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The Mists of Avalon (2001)

4 Ratings: 1.3
Science Fiction & Fantasy and Television movie directed by Uli Edel

This adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's sprawling and perennially popular book, whose retelling of the Arthurian legends focused on the role of powerful females, compresses a wealth of mysticism, family intrigue, and bloody swordplay into three hours. … see full wiki

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Director: Uli Edel
3 reviews about The Mists of Avalon (2001)
review by . September 23, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
The Mists of Avalon is based on Arthurian legends and a novel by Marion Zimmer Bradely. I generally like Marion Zimmer Bradely's books, so I thought a movie based on a book of hers would be enjoyable. Now I wish I'd spent the time reading the book instead of watching the movie.      While watching the movie, I was left with the impression of grief, jealousy, and basically a lot of hurting people. Those who were manipulated (oh, poor victim me! pity me!) go through the …
review by . September 08, 2004
If I hadn't read Marion Zimmer Bradely's "Mists of Avalon" upon which this mini-series was based, I sincerely would have liked this 4 hour presentation. But having read and thoroughly enjoyed the novel, I can only say that there is no way that 4 hours could have every successfully relayed all the nuance of Ms Bradley's genius. If you have read the book, you will find the film lacking even though many of the actors do a fine job. Julianna Margulies portrays Morgaine adequately, while Joan Allen as …
review by . December 11, 2001
This is a great movie and an awesome story. The acting of Julianna Marguiles is absolutely wonderful. The character portrayal was magnificent and each actor delivered a great performance. The story told by the woman's (Morgaine) side mekes the story magical and enchanting. The romance, the war, the secrets are all present in this movie. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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