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The Stronghold (2017)

Storozhova zastava (original title)
The Stronghold is a Ukrainian adventure/fantasy film based on the same-name book. A present-day schoolboy Vit'ko goes a thousand years into past.

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Yuriy Kovalyov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Denysenko ... Tuharyn
Georgiy Derevyanskiy ... Grandfather Ovsiy
Daniil Kamenskyi ... Vit'ko
Oleksandr Komarov Oleksandr Komarov ... Dobrynia (as Alexander Komarov)
Eva Koshova ... Olenka (as Eva Koshevaya)
Stanislava Krasovskaya ... Rosanka
Roman Lutskyi ... Oleshko (as Roman Lutskyy)
Oleh Mykhailyuta ... Rus' Guard (as Oleg Mikhailuta)
Erzhan Nurymbet ... Andaco
Natalya Sumskaya ... Milanka
Erbolat Toguzakov ... Shaman
Oleh Voloschenko ... Il'ko (as Oleh Voloshchenko)
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The Stronghold is a Ukrainian adventure/fantasy film based on the same-name book. A present-day schoolboy Vit'ko goes a thousand years into past.

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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Ukraine

Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

12 October 2017 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$688,806
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Production Co:

Kinorob See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Despite being several hundred feet in the air, there are fallen leaves at the top of the rocky tower, but no trees. See more »

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Family Friendly Fantasy / Adventure Flick
16 January 2018 | by jkh-02537See all my reviews

Off the get-go, be advised this movie has subtitles... I don't mind unless they are done poorly, but these seemed just fine to me.

I normally break down movies into pros & cons, but honestly, almost everything about this movie falls into the "pro" category... the acting was really good / story was good / special effects were done really well / even fight choreography was really quite decent / camera work was fine / audio was fine... there really isn't much I can find fault with this movie...

If you enjoy fantasy / adventure movies, this has to be one of the better ones I've seen in quite some time...

That said...

Cons ( and these really are minor ) - 1 - The CGI work on the "evil super monster" could have been better... It was still better than most stuff on SyFy and whatnot, but still looked fake / 2 - There were a couple of plot holes that had no explanation other than the movie saying "because I say so" / 3 - I really wish they had played off the "fairy tale" aspect of more of the knights... ie, a little more character development with more than just 1 knight...

Again... these are all minor complaints... the movie as a whole was 100% enjoyable... Two thumbs up from me... ( Would I watch it again and again? probably not or at least not right away... which is why I'm giving 7 stars instead of like 8 or 9... )

But... good flick.. highly recommend.

( Side note... I assume the Cumans were actually speaking a different language during the movie... thus they were dubbed as well as subtitled? I didn't mind, but some of the dubbing sounded a little out of place... )


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