The Stronghold

The Stronghold (2017)

The Stronghold
6.4/10 by 7 users

A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit'ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to recognize the legendary bogatyrs in young Oleshko, powerful Ilya and severe Dobrynya. Their life passes in fighting cumans who try to destroy Rusichi at any cost, using both weapons and black magic. Vitya finds himself in the very midst of incredible events, battles with mythical creatures and acquires real courage.

Original Title:Сторожова застава
Release Date:October 12, 2017
Genres:Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, History
Production Company:Kinorob
Production Countries:Ukraine
Director:Yuriy Kovalyov
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  • Family Friendly Fantasy / Adventure Flick
    January 16, 2018

    Off the get-go, be advised this movie has subtitles... I don't mind unless they are done poorly, but these seemed just fine to me.

    I normally break down movies into pros & cons, but honestly, almost everything about this movie falls into the "pro" category... the acting was really good / story was good / special effects were done really well / even fight choreography was really quite decent / camera work was fine / audio was fine... there really isn't much I can find fault with this movie...

    If you enjoy fantasy / adventure movies, this has to be one of the better ones I've seen in quite some time...

    That said...

    Cons ( and these really are minor ) - 1 - The CGI work on the "evil super monster" could have been better... It was still better than most stuff on SyFy and whatnot, but still looked fake / 2 - There were a couple of plot holes that had no explanation other than the movie saying "because I say so" / 3 - I really wish they had played off the "fairy tale" aspect of more of the knights... ie, a little more character development with more than just 1 knight...

    Again... these are all minor complaints... the movie as a whole was 100% enjoyable... Two thumbs up from me... ( Would I watch it again and again? probably not or at least not right away... which is why I'm giving 7 stars instead of like 8 or 9... )

    But... good flick.. highly recommend.

    ( Side note... I assume the Cumans were actually speaking a different language during the movie... thus they were dubbed as well as subtitled? I didn't mind, but some of the dubbing sounded a little out of place... )