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MEDIEVAL is based on the true story of 15th century Czech warlord and religious reformer Jan Žižka. Žižka, who defeated the armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire, often entering battle outnumbered but never losing a battle he fought. A strategic genius, Žižka defends Christian faith in God and freedom while the Catholic Church justifies horrific oppression and violence. Žižka and his men are paid to kidnap Lady Katherine, the fiancée of a powerful lord. They discover that Katherine is caught in a battle between European monarchs. So Žižka and his men fight to save Katherine.

MEDIEVAL has a strong Christian and moral worldview that emphasizes the importance of freedom, true Christian faith and family. Žižka is a foil to the Catholic Church at the time, which oppressed its people and whose kings used the name of God to justify horrible acts. Michael Caine and Ben Foster’s acting is wonderful. Grizzly and realistic costumes and sets help MEDIEVAL live up to its name. Despite Christian symbolism throughout MEDIEVAL, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends extreme caution of excessive, bloody violence and brief explicit nudity.

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Dominant worldview and other worldview content/elements:

A strong Christian and moral worldview where the warrior and religious reformer fight for freedom and truth against tyranny, including a song about faith, images of crosses and references to prayer

Coarse language:

No foul language

Violence:

The extreme, bloody and gory violence includes people beheaded, losing arms and legs, crushed by rocks, mutilated by a lion and other violence of war, a scene shows a burnt corpse, a young boy is impaled on a stake but is not dead, a woman is raped with superior female nudity shown, and the scene where the main villain and his men loot an innocent village is intense and graphic

Sex:

Implicit fornication includes a partially naked woman and man in bed, and there is a rape scene

Nudity:

Brief upper female nudity in two scenes and upper male nudity

Alcohol consumption :

A few scenes of drunkenness in a bar; and,

Smoking and/or drug use and abuse:

No smoking or drugs;

Miscellaneous Immorality:

Greed, corruption, betrayal and oppression, but reprimanded.

MEDIEVAL is based on the true story of 15th century Czech icon, warlord and religious reformer Jan Žižka, played by Ben Foster.

The film begins with Europe in a state of turmoil, with opposing political and religious views. Meanwhile, greed and corruption are spreading like wildfire among the country’s monarchs.

Jan Žižka and his men, hired mercenaries, protect Lord Boresh (Michael Caine) as rival rulers fight for the throne. Žižka is a fearless warrior and genius strategist who commands the respect of those around him.

Žižka and his men are hired to kidnap Lady Katherine, to be used as bargaining chips for another monarch. However, as Žižka transports Katherine to their destination, he learns that the enemy, a ruthless leader named Torak, has been hired to retrieve Katherine. Torak tracks down and murders Žižka’s nephew and captures his brother.

Žižka agrees to trade Katherine for her brother, but vows to save Katherine from the quagmire of the political war raging between her future husband and the other monarchs.

At great sacrifice for his own well-being, Žižka must defeat enemies on all sides as he fights to save Katherine, the peasants under oppressive rulers, and uphold a true faith in God.

MEDIEVAL has a strong Christian and moral worldview that emphasizes the importance of freedom, true Christian faith and family. Žižka is a foil to the Catholic Church at the time, which oppressed its people and whose kings used the name of God to justify horrible acts. Michael Caine and Ben Foster’s acting is wonderful. Grizzly and realistic costumes and sets help MEDIEVAL live up to its name. Despite the Christian faith and symbolism throughout MEDIEVAL, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends extreme caution of excessive, bloody violence and brief explicit nudity.

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