

I looked on Yahoo to see what reviews people were giving it and the 3-4 I saw were glowing reviews about the best movie ever made that tells the truth. I gave the story an F but the scenery/cinematography an A+.

They made Shakespeare a whiny git. Of course that's also the actor's interpretation of what he thinks Shakespeare was like.

They gave Elizabeth I three sons, one of whom was the Earl of Essex who wanted to overthrow her in her old age and sit on the throne himself.


Did I mention Shakespeare as a whiny git?
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Post by wendy » Mon October 31st, 2011, 5:56 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]It was amazing to see The Globe brought to life and I found myself sitting there wishing that someone would build a theatre like The Globe.

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They have! It's in London - check out their web site.

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

Anyone going to the UK? It's THE place to visit.
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Post by Rowan » Mon October 31st, 2011, 7:09 pm

Thanks Wendy!!!!! I'm definitely adding it to my list of places to visit when I return to the UK. :D :D :D Now we just need one here in the US. LOL

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue November 1st, 2011, 3:34 pm

I won't be even renting that one. You can't play with history that much without annoying the history crowd.

I'm almost laughing at Elizabeth I having three sons. I could see maybe hiding one pregnancy, but three?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 1st, 2011, 8:45 pm

Definiely passing this one by!

The spoiler about Elizabeth - EWWW!

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Post by rebecca » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 2:00 am

I spotted a trailer for it and wasn't impressed :rolleyes: for some reason I have never been overly fond of Vanessa Redgrave and feel she over-acts her parts. But having read the thread...Elizabeth I having 3 sons :eek: how thorougly stupid! It is also disappointing in that I love period drama but it has to make sense!

I don't intend seeing it. Thanks SM for the heads up :)

Bec :)

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Post by rebecca » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 2:02 am

PS: Where is my head today! Thanks Rowan and everyone for the heads up :D ...Lets just say I haven't been sleeping well of late.

Bec :)

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