Hidalgo: La Historia Jamás Contada (2010)
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An incoherent mess with zero continuity, where Spanish accents appear, disappear and reappear several times in the course of a scene. Unintentional humor and weak/clichéd antagonists further stop 'Hidalgo' from ever taking off, a terrible film made solely to cash in on the Bicentennial-of-Mexican Independence-frenzy, under the excuse of demystifying a national hero.
Anachronistic in its characters, as well as in the music. While the latter works (in an "A Knight's Tale" sort of way), the former doesn't. The personality of the characters, especially the titular priest's, is definitely more 21st century than 19th. Miguel Rodarte and Cecilia Suárez stand out in brief roles and at least the set design is not as bad as in 'El Atentado'.
There's not much to go on about this piece. Its title states "The Never Told Story' which really isn't that true if the person watching this flick has ever really dabbled in unofficial history. Of course, the points in this film are well known. The problem with the movie is that it exploited the fact that Miguel Hidalgo, a priest, had several women in his life and four children, therefore many audience members, can morbidly go to the theaters or rent this movie, but will not find much about such topic, instead, the plot of this film is focused more on the stage play "Tartuffe" by Moliere, which Hidalgo succesfully/unsuccesfully fought for... and THAT'S IT. No insight on Mexican independence of any other thing. A real flop. Not worth the time.
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