Topping an excellent weekend off, we went to see 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' last night.
Largely panned by the critics, I found it to be one of the most enjoyable movies I have seen for a long time. I wonder whether some critics get so spoiled by their position and the plethora of good, bad and appalling, that they lose the plot.
Cate Blanchett, as always, was magnificent, and watching her becomes quite addictive. Her costumes and the film sets were luscious, full of saturated colours like old paintings. It is always good to see another exceptional Aussie star, Geoffrey Rush, as Francis Walsingham.
The sea battle with the chunky old ships was spectacular, and the shot of her on the cliffs in full armour, talking up the troops, was a panorama in itself.
We loved it: a memorable movie indeed..........................
"History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. "
... Winston Churchill