Read the books, would like to see
The casting is fantastic and all characters are so real and believable that you are immersed into the story immediately.
The swordplay is exceptional and truly realistic, such flair and great footwork.
You hardly notice that hours have gone by.
As well as all that, the spoken language is beautiful, Spanish is the most beautiful language
This is a well made and expensive costumedrama. I do like the timeperiod. The clothes, weaponary, the question of honour/love and the battles. Viggo Mortensen is convincing as Alatriste sporting a cool moustache and hat. I liked "Alatriste", but it is not a movie I will see again.
Interesting with a different way of doing things, it gains points with its Spanish charm, an amazing wardrobe and many great realistic war-scenes from the 16th century... but then again, it simply leaves way too many loose ends. The story, altho interesting as plausible as it gets, it never takes the audience anywhere, it goes without an specific goal. Some acting comes quite forced through, as well as Mortensen's accent at the beginning of the movie btw, and most of the love scenes feel like they where just ripped out of a telenovela.
Like said, interesting, specially if one has an fable for history. Entertaining most of the time... but that's that I guess. Watchable... somehow...
NÃ£o estando pejado de efeitos especiais e cenas de acÃ§Ã£o, "a la Pirata das CaraÃbas", tem uma grande vantagem... O realizador e os produtores foram espectaculares, no rigor histÃ³rico.
NÃ£o vÃ£o encontrar aqui falhas monumentais, como em Braveheart, em nome do espectÃ¡culo.