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Black Death (2010)
Black Death: A superbly crafted work of gothic film-making that delves deep into the minds of men.
Black Death (2010) is a grim tale full of compelling performances, beautifully dark scenery, character depth, and most of all, plenty of atmosphere. This movie, directed by Christopher Smith, is a key example of how to build atmosphere and tension in a film. It also shows how easily we assume the roles of each character in a movie.
Black Death is a tense, dark, atmospheric historical work of fiction that accurately depicts the feeling of the plague. From the moment the movie starts, our eyes are seared with the images of corpses, the musty smell of death, and the toll that the plague made upon this country.
The acting is very well done, especially by Eddie Redmayne, the young confused monk, and Caprice Van Houten, who brings an eerie feel into a normally peaceful village. Sean Bean, as always, is amazing, and I found this film to be his best performance. The action sequences are well-shot, and the cinematography is astounding. The locations that the characters visit fit the environment, and the mood of the film.
But what really makes this film, as I have stated earlier, is the feeling and the atmosphere of the village that our characters seek. To avoid any spoilers, it is not what it seems, but at the same time it is. This is a dark and somewhat depressing film, but I believed that's exactly what the director intended. A film about a sickness that decimated many countries is not going to be one with a happy ending. Needless to say, this film worked very well, and I cannot give it enough praise. This is a movie that does not hand you the correct answers to very difficult questions. This is a movie that has you question who is right and who is wrong. This is the Black Death.
I give this movie a solid 9.1 out of 10. A must watch.
Thanks for reading my review! This was my first review, so sorry if it was a bit hard to follow.