Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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...or not as the case may be.  This film is good, but is just missing something that would make it great. It's historically inaccurate on many counts, though that doesn't necessarily make it a bad film.  What lets it down for me is that it slowly builds and builds towards a massive climax, but it doesn't ever get there.  It's the film equivalent of a Coldplay song. Cate Blanchett is a superb and subtle actress who's worth watching in anything, though none of the other performances really stand out. The directing is adequate, and tries to be like Lord of the Rings in places, but just doesn't come close.  The pacing is all over the place too, and it feels like there's a lot cut out to make it fit in two hours. For me however, the definitive Elizabeth I is Miranda Richardson in Blackadder! Overall - could do better.

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