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4 Stars Out Of 5
Good with explaination...
November 6, 2011
I agree the age is probably set too young. My 5 year old son had some trouble understanding some things. However, I used this movie as a supplement to our study on George Washington so both my kids were able to grasp what was going on in the movie. I think it is a good tool. This is a true life story, of COURSE there are going to be things (guns, battles, sickness, even drinking, though my kids didn't know that they were drinking anything bad). If you watch this movie with your kids and explain to fill in the holes it's great! And I think it was OBVIOUS that Washington was praying.
I don't understand how it won all those awards. Characters drink wine and brandy, men are shot, and die from disease (both on screen) - the age recommendation is definitely off. Besides that, the story is fragmented at best. We see brief sketches of the war, but no unifying theme, no reason for the war, no real idea of victory. Many men are featured and are hard to keep track of. No mention is made of God (or even Providence), though in one scene it could be assumed that Washington is praying. My children didn't "get" it, and my husband and I were just not impressed. We won't be buying the other titles in the series.