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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Netflix On Demand: Ironclad

My wife and I watched some Netflix on Demand over the weekend. When I saw she was getting sleepy, I found a movie I figured she want to sleep through anyway - Ironclad.

It's a movie taking place in England during the time of the Magna Carta.

Be forewarned, it has very little to do with actual history. If you were a history major with a focus on England and the Middle Ages you need to let yourself go and enjoy the ride. That's what I did, and it made for an entertaining movie.

You get Templars, priests, a baron, a king, angry Danes - it's almost like a Medieval Magnificent Seven. Actually, it is very much like a Medieval Magnificent Seven.

Enjoy it for the ride, not for the history. It's the same way I watch most police themed movies. I just intentionally suspend my disbelief ;)

7 comments:

  1. I saw this a week ago - very violent and totally worth watching. Another netflix movie I highly recommend is Black Death. It's the best WFRP movie I've ever seen.

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  2. Sometimes I can suspend my disbelief as well. Depends on the show.

    Never tried NetFlix on demand, though we use regular NetFlix. Love that. Almost did a post about NetFlix this morning, but then something else came up.

    Cheers and have a groovy weekend.

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  3. The assistant to the director is in my WFRP gaming group. I'm not sure he's that impressed with how the movie turned out...

    I actually think Solomon Kane is a pretty good WFRP movie, and I've got high hopes Black Death with Sean Bean that we've currently got from Lovefilm. But none of these have got any humour...

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  4. Black Death was excellent. Even my wife enjoyed it ;)

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  5. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who watched this on Netflix.. It really wasn't half bad! Sounds like black death is a good one too.. oh and forgive my ignorance but what does WFRP stand for?

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  6. Waarhammer Fantasy Role Play - WFRP

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