Black Death

Year Released: 2010
Main Stars: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, David Warner (I met him, you know), Kimberley Nixon
Last watched: May 2013
Review Date: May 2013
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD

Killing, fighting with killing, plague style killing, slow killing and emotionally charged mis-killing.

I might be giving you the wrong impression but all of the above are in this adventure and are really well done too.

But it’s not all death, there is a story as well. Not a big one but it’s really not about the plague or the journey, it’s about the peeps and how they feel about the world they’re in. Well done too for something that comes across as small budget.

It’s a worthy watch and there’s a strange sense of being hooked that never left any gaps for me to feel I wanted to go to the kitchen and put the kettle on. Sometimes I get that, even in cinemas, but not here so I’m putting a tick against ‘enough interest’.

Sean is excellent. Absolutely the perfect flawed-leader. Eddie has a fitting naïve charm and Carice is wonderful as is her slightly foreign but sexy voice. Kimberley – oh, yes please. Along side David (I’ve met him a couple of times now. He’s a really nice man.) they compliment the play well, as do the other guys.

Not what you would call a big-baddaboom movie but one that I’d watch again, which is weird cause it really is quite small feeling. Guess it must be the direction and acting that work, ticking another couple of boxes. Don’t know if you ever feel this but sometimes it’s the way you don’t notice stuff that makes you realise that the stuff has been well done.

DVD extras: A few ‘making of’ 15 minute pieces. These are quite good too since you get to see the players talking in normal voices and being ordinary instead of trying to sell anything. A goodly amount that fits the film, me thinks.

Keep DVD?
Yes although I feel strange saying that cause its really not a big movie.

Watch if on TV?
Yes

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog Sean, Carice then Kimberly. No, Kimberly first, Sean second. Oh, I can’t make up my mind now!

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