Friday, July 4, 2008

The MIsts of Avalon - Movie Review

I thought this movie was awesome! It is an adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's book that retells the Arthurian legends. There is mysticism, family surprises and intrigue, and lots of fighting. The three main actresses, Angelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, and Joan Allen are superb in their roles as Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; Avalon priestess Morgaine; and the scheming Morgause, respectively. Morgaine is a heroine who's journey is overcoming tragedies, injustice, and all manner of obstacles in her duty to both "the goddess" and her younger brother, King Arthur. Morgause, is an evil one who conspires to her own ends. Viviane, the Lady of the Lake, endeavors to perpetuate the old religion as pagan Britain comes into contact with Christianity. The movie doesn't lack in action and is very entertaining.

This movie says it is "Not Rated". I would guess it would get an "R" for sex and violence.

You can buy it through Debbies Movie House in the links section.

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