History Film / Ironclad

25th Jul '16 9:18:05 PM TheBigBopper
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* ChainMailBikini: Played straight and deconstructed. Isabel's "armor" is obviously designed more for {{Fanservice}} than protection, with detached sleeves that expose her naked shoulders and predictably get her wounded there.

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* ChainMailBikini: Played straight and deconstructed. then for drama. Isabel's "armor" impractical BattleBallgown is obviously designed more for {{Fanservice}} than protection, with detached sleeves that expose defense, as it exposes the bare skin of her naked shoulders neckline and predictably get shoulders. Unsurprisingly, despite her cutting down several foes, she gets wounded there.in the shoulder and has to be rescued.
25th Jul '16 9:10:53 PM TheBigBopper
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* BattleBallgown: When the enemy gets inside the castle, Lady Isabel changes into an elegant and surely custom-made dress incorporating armor, wearing it into battle without even tying back her long hair. It's not a practical design, there's no explanation of who made it for her, and such a garment never existed; it's just pure RuleOfGlamorous.
25th Jul '16 8:58:20 PM TheBigBopper
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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. Having said that their joining the fight is justified by necessity, how well they do as amateurs is a bit hard to swallow; What we see of Isabel's life as a noble lady does not seem likely to have prepared her for fighting against hardened professional soldiers, who presumably have a lot of training and experience.

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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. Having said that their joining the fight is justified by necessity, how well they do as amateurs is a bit hard harder to swallow; What we see of Isabel's cushy life as a noble lady does not seem likely to have prepared her for fighting against hardened professional soldiers, who presumably have a lot of training and experience.
25th Jul '16 8:57:32 PM TheBigBopper
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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While their joining the fight might be justified by necessity, their fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.

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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While Having said that their joining the fight might be is justified by necessity, their how well they do as amateurs is a bit hard to swallow; What we see of Isabel's life as a noble lady does not seem likely to have prepared her for fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not against hardened professional soldiers, who presumably have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills a lot of training and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.experience.
25th Jul '16 8:45:01 PM TheBigBopper
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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who acquitted themselves well in direct combat. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While their joining the fight might be justified by necessity, their fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.

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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who acquitted themselves well in direct combat.stepped into the role of fighters. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While their joining the fight might be justified by necessity, their fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.
25th Jul '16 8:44:03 PM TheBigBopper
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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who acquitted themselves reasonably well in battle. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While their joining the fight might be justified by necessity, their fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.

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* ActionGirl: Partly Justified and downplayed with Isabel and Agnes. Justified since women often helped in the defense during sieges by throwing things, cooking hot oil, and there are a few rare historical accounts of women who acquitted themselves reasonably well in battle.direct combat. Downplayed in that Marshall does not want them to learn how to fight, since he will supposedly protect them, but they still have to eventually. This while he is out for the count. When the castle is breached at the end, Agnes and Isabel each rack up a body count. While their joining the fight might be justified by necessity, their fighting prowess do stretch credibility somewhat since women of their background did not have the same opportunities as men to learn martial skills and generally took part in direct combat as only a desperation measure.
25th Jul '16 6:16:38 PM TheBigBopper
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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

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It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring In his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.
25th Jul '16 6:15:34 PM TheBigBopper
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''Ironclad'' is a 2011 action film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen [=McDool=]

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''Ironclad'' is a 2011 medieval action film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen [=McDool=]
25th Jul '16 5:37:11 PM TheBigBopper
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: While loads of men are dying all around, even a little wound to Isabel is treated as a much bigger deal.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: While loads of men are dying all around, even a little wound to Isabel is treated as a much bigger deal. Granted, maybe it's also because she's a noble.
25th Jul '16 4:42:28 PM benda
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** Though might also count as AluminiumChristmasTrees example in that RealLife castle garrisons in medieval Europe could be even smaller.
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