Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed (2021) Movie Review

Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed – Interesting Historical Documentary

 

Director: Chris Stearns

Writer: Tom Mercer, Chris Stearns, Anthony Vertucci (Screenplay)

Plot: His name is synonymous with treason, but this cinematic documentary shows that Benedict Arnold’s heroic contributions to American Independence far outweigh his later change of allegiance.

Runtime: 2 Hours 5 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed starts as we learn how Benedict Arnold would start by becoming a ruthless businessman, smart enough to remain strong against the British demands, seeing him create an army that will stand up for themselves.

We continue to learn about Benedict Arnold’s part in the battle for Independence, using strategy nobody had thought about before, making him one of the smartest minds on the war.

Thoughts on Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed

ThoughtsBenedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed will give us a look at one of the most famous figures in history, Benedict Arnold. This will follow his life from what is known for history, which is told in the way that wants to put a spotlight on the heroics he created for America, showing how he would do things to make history. This is done in what feels like a simple method, almost just discussing the man’s life, in a narration style, rather getting down to any edgy side to what he did. This does feel like a by the book documentary that never challenges what would be known for the people who learn the history already.

Final Thoughts Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed is a basic documentary offer the history most would know.

ABC Film Challenge – Adventure – I – Ice (1998) Movie Review

Director: Jean de Segonzac

Writer: Roderick Taylor, Bruce A Taylor (Screenplay)

Starring: Eva La Rue, Grant Show, Udo Kier, Flex Alexander, Audie England, Michael Riley, Kyle Fairlie

Plot: After the whole North of the Equator freezes below zero, a group of people in Los Angeles risk their lives while trying to “escape” from the city’s hostile conditions, in order to take a ship to a hotter place on Earth.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

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Story: Ice starts when scientist Dr Norman Kistler (Kier) and his team discover a new ice age coming to Earth, one that will freeze the whole Northern side of the equator. Detective Robert Drake (Show) stationed in LA looks to get together his loved ones, partner Alison (LaRue), ex-wife Julie (England), her new husband Greg (Riley) and Robert’s son Max (Fairlie) to find a way out of the snow-covered city.

Along the way they meet Kistler who promises them a chance of safety and ex-con Kelvin (Flex) as they look to make it to a rendezvous before it is too late.

Thoughts on Ice

ThoughtsIce is a disaster movie that was jumping on the high number we were getting in the late 1990s, bringing us a global warming warning film that we would later go onto see with a bigger budget in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. This does bring the typical characters together, while ignoring the world around them, seeing them needing to put aside their differences for a better purpose. The storm is only ice based, which is fine as it keeps the world calmer for the human threats they meet along the way. When it is put next to the other movies from the same era, this isn’t a classic, but for a basic disaster movie, we get all we need from the film.

Final Thoughts Ice is a simple and entertaining disaster film.