Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I watched this movie the other night, '1066' dubbed the most famous date in English history, for those that have not seen this movie here is a quick summary,  this movie plays out from the perspective of a couple of Saxon Ceorls who are called up for service in the Fyrd (local militia force), they get marched up north to tackle the threat of the Vikings in two decisive encounters, the Battle of Fulford and the Battle of Stamford Bridge and then they are marched south again with whatever troops they have left to face the menacing Normans in the Battle of Hastings.

The movie is no 'Braveheart' and the acting is OK, but still convincing enough to enjoy, it has a basic plot with a couple of likable characters as leads, costume wise the uniforms are faithful as is the armour and weapons, but everything is to clean and shiny, in fact the documentary style in which it is portrayed almost leaves you thinking that this is a high budget reenactment ! but don't let that scare you off, if your into the Dark Ages, then get your hands on this movie, bang it on and enjoy what it has to offer..... 6.5 /10  


Luckyjoe said...

Sounds interesting. I'll be on the lookout for this one.

Simon Quinton said...

indeed sounds like its worth watch

Lead Legion said...

It's a good documentary-movie. The acting is a bit off in places, and the conveniently colour-coded Normans and Saxons aren't exactly authentic, but it's a good watch nonetheless.

The Extraordinarii said...

@Joe - Yeah I think Its worth a watch.

@Brummie - I think so.

@Lead Legion - Ahh, someone else that has seen it.