The Hendersonville Film Society will show Elizabeth on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.
In Brief: Fie on those who have trashed this entertainingly overheated historical conceit! Yes, it’s completely indefensible as history. So what else is new? Anyone going to a movie like this expecting historical accuracy is in the same unseaworthy vessel as the student who watches James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) and uses it to turn in a book report on Mary Shelley’s novel. So, you wonder, after cataloging Elizabeth's amassed nonsense, why I am awarding the film 3 1/2 stars and heaping coals on its detractors? Simple: All this swashbuckling, scenery-chewing, way-past-ripe absurdity is glorious fun. It's shaky history and overblown filmmaking that's fun if not approached as more than it is. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on Oct. 17, 2007.
|Starring:||Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton|
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Clive Owen was NOT in this film, but in the sequel “Elizabeth: the Golden Age” as Sir Walter Raleigh.