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meh reaction to Reclaiming the Blade

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Oct. 29th, 2009 | 10:47 pm
mood: cranky

Richard Taylor! Viggo! Bob Anderson! Swords! I so wanted to like this.

Shame that Reclaiming the Blade does the ponderous narration thing. It's mostly the script, which keeps making portentous statements and generalizations about how The Blade was So Amazing before those Awful Guns. They kept reaching for dramatic tension, instead of just relaxing and letting their passion show. The Netflix version didn't have any special features, but I doubt they'd be worth actually paying much for.

Also, the term "European Martial Arts" does not need to be used every five minutes: we get it, OK?

(Yes, I'm in a rotten mood today, but the documentary really was disappointing.)
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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 30th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)

Karl has about four bits, adding up to about a minute, not early enough.

I think it's a bad comibination of movie geeks and amateur historians.

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