The Dark Globe – The Young Victoria… In Review

by darkjade68

THE DARK GLOBE PRESENTS – The Young Victoria… In Review; by DarkJade





I must first warn you, if you do not Favor Yourself a Romantic, do not see this Film…

That said, this Movie is about much more than Romantic Love.

I never got the chance to catch this Film in the Theaters, which seems to be a growing trend in my regard these days. It must have been Truly Tremendous on the Big Screen, In Sheer Production Value.

The Costumes, Music, Acting, Scenery and Locations Warrant seeing it alone.

But enough of all that…


The Story; I thought the Story was both Historically Fascinating, and Artistically Interesting.

As to exactly how accurate it all is, I can not say, as I have not studied up on any of the subject matter.

Some of the Dresses in this movie were simply Flabbergasting, a word I don’t think I’ve ever used before, lol. Just Beautiful. The Acting, and Writing was simply Splendid, as I wasn’t surprised being that it was the same Writer as Downton Abbey (My Favorite Show on the Air) and Gosfod Park, Julian Fellows.

If you’re not interested in History, also don’t see this Film. Julian Fellows Writing takes you right into Period Pieces, and allows for you to quickly be submersed.









QueenVictoria (Emily Blunt); Emily (Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau) is just an Exquisite Actress. Now that I think about it, she’s probably one of my Favorites. You all know how I like Strong Female Characters, well, Victoria may be young, but she is definitely strong.










Prince Albert (Rupert Friend); Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice) was also just exquisite. I didn’t realize he was the same actor from Pride and Prejudice who played Mr. Wickham until just now when I looked him up. He’s great in this film.







Lord Melbourne (Paul Bettany);  Didn’t even realize he was going to be in this film, he was Excellent as usual. He was also in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and A Beautiful Mind.







King William (Jim Broadbent); I love, love, love Jim Broadbent. He had a small, but Brilliant Role in this film. You might know him from Moulin Rouge as shown below.










Sir John Conroy (Mark Strong); I only recently saw Mark Strong in the New Robin Hood as Godfrey, and he was good in that. But he was even better in this.

Overall Rating; Though this Film had a very strong Cast, it was still a very Mild Film overall. Meaning, there wasn’t a lot of Screaming, or Serious Treachery… However, it was done quite well, and simply Beautiful to the Eye. I’d go ahead and give this Film an 8.25 to 8.5/10. Like I say, if you’re a Romantic, and also like Period Films, and have an interest in History, definitely check it out.


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