Mary Queen of Scots Reviews
Was Chairman Mao ENGLISH?
If you're looking for a historic movie..you're goi g to be a sadly disappointed. Elizabeth and Mary ever actually ever met in their life time, they never laid eyes on each other...they only corresponded through many letters to each other.
Elizabeth was in a constant state of paranoia about Mary taking the throne from her. Her advisers constantly whispering in her ear, putting the idea in her mind about having Mary executed. It was actually never Elizabeth's intention to kill Mary.
Mary actually only came to England once, because she was exiled from Scotland with no where else to go. While in England she would be captured and would remain on house arrest until her execution/beheading.
This movie is a bunch of fictional fluff and not historically accurate to what actually happened in English/British history! Someone failed to do their research before making this movie! Extremely disappointing!!!
And while the film makes some bold moves with its portrayal of queer characters the whole thing almost feels a little too traditional to make the kind of splash it was hoping to. It is beautifully put together but still feels a little too much like your father's historical epic than a truly modern take on this story.