Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Arn: The Knight Templar" - A Movie Review

Me: Oh, Netflix, how I love thee...
My readers: Can you elaborate?
Me: Yes, I can! Just read on!

    In a time of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings, Arn, a skilled swordsman, is sent to war as a Knight Templar, while Cecilia, the love of his life, is imprisoned in a convent.
    Recently, thanks to the recommendation of a friend of mine, I discovered a wondrous, magnificent show on Netflix. This show is beautifully titled Arn: The Knight Templar.  >>>>>>
    Upon watching the first episode, I was captured. Oh, my, how this show has so enraptured me I could watch it over and over. Not to mention the awesome cover! >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Such beautiful landscapes, characters, and plots, it's next to impossible for this show not to draw one in!
    This is actually the first foreign show that I've ever watched, it being Swedish. Ninety percent of the time, the viewer is reading subtitles. However, this does not detract from the visualization. If anything it enhances it, for it allows the dialogue to remain with you for some time.
    Now to the nitty-gritty.

    Language - very mild language used infrequently; "h*ll", "cr*p"; one use of the s-word at the end of the series. 3/5
    Sexual content - a woman comes to a man and enters his bed, she begins to force herself on him, though this lasts momentarily. No nudity is shown. A man and a woman have sex (nothing but a man's torso and a woman's shoulders is shown) and it is said later that the woman is pregnant. A man is excommunicated for allegedly committing adultery with two women; a woman is sent to a convent for being with a man outside of marriage. 3/5
    Violence - Mild. Severed hands, heads, etc... A horse is slain. 2/5
    Scary Images - ^^^ 2/5

    All things considered, Arn: The Knight templar is a must see for any lovers of foreign medieval dramas who aren't afraid of a little love or a little blood. And who can forget the cover? :D

5 of 5 stars!

God bless,

Have you seen Arn: The Knight Templar? If so, what were your thoughts?


  1. I recently read your review here, after specifically searching the internet for details on whether this movie would be suitable to watch with my two teenage sons. Based upon your review, I decided to give it a try. The movie is wonderful, but I do have a correction for you, though - the scene where Katarina enters Arn's bedroom and tries to seduce him DOES contain nudity. It's fairly brief, but it is there. I'd like to leave this comment here to give a head's up to those reading this in the future, so they might not be as caught off guard as I was. Thanks!

    1. Oh, really? So sorry! I must have missed that. :P However, I did watch it in the TV show format, so some scenes might've been changed. Not sure though. But thanks for the heads up!