The movie Medieval is a medieval epic based on a true story. Be with Zumji by criticizing this movie.
Medieval is a historical epic by Czech hero Jan Žižka. A Bohemian soldier who, according to historians, never lost a battle. This film, which is considered the most expensive film in the history of the Czech Republic, covers a corner of the life of the hero, whose bronze statue is now in public view in Prague as a symbol of victory and freedom. Historical films, especially those shows that enter the lives of the heroes, will be very inspiring for the audience, the works that show the pride of a nation in each shot. However, Medieval is not a film that can be counted on because of the large amount of money spent on it.
The movie Medieval is a show that will soon be forgotten by the audience. A work that cannot show the image of a national character as it should. If we approach the film from a historical point of view, Medieval is not faithful to the events of Jan Žižka’s life and is only inspired by his life. Žižka’s eye becomes blind at the age of ten, and the depicted wars are also geographically and temporally contrary to the main events of this character’s life. The medieval film is a work that does not show the correct information of that era as an atmosphere, nor can you be very pleased with its story.
The story goes back to the Kingdom of Bohemia in the late 15th century, when chaos has reigned and the benevolent Bohemian king is trying to get to the priests in Rome to be crowned. In this situation, Jan Žižka and his companions are hired by Lord Burish to steal Lady Catherine, Lord Rosenberg’s fiancee, to support the new king. But this incident sparks a bloody battle and many people are killed. This movie carries a lot of ideas, confused thoughts that are raised in different sequences and are forgotten in their next sequences.
The filmmakers wanted Medieval to show something we had already seen in Braveheart, the hero of the Scots.
First, the filmmakers wanted Medieval to show something that we had already seen in Braveheart, the hero of the Scots. But this movie does not move even in a brave old fashion and does not have a lasting story. Braverheart is reckless in dealing with its main character, William Wallace, and makes the audience connect with the protagonist effectively, something that Medieval lacks. Jan Žižka opposite William Wallace is a character without heroic elements, a character that is neither layered nor presents a clear image of himself.
In the movie Braverheart, from the time William Wallace loses his family until he is sentenced to death and cries for freedom, freedom, the heroic and mythical journey of this character polishes the film and accompanies the audience with a good and rooted story. he does. But in the movie Medieval, from the beginning to the end of the story, Jan Žižka is the same as he has always been, he does not take on psychological and mythological aspects like Wallace, nor does he change the stages of his life like a hero. Even when he decides to take Lady Catherine to France, his change of direction and thinking is not at all evident and the audience does not understand anything about his heroic path. On the other hand, in defining the archetype of the hero’s journey, the hero of the play must start his journey after a deep tragedy and a crushing defeat. When Jan Žižka’s nephew is killed, Žižka needs a major transformation to embark on a mythical battle, but the audience sees neither a shocking battle nor a drastically changed character.
In the movie “Brave”, there is an epic tone from shot to shot, and Mel Gibson’s world view is seen in his film from the mythological and national aspect. But what we see in Medieval is a drama without epic. A story that is only limited to a small amount of history and cannot reach an acceptable degree of epic. In the beginning, this film tried to make a legendary image of Jan Žižka, like William Wallace, and to show a national and freedom-loving character, but what came out of the water is just a typical character of a soldier who fights for honor.
What we see in Medieval is a drama without epic
The most important reason that makes this movie a normal work is the character of Jan Žižka. This character does not appear as a real national myth, nor as a fictional hero that came out of the mind of a writer! This character does not have an acceptable birth certificate, nor an attractive payment to put a powerful image of himself at the heart of the story. The audience has difficulty getting to know him and is not able to accompany him. Most importantly, Jan Žižka in his real life is a hero who stands up against oppression by uniting the peasants, but can the audience find such qualities in this character? The answer to this question will definitely be negative for the audience, because if the audience does not whisper in their mind the background of Czech history and Jan Žižka, it is impossible to create a real and deep national character from this character.
In fact, this film is in a weak position in terms of characters and characterization, not only Jan Žižka, but also other characters in the film are strangers to Pirang and the audience. From the hero to the anti-hero and the accompanying characters, they are all somehow stuck in the pay slip. They are neither memorable nor can their goals be properly understood and recognized. Lord Bursh, Rosenberg, Torak and even Lady Catherine, who takes a powerful and cinematic action at the end of the film, refuse to show their worldview to the audience. In fact, in a historical and epic film, the characters have only appeared in the role of types, whose examples are not lacking in the history of cinema.
Medieval is experiencing an identity crisis, history, epic, politics, drama, love and religion are only passing ideas in the film, none of them can create a serious crisis and create captivating actions. The political conspiracies are so complicated that there is no clear and continuous goal in them, and no acceptable expansion towards the world of the film is formed in them. The short and confident conversations between Jan Žižka and Lady Catherine do not lead anywhere and remain at the level of the initial thoughts and take on a slogan-like nature.
Medieval remains in the description of its purpose and it is impossible to understand what the film is looking for.
This film is unstable, at the beginning it gives the slogan of honor, justice, freedom, faith and hope, but it lacks in defining its story and using these themes. Medieval remains in the description of its purpose and it is impossible to understand what the movie is looking for. Actions and nodes also proceed without special thought and the script is unable to go from point A to B. Chaos is the only element that is present in all parts of the film from the beginning to the end, because neither a coherent story can be found in the work, nor characters that can show themselves in the direction of the plot.