Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)

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Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)

Post by The Rabblerouser » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:37 pm

Anyone see that Dutch move from 2015 about Du Ruyter (Admiral:Command and Conquer). While I enjoyed it I can clearly see some inaccuracies (mostly due to the time frame of events(even more obvious to the fact that Du Ruyter's children do not seem to grow into adults over the span of a couple of decades)).

While this film did use a few ship replicas, only one is actually based on one from the 17th although the Russian Frigate Shtandart does look very appealing.

Just wondering about the aesthetics of the film really. I heard this film was in the works for at least six years so they must have tried to stick to some of the essential facts.
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Dutch VOC ship replica Batavia with CGI ships the background
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These Dutch Pikeman seem to have the average appearance of 17th century Pikeman... Not sure about these charging Frenchmen though.
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De Zeven Provinciën and the Royal Charles
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Re: Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)

Post by wdrenth » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am

Two years ago I wrote a review of this movie on my blog:
http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.com ... ie-of.html
In the Netherlands this movie gave some fuel to the anti-anything movement. I think something similar would happen in the UK with a move about Lord Nelson?

Anyway, it's a nice popcorn + beer movie, but nothing spectacular.
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