Friday, May 20, 2011

Movie Review: Stone of Destiny

Erica and I just finished watching Stone of Destiny. Both of us liked it more than normal, so I thought we'd give it a spot here on the blog.

The movie is based on a true story, and it's a good story. It revolves around a stone. The stone was taken from the Scotts in the 12 or 1300's or something like that, and it has special meaning to the Scottish people. It was eventually placed in Westminster Abbey. In the 50's, a small group of college-aged kids in Scotland decide to try to steal it back.

The movie is somewhat reminiscent of The Italian Job, or Ocean's 11. It's pretty clean, too -- Not perfect, but much better than what you'd see by just turning on the TV to a random station.

Erica and I both had a bit of trouble getting into it at first, because we were having a hard time understanding the Scottish accent, and in a couple of places the background music overpowered what the actors were saying. We never were frustrated with it, but it did make it hard to get into for the first little bit. After a while, either the actors were less careful with their accents, or we became more accustomed to it.

Next time you're in the mood to watch a movie and are wondering what to watch, give this one a try. If you have Netflix, it's currently available instantly.

1 comment:

Gramps said...

That was in my netflix queue but we didn't get that far down the queue before we turned it off for the summer. I'll have to make sure we see that one when we turn it back on in the fall.