2. How many rotating/revolving/circular pans of Cate Blanchett could they shove into the one movie? I swear every time Cate was the only one on screen they took the opportunity to circle the camera around her again and again and again. She must've felt like an idiot standing there for hours on end as the camera spun around her.
3. Speaking of odd camera decisions, if I wanted to see pillars that frequently I'd go to Greece. Was it possible for the camera to move in front of a pillar? Why did it always have to go behind it, giving us the glorious sight of dark granite for roughly 10 collective minutes.
4. That scene where Blanchett was running around like a loon calling for Abbie Cornish's character was quite funny.
5. Nice costumes, but completely soulless.
6. I had no idea it was going to turn into Pirates of the Caribbean: The Golden Age by film's end. And a really poor imitation of it at that. Clive Owen was doing a mean Orlando Bloom impersonation at one point.
7. This has absolutely nothing to do with Elizabeth: The Golden Age, but have you heard the new Scarlett Johansson album? I'm going to review it for you guys later. My mind wandered off frequently during this movie.
8. I guess that trilogy isn't happening, is is Shekhar Kapur?
9. I'm sure if Eddie Redmayne had have been in this movie more I may have thought he was worse than Clive Owen. Did anybody understand a single word he said?
10. Look, I'll be the first to admit I don't know what the difference is between a protestant and a catholic, a catholic and a christian, etc, but this movie didn't really explain anything. Like, I don't understand how all these religions can believe in the same god, yet... well, I dunno. Really. They show Queen Elizabeth I preying to god. Ummm... is the protestant god so radically different from the catholic god that they needed to send out a freakin' armada? Talk about lack of priorities.
11. It was all so frightfully boring.