Cate Blanchett effortlessly returns to the role
of the monarch she originally portrayed in 1998's Elizabeth, in this
historical film exploring the next stage of her life.
The plot explores Elizabeth's relationship with
the dashing sea Captain Sir Walter Raleigh (Played by Clive Owen,
who steals every scene he is in), amidst the Catholic uprising in
England and the treat of invasion from Spain.
direction serves to highline the lush detail and craftsmanship of
the set and costume design. This film, like most period pieces will
appeal to history buffs and fans of decadent design.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age, is by no means a bad
film but with a cast that includes Geoffrey Rush and Rhys Ifans it
leaves a lot to be desired.
* Disc reviewed
Universal Screener - Video/Audio quality compressed, no extras