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  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (reviews)

    Hi, we would like to know your review on what you thought of the new movie "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".

    Please tell your thoughts below.

    Thank you.

    -Hayley B.
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    Loved it!
    80.00%
    4
    It was good.
    20.00%
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    It was alright.
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    Poorest version about Queen Elizabeth I, ever.
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    I'm going tomorrow night! I've heard the costumes are fanfreakingtastic!!

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      I'm going to see it Sunday. From a historical standpoint, I want to see how well they stick to the historical truths. I'm dying to see the seadogs take on the Armada.
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        I loved it myself. I felt they showed a good example of how Queen Elizabeth I dealed with the Mary Stuart issue. As they say it, in history about the two didn't even met. I love this version of Queen Elizabeth I. I'm referring to both "Elizabeth" & "Elizabeth: The Golden Age, in my last sentence. Though, I don't know who that Isabella is suppose to be?
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          <oops my fingers slipped> :lol:
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            I'm seeing it tomorrow.

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              Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
              I'm seeing it tomorrow.
              Cool, let me know what you think about it.
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                As I posted it on the movie thread -

                I saw Elizabeth last night (I went on Friday night)- OH WOW is all I can say Cate Blanchett is amazing - Geoffry Rush, amazing - Tom Hollender (Beckett in Pirates) was Queen Mary's main guard - he is soooo good, he looked nothing like other roles so his voice was how I figured out who he was - the costumes, the photography, the story, the characters - the actors - AMAZING!
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                  It was total eye candy, and I thought Cate Blanchett was absolutely perfect (as always). And yummy yummy Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh? He was amazing and smoldering.

                  I actually clapped when they started launching the "fire ships." I'd been waiting to see that.

                  Samantha Morton was perfect as Mary Stuart. I'm glad I'd read several books on their conflict. Mary was a sneaky snake of a woman.

                  There has to be a third movie, no? :beg:

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                    Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
                    Samantha Morton was perfect as Mary Stuart. I'm glad I'd read several books on their conflict. Mary was a sneaky snake of a woman.

                    There has to be a third movie, no? :beg:
                    I thought so too, about the Mary Stuart issue. Interesting, just remembering the old Disney Short "The Truth about Mother Goose" and that "Mary Queen of Scots' one. They all make Queen Elizabeth I, like she's just the one being bad.

                    According to Cate Blanchett talking on Entertainment Tonight. That they will likely make a third one, but they are not in too much of a hurry. After all, she died of old age.
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                    • #11
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                      i didn't get to see it. My daughter was called into work today. It will have to wait for a couple of weeks now. Unless I can sneak a movie in while at DL this weekend.

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                        Originally posted by Hayley B View Post
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                        I loved it myself. I felt they showed a good example of how Queen Elizabeth I dealed with the Mary Stuart issue. As they say it, in history about the two didn't even met. I love this version of Queen Elizabeth I. I'm referring to both "Elizabeth" & "Elizabeth: The Golden Age, in my last sentence. Though, I don't know who that Isabella is suppose to be?
                        Wasn't Isabella the Queen of Spain during this part of history? I know that Spain and England had several religious wars with each other, the Spaniards being Catholic and English being Anglicans.

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                          I thought they were protestant.

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                          • #14
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                            Isabella Clara was King Phillip II's daughter.

                            At the time of the movie, England was a protestant state.

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                              Also Isabella was a child - it was her father who waged war - when Elizabeth said that the ships carry the Spanish Inquisition - geez, Monty Python jumped into my head! LOL
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                                Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
                                Isabella Clara was King Phillip II's daughter.

                                At the time of the movie, England was a protestant state.
                                Thanks for clearing that up.

                                ^ DW: That's who she is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta...genia_of_Spain
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                                • #17
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                                  Thanks for clearing it up everyone. I knew my memory was a bit iffy, but atleast I knew she had something to do with Spain :lol:.

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                                    I was searching for the historical accuracy of the movie - just for giggles - I wanted to see if Bess was an actual historical character but I couldn't find anything out about the ladies in waiting but it was accurate that the ladies in waiting had to get the Queen's permission to marry, have a child, or even date someone - I don't know if Elizabeth had a 'thing' for Drake - I always thought it was Dudley and Dudley's son that she had the longtime 'thing' for

                                    I dont' know if the Church of England back in those days was Protestant - it was new that the monarch was the head of the church, which of course we all know started with Henry VIII - I believe back in those days they were learning what to do and how to unite the country with one religion - which we all know that most wars, skirmishes, fighting in history and today is all about religion

                                    I am a HUGE history buff - my big love is early European history - actually until about 1900 - I love to study, learn about the early colonies, relationships with other countries - how the whole political, social and religious scene was in early Europe - geez I even did some research about the East India Trading Company - which we all know was born under Elizabeth I rule by her hand - so when movies like this come out I'm always researching different aspects - yes I'm weird! LOL
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                                      It wasn't Francis Drake in the movie, Trac, it was Sir Walter Raleigh, and it has been hinted that she had a thing for him and kept him in England against his will. But for sure she had the thing for Dudley and his step-son. I love that part of her history. The Raleigh stuff was played up for the movie.

                                      And yes, since before Elizabeth's time, the ladies in waiting had to have permission to marry and often had husbands chosen for them for political and financial reasons. Those unions had to be politically advantageous to the queen or king to proceed.

                                      Walter Raleigh did marry Bessie Throckmorton, who was the queen's lady in waiting. The Throckmortons had a complicated relationship with the Tudors. Here's the page on Bessie's dad-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Throckmorton

                                      Here's more info on Walter Raleigh--
                                      http://www.britishexplorers.com/woodbury/raleigh.html

                                      I did about a billion reports on him when I lived in North Carolina. :geek:
                                      Last edited by stinkerbell; 10-15-2007, 11:22 AM.

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                                        Originally posted by Trac View Post
                                        Also Isabella was a child - it was her father who waged war - when Elizabeth said that the ships carry the Spanish Inquisition - geez, Monty Python jumped into my head! LOL
                                        Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!
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