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February 20, 2010

Born of Hope

Born of Hope is a feature film inspired by Lord of the Rings telling the story of Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn. Considering its £25,000 budget the piece is a triumph (via the Armored Facilities Manager).

There are two reasons the film works as well as it does. First, it’s very well cast. Christopher Dane, who plays Arathorn, not only looks rather like Mortensen, he is genuinely effective as the noble warrior and orc-slaughterer. Madison, who plays Elgarain, a soldier girl who secretly loves Arathorn, gives her character real depth. There’s the odd jarring note, such as an orc with a Brummie accent, but practically all the performances have a skill level far above that which is usually evident in low-budget cinema.

The reviewer has clearly never been to Birmingham.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 20, 2010 08:58 AM