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It's a bit of a mess. Cate Blanchette marches around yelling at everybody like Bette Davis, and it's somehow totally unconvincing. And then there's Geoffrey Rush to contend with. Odd.
She's not a Glenda Jackson but Cate does well and looks the part.The costumes and props are fine but there seems little point in dramatising again this well known part of history.
Slow. Not the best period history drama by any stretch.
Super costuming, learned something new, Drake had nothing to do the with Spanish Armada!! Over all disappointed.
I was disappointed with this film, although it is difficult to put my finger on just why. Somehow it just didn't move me, although the lead actors tried their best.
Great drama! Fantastic follow on from the first Elizabeth. Lovely character development, and I liked the interaction between the players. I think the thing I was disappointed in were the lack of... Read more depth in the battlefield scenes. Ll the big action was too far away, and the close action had too few players. The Army Elizabeth addressed was *tiny*. That being said the costuming, armour and scenes with the Navy were very well done. See it.
Great acting, very authentic as one would expect. Loved the music throughout. Epic scenes especially when the spanish fleet came thrusting into the harbour. Some truly horrific accounts of torture... Read more - shame on men for inventing such vicious artifacts. I still think she was great as Queen.
cannot re view this movie as we recieved this movie as christmas gift in dvd
and as my computer was down during a shift to the new address i could not
contactyou by phone.but i believe it's a very good movie to watch.
This movie lacked action and substance. Although the story was somewhat believeable, I almost fell asleep watching it.
Obviously a beautifully made movie, and Blancett is brilliant as always. However, parts felt very cliched. Also, considering there were two quite complex stories to be told (the political one and the... Read more personal one), a bit much time was wasted on melodramatic set shots with melodramatic music intended to make a point that didn't really need to be made, creating a distinctly overwrought feel.