#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1453, the Byzantine capital of Constantinople is surrounded by Ottoman Turks. The city is but a shadow of its former glory due to the empire’s ever receding coffers, while the Ottoman Empire continues to grow rich. After years of tolerating the existance of Byzantium, the ambitious sultan, Mehmet II launches his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in arguably the greatest siege of that age.
Plot: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
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Exaggeration and Sublimation of Ottoman History
Almost everything in the movie, is very blown up: Costumes, characters, places… Not everything fits to what really happened back then, nor does it have to. But that doesn’t mean that the director has the right to irritatingly twist history in favor of conservatives in Turkey.
He falsely presents Emperor Mehmet II as a superhero that makes almost no mistakes, and as a monogamous person. Of course, the facts that he was a wine drinker, a lover of ancient Greek and Roman arts, that he let the city to be sacked for two days, he hanged one of his viziers, and killed all his brothers and made a law that allows and suggests his successors to kill their brothers “for continuation of the state”, were all ignored! And we see “the enemies” always speak with a sneaky voice which shows that they’re the coward and evil guys. Byzantine Emperor has a weird “digital palace” that has numberless columns, and lives in corruption. War scenes and military costumes are so unrealistic, as well… The list goes on.
Shortly, what I saw was a religious, peasant point of view and a foolish sublimation of Ottoman history. That’s what happens with big budget and very limited mentality.
One sided, absurd. Only worth watching for the visuals.
While the visuals are definitely nice* and the film features great battles the pure stupidity is unbearable.
(*Though for some reason the producer decided to use certain light filters which make everything appear surreal. Either you like it, or you hate it. )
About the movie:
The sultan starts a war and somehow is the “good guy” being the aggressor; while he is shown with his family friends and having “meaningful” visions and a “holy mission” – his enemies are put into an extremely bad light, even when they’re just having dinner the music sounds like a death march.
While the “good guys” somehow kill people by hitting their enemies just once with their forhead – one of the tragic heros survives like 8 deadly arrows in his body just long enough to haul their flag.
It’s not even a surprise. Everything about this movie is just horribly predictable.
I just can’t bear this movie. It makes me want to slap my forehead with a pile of wood…
Extreme muslims might like this; however everybody with another (or no) believe will just shake his head wondering how on earth this film received its great rating.
Original Language tr
Runtime 2 hr 42 min (162 min), 2 hr 45 min (165 min) (Turkey)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director Faruk Aksoy
Writer Melih Esat Acil, Atilla Engin, Irfan Saruhan
Actors Devrim Evin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS 5.1), DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses, Phantom HD Gold, Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema