Ironclad Movie | Download Torrent Free – In the publicity material for “Ironclad,” the makers boast that their movie has battle gore and ultraviolence to match that found in “300.”
That might be a selling point for some folks to see this reimagining of what happened in England after King John signed the Magna Carta. Not me.
“300,” you may recall, starred Gerard Butler in a visually striking retelling of the Spartans’ stand against invading Persians. Digitally generated blood spurted impressively, amputated limbs spun in slo-mo, and wincingly bad dialogue about democracy rang hollow.
But “300” was still a better movie than “Ironclad,” which copies all that.
History tells us the Magna Carta was the document that gave the people rights and curtailed the power of the king in 1215 A.D. It’s seen as the foundation for democracy in England.
In “Ironclad,” King John (Paul Giamatti) is royally peeved that he was forced to sign away any of his powers. Now he’s using Danish mercenaries to come after his enemies and ditch the document.
A small band of the Knights Templar, that secret church organization featured in “The Da Vinci Code,” rallies to the archbishop’s side to foil John’s plot. Their mission is to hold a key castle to keep the king’s army from advancing northward, while the archbishop asks France for help.
Between these overreaching set pieces, Ironclad awkwardly unravels the tale of a stoic Templar Knight (James Purefoy ) who is deeply tormented by the wars he has already fought and so is eternally gloomy, even when the beautiful — but married–Lady Isabel (Kate Mara ) begins shamelessly flirting with him. While Purefoy wrung plenty of fun out of his smug Mark Antony in HBO’s Rome, here he struggles at shouldering this chaotic epic, and delivers a one-note performance that includes much glaring and looking constipated. And sadly, Purefoy is not the only one to be tripped up in the drudgery of Ironclad.
It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel’s momentous struggle for justice and freedom.
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