History Film / Zulu

27th Apr '16 5:28:46 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It's rated a 4, because blood is not an infrequent sight during the battle scenes. That being said, it might've been rated higher if the violence in it looked more realistic.
3rd Apr '16 2:43:02 PM BobTanaka
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* CombatMedic: Surgeon Reynolds.

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* CombatMedic: Surgeon Reynolds.Reynolds, who never fights but neither does he so much as flinch at the sight of hoards of angry Zulu warriors flooding into his makeshift hospital.
3rd Apr '16 2:39:41 PM BobTanaka
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* CombatMedic: Surgeon Reynolds.
12th Mar '16 5:13:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Henry Hook wasn't the cowardly drunk the film portrayed him as, but a model soldier.
25th Feb '16 2:15:47 PM BobTanaka
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** The audience gets one when we see a group of Zulu warriors lying prone. Then one stands up and points at the fort...with a rifle.
25th Feb '16 2:02:10 PM BobTanaka
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** In a much less dramatic example, when the British are preparing to meet the Zulu for the first time, Bromhead orders them to fix bayonets, which they do in precise, formation style...and one of the men drops his.
25th Feb '16 1:54:28 PM BobTanaka
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* BadVibrations: "Damn funny. It...it's like a train in the distance."
21st Feb '16 5:34:31 AM heimdall2061
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* WorthyOpponent: The Zulus appear to be massing again to wipe out the British, but it turns out they're saluting the British for their bravery before departing for good. This is [[ArtisticLicenseHistory actually completely fictitious]]: in real life the Zulus only left because the British reinforcements arrived... and it was in no way a peaceful and dignified retreat.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Lieutenant Chard assumes command of the post, despite being an engineer rather than an infantryman, due to his three months seniority over Bromhead. In reality, he had three years seniority.

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* WorthyOpponent: The Zulus appear to be massing again to wipe out the British, but it turns out they're saluting the British for their bravery before departing for good. This is [[ArtisticLicenseHistory actually completely fictitious]]: a small fabrication]]: in real life the Zulus only left because they weren't supposed to be there in the first place- Prince Dabulamanzi, the Zulu commander of the force, was King Cetshwayo's half-brother, and noted for his rashness and aggressive command behavior. In fact, the attack at Rorke's Drift was a direct violation of orders from the king, that the Zulu forces were only to act in defense of Zululand, and under no circumstances to invade British-held territory. In reality, the Zulus had just disappeared by the dawn after the final attack, and only one more Zulu impi was briefly sighted by the men, retreating about an hour ahead of the British reinforcements arrived... and it was in no way a peaceful and dignified retreat.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Lieutenant Chard assumes command of the post, despite being an engineer rather than an infantryman, due to his three months seniority over Bromhead. In reality, he had three years seniority.
reinforcements.
16th Dec '15 2:13:03 PM Tommoraptor
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* OhCrap: The British soldiers have an appropriate reaction when they first catch sight of the ''enourmous'' Zulu army facing them on the hilltops.

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* OhCrap: The British soldiers have an appropriate reaction when they first catch sight of the ''enourmous'' ''enormous'' Zulu army facing them on the hilltops.
15th Dec '15 8:39:14 AM Tommoraptor
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* OhCrap: The British soldiers have an appropriate reaction when they first catch sight of the ''enourmous'' Zulu army facing them on the hilltops.
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