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Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

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A survivor of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to save his clan from Celtic raiders. A sequel to the 2011 film, "Ironclad."

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Jonathan English

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Credited cast:
Michelle Fairley ... Joan De Vesci
Rosie Day ... Kate
Roxanne McKee ... Blanche
Danny Webb ... Mr. Smith
Tom Rhys Harries ... Hubert
Tom Austen ... Guy the Squire
Andy Beckwith ... Pierrepoint
David Caves ... Berenger
David Rintoul ... Gilbert De Vesci
Predrag Bjelac ... Maddog
Twinnie Lee Moore ... Crazy Mary
Dragana Atlija ... Shiba
Ana Sakic Ana Sakic ... Greta
Marko Jocic ... Peasant
Ljubomir Bulajic Ljubomir Bulajic ... Ewan
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Gathered together by young Hubert (Tom Rhys Harries), a small band of hired swords gather inside his families castle intent on holding off evil Celtic Tribesmen hell-bent on revenge for the death of their leaders' son: a young mercenary named Guy (Tom Austen) whose soul is wracked with guilt over the atrocities he has committed during the days and years after the great battle of Rochester Castle and his burgeoning feelings for Kate, his cousin (Roxanne McKee), ; battle-hardened mercenaries such as Berenger (David Caves), who fight not for God and country for money and bloodlust. Written by Warner Bros. UK

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English

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11 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Ironclad 2: Battle for Blood See more »

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Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Movie opens with Italian recap left off from Ironclad (2011). Roughly translated: Five years after the siege of Rochester Castle and the sedition of the rebellion against the King. The England is at peace, but to the country's contentions they raging conflicts. The Scottish clans, the loss of their lands and the race, they attack English castles and villages places on the borders. Without being able to rely on the help from the Crown, the English lords are left alone to defend their possessions and must avail themselves of the aid of every man to be found, even the weak, the humble and how many are willing to fight for little change. See more »

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In the epilogue, Hubert states that his cousin Guy later went on to fight in the Hundred Years War. This would not have been possible because the film is set in the year 1221, but the Hundred Years War took place between 1337 and 1453. Guy could not have taken part in those wars unless he lived to be over 140. In addition, the term Hundred Years War was first used by 19th century historians. See more »

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Pierrepoint: [During a lull in battle] You and your friend, it's good to see people happy at their work.
Guy the Squire: We've had a lot of practice.
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OK Historical Romp that is big on the romping and very tiny indeed on the history.
23 May 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This is supposed to be Ironclad 2 and follow on from the siege of Rochester. Instead it is about some family of Norman descent privilege that have built a castle on the border land with Scotland. Then a vengeful Clan Chief leads his bunch of be-woded warriors to wreak revenge and do a lot of gurning.

The plot is that the young master – Hubert – has to go and get help from an estranged cousin who is a bit handy, as it were. This is Guy played rather well by Tom Austen. Then the action begins and to be fair there is plenty of action and it is mostly good.

However, there are some issues that could have been resolved and this would have been soo much better. For starters there is shaky cam during the action scenes and this is Richter scale 8 shaking, so a bit disappointing. Then the use of wode – I mean really this is supposed to be 1221. The spiral staircases in the castle go down on the left giving the advantage to the attacker – sack the architect immediately.

Then during the fight scenes which contain 'explosions' for added authenticity they have buckets of straw strategically placed to spread as much fire as possible inside the besieged castle. I could go on but I think that is enough. Most of the acting is good though and they actually manage to engender pathos in parts and I enjoyed 80% of it, but this is one that many will not want to bother with because of the aforementioned issues and a bit more beside – I won't bother if they make a turd – I mean a third one in this series.


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