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Easy on the eyes and brain
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
Super chaste and earnest romance, combined with action, and set in a historical fiction, with a little sci-fi thrown in.
Beautiful sets/scenery, cinematography, and costumes. Stay tuned for the closing credits, which feature some cool ink drawings, and factoids which, (I assume), inspired this story.
Simple to follow story; easy on the brain. Engagingly told. Good pacing.
Acting was good. The darker elements of the story were toned down by the lightly played acting. There are no huge emotions or drama; it's not played for reality. (For example: Some emotional reactions are not equal to what they would be in real life. And there is killing, but you never see the knife or bullet go in; there are no graphic depictions of blood or gaping wounds.) This is family fare. (Much more so than Pirates of the Caribbean.)
Heavy-handed Christian talk the last 1/4 of the movie which, really takes you out of the story, and makes you realize you're being preached to instead of being told a story. It's a little annoying and childish. I hadn't even realized it was a "Christian" film until then (apparently, some reviewers find this a negative); although the lack of swearing might have been a clue. However, it didn't destroy my overall impression of the film.
A pleasant way to spend an evening when you don't want anything too mentally taxing.