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TODO - having six fingers is called polydactylism

The Princess Bride - (1987 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/
https://www.princessbrideforever.com/

Soon to enter into a loveless marriage with the king, a common woman's only hope lies in a daring rescue attempt.

A classic movie of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles. This is a kid-friendly movie in the sense that the 80s didn't have kids who were complete pussies. There is hatred, danger, death and blood, and yes proper torture, and this is a fine family-friendly film.

The only flaw in this movie is the grandfather-narrator, who is terribly overdone to the point of distraction.



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Redbad - (2018 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155374/
http://www.redbadthemovie.com/intro

Tells the story surrounding the mythology and history of Redbad, King of the Frisians.

It tries, but it's just not very good. It's full of heavy-handed moralizing.



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Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time - (2010 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/
https://movies.disney.com/prince-of-persia-the-sands-of-time

A street urchin is adopted into royalty to become an unusual prince in the unusual circumstances of his day;

A bubblegum movie. Pretty and decently-engaging.

  • Properly titled Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin . If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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