Thursday, May 31, 2012

Zulu Review

Zulu is a 1964 historical war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus during the Anglo-Zulu War. The battle was fought between approximately 4,000 Zulu warriors against 150 British and colonial troops. The film was directed by Cy Endfield and stars Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins and Michael Caine in addition to being narrated by Richard Burton. It is an amazing film and one of my personal favorite war films of all-time.

This is just simply an incredible film that will always live on in history as an undisputed masterpiece. It's visually mesmerizing and features some of the most top-notch cinematography and directing in film history as far as I'm concerned. It is nearly impossible to look away during the film's 139 minute run-time. The landscapes are beautiful, the settings are isolated, and the fighting is shown in realistic bloody detail. It's one of the most captivating films of all time.

It's difficult to write a review for this masterful film and have no mention of the astonishing musical score by the talented English composer John Barry. It's both majestic and menacing as it helps to set the tone of the battle scenes so well. There are very few films out there as well-balanced and exciting as Zulu is. It truly is an astounding film. 

Overall Rating: 5/5

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