Grateful that it wasn’t as filled with guts and gore as it could have been, this historical fiction drama focused more on political battles among the powers that be. Alliances, treaties, bargaining chips all came into play, as battles ensued between lands, primarily between the Ottoman Empire and the Turks.
I found the movie engaging and interesting from an historical standpoint. It didn’t have a lot of bells and whistles or special effects, but it was entertaining and thought provoking. If you like historical fiction and want to learn more about this period in history, this is a good film. If you’re totally into war movies, and want to see full blown battles, with particularly intense special effects and loud noises, not so much. There was plenty of fighting on the fields of battle, and it was all realistic enough, but this film by no means had that spectacular Wow! Factor. Even so, I found it enjoyable enough and would recommend it to those who might be interested.
Happy Monday to you all,
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