Review: Elizabeth The Golden Age

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This is a different story about Elizabeth the Virgin Queen played by Cate Blanchatt and Clive Owen playing Sir Walter Raleigh. I knew that Cate would be playing an amazing role since she always does an amazing job with her roles, and I enjoy Clive Owen in all the different characters he plays. Even though this isn’t the usual movie I see I really wanted to see what this movie was going to be like since its more into conflict period of her rule.

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The movie shows the intelligence of Elizabeth and the difficult she faced against the larger Spanish Empire. The story starts off really well and she faces people within her country and those outside her country who wish to harm her. Then she is introduced to Sir Walter Raleigh who she finds to be interesting since he is different then all the people she usually sees. The movie picks up pace, but there is a lot taking place while they are trying to concentrate on matters of the court and their is the part about waging war. Overall I liked the movie, but I think they hurried through a few parts of the movies to make sure they finish up the story line.

Link: IMDB

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8 Comments

  1. Sushi

    I’m looking forward to watching it although frankly I can pretty much tell what’s it going to be about. There’s so much that can be told about this woman.

    I remember one of the interesting historical spots I’ve been to in the UK was a small town called Woodstock, where the Washington family used to live in Sulgrave Manor before they immigrated to the U.S.A. There was a small attic in the ceiling of the upper floor that was used to hide Little Queen Elizabeth when she was pursued by her Catholic sister Mary Tudor.

    Not much is mentioned about Elizabeth during that phase of her life. Cynthia Harnett turned it into a small children’s novel entitled “Stars of Fortune” but I always wondered why Hollywood did not adpat that story of Elizabeth & the Washingtons before they took their Stars of Fortune (which were on the coat of arms in the manor) to America to later develop into the American flag.

    Just think: The Washingtons saving Little Queen Lizzy, I think that sounds hollywood patriotically interesting, dont’ you think? lol

  2. Question will it be highly censored in cinemas in kuwait I want to go to the movies and this movie is the only thing that i find bearable to watch.

  3. i like these types of movies, so i surely will be giving it a watch

  4. Nicole: No prob!

    Sushi: yup, that is quite an interestin story about the Washingtons and Elizebeth! Probably their isn’t enough punch behind to get it going that is why they don’t make a movie!

    Jacqui: Its going to drive me nuts if its going to be censored!

    Laialy: yup!!

    DR: Then go see it!

  5. Is it out on DVD? I’ll probably watch it soon if it is! Looks very very cool.

  6. N: No its in the movies! its pretty good, you should watch it!

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