Elizabeth focuses on the early days of the queens reign. It looks at the members of her council which included Francis Walsinham, William Cecil and Baron Burghley and their attempts to marry her off to someone, her secret love affair with Robert Dudley, the catholics hate of her and the state of England which lead to her becoming the virgin queen.
So this film was really intriguing. Very well scored and very well written too. Fantastic Script, I was actually surprised at how I dug the story. Really solid writing from the screenwriters. I liked the directorial shots gave a magical and alluring vibe. This film is nice blend of royality and the church and we don't often see films of this kind that deal with monarach's. Great directing overall by shekar kapur. he really takes inside this world of british politics and royal features.
Cate Blanchett is extraordinary here. Elizabeth really grows into a wiery, unwavering queen who really puts her country before her. Blanchett displays an original elegenace and grace that we would later see in other roles such as Galadriel. Elizabeth had so much diversity to deal with but surprisingly she is calm about it all like she knew she could be the queen the country deserved. Joseph Fiennes was busy this year and here he plays another interesting character. A lover of Elizabeth who plays the part of exposing the naivity of Elizabeth though a chunk of the film. Geoffery rush should have also been nominated for this role as well but I know they had tough time deciding between the two here
Overall this film is a must watch for anyone who is a fan of cate blanchett like I am.