Saturday 1 April 2017

Saturday Movie Night: Admiral

Hello everyone! This month Carole and I are reviewing, Admiral. Blodeuedd in green and Carole in blue. 

Title:  Admiral
Genre: Action/Adventure, biography, & Historical
Running Time: 2 hours and 31 mins
Rating: Not Rated (I would say a R)
Released: 2015

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.



Ok, so this was a LONG LONG movie. Omg Carole, really...really

I had no idea it was so long xD. I thought it was like max 2 hours. Dang near 3! D:

I thought 2 too and then I was all wtf, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. It was way too long. I did like the naval battles, even if there were too many, but still edit out some stuff,

For sure. It needed some editing and cutting. There was ONE scene I wish they would’ve gotten rid of….bleh!

Are you talking about the disgusting scene that made me wish the Dutch would burn in hell? Cos I did!

Yaaasss. Poor dudes ;( I got all teary-eyed and had to look away. Normally I do okay with scenes like that...but for some reason it really got to me.

That was so effed up. I was all for the Dutch fighting for their country, but after that  I wanted him to walk away and say FU! Let that stupid country rot. It was disgusting. Omg, I felt sick.

Same, same. I was hoping he would go to England or France...they would’ve welcomed him with open arms. The Prince/King dude was a weasel.

I even had to go google it. Sick bastards. But yes he would have done well and they did respect him.

Respected him more than his “countrymen”. Aholes the lot of them.

FU you Dutch people! LOL, I can’t believe one scene made me so mad, but it did. It was horrible. Still...fine I am glad they did win, but those motherfs should pay.

Yes, yes. They should. I’m glad Michiel got to give that Prince a piece of his mind. Speaking of the guy. What did you think of the actor playing him? He was good. He was chunky, but very athletic. It made me laugh when he was swinging around on ropes. Not an easy feat. LOLLLL

At first I was all damn he is old, his wife is so young, but well he WAS old in RL so that was good. Dunno what age his wife really was though. He felt good as an honest hardworking sailor that had risen in the ranks.

He was good. I didn’t like the girl who played his wife though. Her voice grated on my nerves. She reminded me of the stereotypical fisherman’s wife. But I liked him and his buddies. Johan was cute. LOL

Oh Johan..yes.
LOL. nope her voice did not get me like that. I did see a commercial on tv today and a woman’s voice was all ugh, noooo! So I get the feeling. I thought she did well. Nothing to complain about.
And now I forgot what to say…..

LOL preggo mind! But yes, her acting was decent, but that voice. GAH!!!! I’m glad I didn’t cheat with this movie. Normally I am doing research as I read/watch a historical to see what is fact or fiction. I watched this from beginning to end without looking. Very interesting story and time in history. Brutal for sure. It for sure reinforced my idea that I would never want to be a sailor during these times. I love the ships...but manning them and being at war? NO THANK YOU.

It was SO long that I cheated. I was bored. I had done everything I meant to do online so I checked a few things, and then I checked a few other things cos that is how I roll. And it was not like I was bored bored, it was just so long. Preggo me does not want to sit still that long. I watched it in two turns.
I used to like Hornblower, that tv series, it’s just something about ships, but damn what a way to go when you go.

If I was on a ship like that, I don’t want to get eaten by a shark or anything like that. Or be alone because I am the only survivor. Scary! But I agree. It was just long. I think they should’ve done a mini-series with this. There were some things I was confused about since they didn’t have time to really go into detail.

You go to sharks, I just did not want to die with splinters of the ship stuck to every part of me. *shudders* Horrible.
What things?

Just some of the historical parts. Hahaha. After watching I had to give myself a quick history lesson and then it all made sense. My history knowledge is not familiar with Dutch history ;D

Yes I did not know the rest of the world was such bitches and declared war. But then they ruled the seas. They were great.
One thing I liked about the movie is that I did understand quite a lot without reading subtitles, so sometimes I did some things online and did not look up ;) But then they said something strange and I did check.

LOL jelly. I understood a sentence here or there when the French or English spoke. But the rest? I had read the subtitles. GAH.

I know German so that helped, and sometimes they said things so similar to my dialect. Of course Dutch is so different! I  can understand words, I would never have understood the whole movie.

Dutch is a weird language. When we had a Dutch foreign exchange student, she tried to teach me some but it has so many influences that I would need a long time to try and learn it.

It’s the way they speak. It feels like Danish, I have such a hard time understanding Danish cos of the way they speak.

Languages, I swear. I wish we had a common language like they do in Lord of the Rings. Each country has their own language, but we all speak a common language too! XD BUT anyways, I’m glad it was the original language and they had the right accents. I hate when they don’t try and be authentic.

The only guy who annoyed me was the English king, his accent felt wrong ;)

It was very American trying to sound British badly. LOL But at least he kinda sorta tried. The French mistress’s accent was SO thick...she should’ve just spoke French D:

Totally! He did not feel like a king to me then. I guess they did not get another actor.

He sounded like he didn’t want to be there. XD

Should we wrap it up? Your lunch is over?
LONG movie, but interesting

Boo! I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK!!!!!!! But yes, I agree. Long movie and interesting. It needed some editing or split into a mini-series. LOL

Still a movie was good, cos a miniseries would have to be done well.
My turn next then :D

Hehehe good luck. The end?

The end.

About the Authors

Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging a long while now. The last couple of years the epic duo have been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.


  1. Wow close to 3 hours is really long! I'm curious what disgusting thing was shown in the movie!

  2. Wow.. you guys are AWESOME.. this is how reviews should be. Real and raw.. I love it.
    Anyway, you both make me curious about the movie. But three hours.. I'm not so sure.

    Awesome, awesome! :-D

  3. Gross and long...I don't know, maybe I'll watch it out of sheer curiosity ;p. A lovely review, girls!

  4. this looks like something my husband could enjoy!

  5. These are so fun. And this movie sounds good but long and apparently quite gritty! And I so agree- why can't we have a Common tongue lol like in LotR??

    1. Especially that one part, the rest was normal

    2. Thank you Greg! I have been a huge supporter of this idea since I read the books. LOL

    3. I did some more research (bc I am one for self-torture). Nasty humans...I am on the theory that Orange boy had a hand in it for sure.

  6. There are battles on the high seas? Then I'm in. Some of the scenes sound kinda brutal though, I don't know if I can take that.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Oh yes the English and Dutch battle it out in several scenes

  7. I haven't heard of this movie before. I don't know that I would have the patience to sit through a long movie like that.

  8. lol. So I should watch this on a faster speed? That's what I did with Wolf of Wall Street.

  9. 3 hour movies I hard. One my arse would fall asleep and two unless there is an intermission I would have to miss part to pee! LOL

    1. LOL. Well that is the good thing with dvds, you can take as many breaks u want



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