Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
The battle at the end of the film, Battle of Lena, was according to historians won by the Swedes because of the heavy snowing that made the heavy armored Danish knights useless. According to Swedish legends, the Swedes where aided by Odin. Also the battle shown in the film is combined with the Battle of Gestilren where warriors from Norway joined with the Swedes. See more »
Just about to watch this film - haven't read the book but it is next on my list.
Have to say I thought the first movie was brilliant - even with the subtitle - and I have read the first two books.
Obviously it wasn't possible to include everything in the movie but there was enough to whet the appetite for the sequel.
As a Scot I wouldn't put too much store on the Braveheart comparison. Braveheart was a Hollywood abomination with little or no respect for the real story - eg No bridge at the Battle of Stirling Bridge!!! As for Troy - the first and greatest epic tale ever written (which I have also read) - Hollywood once again creates a vile and obscene version of the tale, changing the story to make sure Brad Pitt survives until the final scenes and allowing Paris to survive the final battle (and what was the pronunciation of the names about) Despite some negative comments I am looking forward to watching this movie and will mark it later.
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