Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)


“We mortals have many weaknesses; we feel too much, hurt too much or too soon we die, but we do have the chance of love.” – Sir Walter Raleigh

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Sep 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Years into her reign, Queen Elizabeth I must deal with the many complexities of ruling a kingdom like England.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been interested in seeing for quite some time and due to my quest to watch all of the films that have received Oscar nominations, I finally got around to seeing what it was all about.

This film has a great story that despite being a sequel is able to stay interesting and fascinating the entire time.

This film’s story is filled with lots of political intrigue that works quite well in showing the various kinds of issues that she needed to deal with during the years of her reign.

Cate Blanchett once again does a splendid job in this role and was quite deserving of being nominated for yet another Oscar for Best Actress for her performance here just like she got one almost a decade earlier for the same role in Elizabeth (1998).

In addition, the supporting cast is also great as we get to see how things moved within the inner and outer circles of her entourage and kingdom.

Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush both stand out among the supporting cast as the best characters.

Love the way that this film depicts the various rivalries that she had with Spain and its Armada and with her cousin Mary, who was Queen of the Scots.

The story works well as it is able to show how both of these parts of the story progress at similar points in time.

Her ability to deal with these issues simultaneously shows how great and efficient a monarch and ruler she truly was.

Bottom Line – Great sequel that stays fascinating the entire time. The story is filled with lots of political intrigue that shows the kind of issues that she had during her reign.  Blanchett is once again superb in the title role and was very deserving of her second Oscar nomination for playing this role.  The supporting cast is equally as good and both Owen and Rush stand out among them all. The film does a great job depicting the rivalries that she had with both Spain and its Armada and with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. The movie does a great job explaining to us how both of those parts of the story progress at similar points in time which shows the greatness of her ability as a monarch and ruler. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – With her Oscar nomination for Best Actress, Cate Blanchett became the first female to receive multiple Academy Award nominations for playing the same character.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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