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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Admiral


Admiral International Trailer 2

We started watching this on Netflix tonight and I was totally blown away by scenes of the 17th century warships duking it out. How have I not heard of this movie? It's like Neal Stephenson's Baroque Trilogy come to life. The only question in my mind is how did London get to be more important than Amsterdam? Or maybe that just depends on whether you speak English or you live on the Continent, as mainland Europe is called by those who live in that neighborhood.
    Do not confuse this movie with The Admiral, which is a Korean move about some Korean battle. I could have sworn that Netflix labeled this movie as The Admiral, but Google only delivers the Korean movie. You have to did deeper to get the Dutch one. Probably because it's in Dutch and you have to read the subtitles, and stupid, lazy Americans hate to read subtitles. Or so one might surmise.
    Anyway, it's a great movie, best old-time-sailing-ship-battle-scenes I've ever scene, especially the parts where you see the opposing fleets maneuvering. We had to stop halfway through because mama has to get up for work in the morning.
    Wikipedia has an article about this guy (the Admiral). His attack on the Medway is famous. (Map).

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