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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 11:46:28 AM »

I have to agree with Dave here: more than anything else, it's the fragmented plot that makes the difference between El Cid and all those other epics that time slowly corroded to no return.

Perhaps. Certainly it's above-average for its genre, doesn't make it a masterpiece though.

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2017, 03:05:46 AM »

I enjoyed this again, although its faults are easily detectable (poor chemistry between stiff actors and the sometimes so unpredictable plot not set in any direction), they are also easily tolerated by favor of its unique grandiouseness and lavishness. There's not too much big drumming and as it's been said there's too much problems to be solved, hence it will probably never be mentioned in the same context as, say, LoA, but you bet it's also nowhere near as pathetic.

Herbert Lom actually playing Ben Jussuf - didn't recognize him.


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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2017, 08:06:08 AM »

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Sounds about right.

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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 04:35:29 PM »

Sounds about right.

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2017, 06:38:39 AM »

Who are you, again?

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 07:18:53 AM »

Who are you, again?

Your  nemesis.

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