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I am definitely not a Christopher Lambert fan ... he doesn't appeal to me as an actor, and I know he was in some TV show that I never watched ... I don't know what one it was, but recall remote control surfing and when I saw his face I changed the channel. I had never watched Highlander series but did so not long ago when someone loaned me their series set and I did a marathon viewing ... I have yet to watch all of the Highlander movies (seems I've not watched the ones with Lambert in them). Let's face it, he's definitely not Adrian Paul.
Setting aside my dislike for this particular actor, I rented this movie and liked it more than the average. It was refreshing. I didn't know anything about the movie other than what it said on the DVD cover jacket, so I didn't have any grand expectation(s), but figured there would be tin-tan sounding sword fights.
The one thing that disappointed me with the DVD was the limitations set forth regarding the special features. I would have liked some commentary regarding the period that this movie was set around. I am weary of a full feature movie overlayed with a commentary by someone and wish Mollywood would grasp that I'm not the only soul disliking this kind of "special feature." If I watch the movie, I'm sure as heck not gonna sit thru and watch it again with someone hawking away with comments ... jeez, break it into a short special feature! Considering the nature of the story/topic, I feel that more insight of the era/period in the special features to satisfy the cultural curiosity for viewers would have helped push up ratings a bit. After all, there is much curiosity regarding these dark ages that spanned many centuries that ... well, elementary schoolbooks back in the 50's and 60's most certainly didn't cover much and were a tad censored for kids being taught such "history." Even without a special feature giving more historical cultural aspects of the period, the movie was well done. There were areas that were a bit shoddy/hokey, but considering this had to have been a low budget movie, such bits were curbed short and made forgivable. I just wish someone would give Lambert a good haircut/hairstyle and more acting lessons. Even Nicolas Cage's hair is so bad in Valley Girl, it's a wonder how he got the girl and audience appeal, but he's got camera charm and knows how to act ... and he's far from being handsome. Perhaps I just can't get past Lambert's appearance, dunno, but this movie would have gotten a higher rating if another actor had been cast.
I found that the topic and storyline for this movie to be refreshingly and appealingly new (at least for me). I haven't seen many movies done in this period and I am curious to know if this movie used historical data (again the missing link with a GOOD, SHORT special feature commentary). So, my rating here is on the merit of the well put together story and theme and if some remake is done years down the road, hopefully a "better" actor is chosen for the main role. Just so you understand here further is I really like Lance Henriksen as an actor, but the movie Pirates of Treasure Island was so bad I rooted for the bugs to eat everyone to end the movie fast! To me, that movie is the WORST dog of the year thus far that I've rented. So, just because I like or dislike an actor does not mean I place my merits in rating a movie .. unless the entire cast, acting, costumes, story and so forth are so dreadfully intolerable to view an entire movie as was Pirates of Treasure Island.
I recommend this movie for renting and intriguingly good viewing. Separate it from Da Vinci Code (I've not seen it or know anything about it either, but read a comment that compared it), so to give this movie fairness, I've got to say that I've not been influenced by any other measurable movie at this time.
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