Reasonably well done period piece about the construction of a Cathedral with the new (at the time) tall pillar gothic architecture. Occurs during an unstable political period, the civil war for the throne between King Henry the First's daughter Maude and her cousijn Stephen in the 12th century.

A good deal of the director's att'n seems to have been focussed on making the 12th century settings and action scenes seem true to life, and CGI abounds. Unfortunately, to pay for the CGI apparently they had to skimp on the acting budget, and the performances are for the most part sub-par, but not so bad as to be un- watchable.

Plus: Interesting story, historical fiction about early gothic Cathedral builders.

Minus: Below average acting and too much CGI. Gratuitious graphic violence and unnecessarily explicit sex scenes.

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