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Tristan & Isolde

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Busy plot and swordplay upstage the chaste romance.

Movie NR 2010 79 minutes
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Stock heroes and villains, a complicated story, and a half-hearted effort to provide the traditional "quirky" comic sidekicks don't add up to much. The animation is ordinary as well.

The actual legend of TRISTAN & ISOLDE is tragic and very different from this offering -- it's been seriously undertaken by authors (i.e., Shakespeare) and composers (i.e., Richard Wagner) over centuries. Other than having a recognizable title, it isn't clear what motivated the filmmakers to make this movie and then be forced to venture so far from the original source material.

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