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Epic, epic and even more EPICNESS!
This is my kind of Medieval film, add a mix of veteran actors, a good script, and even on a low budget you end up with an excellent and entertaining movie.
Paul Giamatti and James Purefoy do the best they can with this one. There's enough action to keep you interested. However the historical accuracy is definitely not there, which isn't surprising for Hollywood.
For whatever reason, this has always been one of my go-to movies for the time period in which it takes place. Then again it isn't exactly a loaded genre.
A great movie. More than just battle porn, although the marketing team didn't seem to understand that.
Giamatti plays the sublimely wrathful King John, asserting the divine right of kings with ruthless violence. A believable and compelling figure, not a stock villain. Purefoy is excellent as the disillusioned Templar Thomas, who has returned from the pointless slaughter of the Crusades unsure who he is, but very sure of his sword. After John has the tongue cut out of Thomas' spiritual mentor, a pious old man attempting to make peace, it's on. Kate Mara plays the ravishing princess, withering on the vine of a sexless marriage to an old fool, who is determined to show Thomas that she is "not a sin." Overall, a compelling and historically realistic drama, with important political and spiritual undertones.
Forget accuracy. The cast outways that like Braveheart. The acting and writing is good. The camera work excellent
In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. It has a good plot, but it is historically inaccurate in many points. Anyway it is entertaining and has great and gory battles.
Historically inaccurate, simple-minded, and unevenly paced, Ironclad is saved by its brutal action, high stakes, and surprisingly good lead performance from James Purefoy. Paul Giamatti is terrific as King John, with several hilarious moments, and Kate Mara and Brian Cox stand out from the rest of the cast.
Entertaining, if not deep. Paul Giamatti has some great scenes as John Lackland, though.
It was a breath taking experience which had me on the edge of my seat, hoping for the survival of the main characters. While I admit the romantic plot was fairly weak, Isabel could be a little creepy and Thomas's mood swings reguarding her were slightly odd, the action was thrilling and the deaths of characters left a lasting impact on me.
Overall it was a great experience with some flaws (but what movie doesn't have flaws).
I enjoyed it! Good vs evil!