A corrupt medieval emperor exploits his citizens and rules his kingdom with impunity. When the nobleman and mentor Bartok (Morgan Freeman) refuses to pay a bribe to one of the emperor's cronies, a death sentence is placed upon him. Bartok's loyal followers are lead by Raiden (Clive Owen), a highly skilled warrior who is deeply affected by Bartok's murder. Raiden and his clan band together to fight back against the oppressive emperor in this medieval action thriller.~Daniel Gelb
After reading the initial reviews of this movie I thought it might be a bit of a turkey. However, I like these type of movies so I thought I would give it 15-20 minutes and see how it goes. Happily, it went well, I was hooked on the storyline and the acting. Clive Owen was fantastic as he usually is in these type of roles, Morgan Freeman, again one of his better movies, and the supporting cast all very well acted. The CGI was good but plot and acting outshone it, which is a really good thing in my opinion. I recommend this film to those people who like this genre. So please do not listen to the negative reviews to much, watch it for 15 minutes and then decide for yourself if it's for you.
I like to find movies you don't hear about or know anything about but, it has a star you like or a director you like. You take a chance and buy the movie and it surprizes by being even better than you expected. This is one of those and is well worth watching!
Great actors in the movie Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman to name a few. They keep you involved in the movie. Good action scenes and surprises that I wasn’t expecting to enhance this movie. You will not be disappointed with this movie.
What a well-written script with a story line! It yanks at one's honor, values, and trust coupled with action and mystery. The valiant men of this movie stood for so much good and needed to eliminate the evil forces that were taking over. Was good to see the main character get his revenge after he suffered so much degradation (as it seemed losing his mind, wife, and soul). I bought two more copies (they were only about $5.99) and gave them to my children. Loved it!
Both Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman portray their roles as knights with passion and drama. The action scenes are well done and fun. My only regret was that there is a period mid-film where things become tedious as we watch Clive Owen brood over the death of his master and his role in that death.