I’ve continued my Anne Boleyn-focused “let’s watch things we haven’t fully reviewed for Frock Flicks” kick and so foolishly rewatched 2003’s Henry VIII, a two-part movie made by ITV starring Ray Winstone as Henry. And people, it was BAD. VERY BAD. Both in terms of plot, costume, pacing, you name it. So, let’s dust this one off and relive the horror.
Although the film’s title implies it will focus on Henry, it’s really an episodic romp through Henry’s wives plus a few extra Henry-focused scenes. Most of the entire first half is spent on Anne Boleyn, so the other wives get definite short shrift and I very much lost focus and just started fast-forwarding. I’m not going to recap the entire thing, but talk about the deeply shitty costumes and a few choice moments from a storytelling angle.
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