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Elizabeth I and Her Enemies - Movie Review

Darla - AV February 08, 2019

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I have viewed several versions of the last Tudor Queen; In Elizabeth I and Her Enemies I expected to get a video with more information on Elizabeth’s enemies. Summer Rose Allison played Elizabeth as a child, and Sheya McAllister played a young teen Elizabeth. Lily Cole starred as older teen, adult, and middle aged Elizabeth, while Felicity Dean played the older Elizabeth. 

Most of the film covers Elizabeth from age 14 through her early 50s. I was pleased with the portrayal of Elizabeth during her turmoil with Queen Mary Tudor and Mary Queen of Scots. Later in the film, presenters Dr. Lipscomb’s and Dan Jones’ narration of King Philip’s conflicts with Queen Elizabeth added interest to the docudrama, but the actors’ live footage was brief. The Spanish Armada scenes were in simple drawings with no live battle scenes. The narrators explained how the weather helped Queen Elizabeth defeat King Philip in one sentence

Overall, I have to give this docudrama an average rating, because of the egregious error of leaving out many details of Queen Elizabeth’s glorious triumph over King Philip.

Rating C

 

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