Arn: The Knight Templar Movie review. Medieval movie reviews. Swedish nobleman in Holy land as a crusader knight.
Arn: The Knight Templar was a movie based on the trilogy of Jan Guillou on the fictional Knight named Arn Magnusson. The movie was released on December 2007 and in August 2008, sequel of the movie Arn: The kingdom at Road’s End was released. Most of the film was produced in Sweden.
The story of Arn is based on the true story of the Knight who helped in bringing peace in a deserted country that is now known as Sweden. The movie is not less epic than movies like the lord of the Rings. Seeing the movie, you will immediately fall in love with the characters and start feeling their emotions too.
The movie starts in the 11th century where the Knight Templar, Arn Magnusson makes an acquaintance with Saladin who has been deserted in the land too. Both of them get along each and find each other honorable. They promise not to fight. The friendship between the two lasts throughout the movie.
After this the movie follows the story of how the main character Arn ends up in the Holy land and how is he brought up. The sad story of his love in Sweden is also portrayed. He and his lover Cecilia are forced to leave each other just because of the horrible circumstances created by Cecilia’s sister. The movie has action but it is not that flashy. The story however is intense as it tells the difficulties of lives of two people who love each other.
The use of different languages in the movie was a surprise for many. There was a mixture of Swedish, French, English, Latin and Arabic in the movie. The movie was different. It was not like the typical medieval movies where British accent is used and people are running with swords. The movie is shot in Morocco and Scotland too. This variety and uniqueness has made the movie interesting for the audience.
Arn: The Knight Templar has battled for those who like action and a love story to those who want to see a little bit romance. The movie is a good mix of love, war and action that is enough to keep the medieval movie fans captivated. The movie has a charismatic end when Arn gets letter of discharge from the Templar Grandmaster Arnold of Torroja in the Holy land. Cecilia then thanks God for the hearing that Arn has survived and the movie comes to its end.