The Four Feathers

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Love, honor, deception and shame are the components of a great adventure-drama originally made in 1939 called Four Feathers. In the late 19th century, English soldiers are called to fight in the North African Sudan to protect British interests. When an English officer named Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger) resigns his commission the day before the army ships out, he receives four white feathers (the symbol of cowardice) three from fellow soldiers and one from his fiancée Ethne (Kate Hudson) who also breaks off their engagement. Maybe one of the problems with Ethne was that the engagement ring Harry gave her should have been bigger. Hey – it couldn’t hurt. Harry wants to regain his honor and help his fellow soldiers so he goes to the Sudan by himself. When Harry arrives, he befriends an African slave named Abou and then disguises himself as a local so he can spy on the enemy and track their movements. (The only problem I had with this film is that Harry b ecomes tan and grows a beard yet no one recognizes him or notices he’s an Englishman.) When he finds out his old unit is going to be massacred by the enemy he sends Abou to warn them. Almost every aspect of this movie is perfect with very few flaws. The acting is fabulous, the directing is outstanding, the story is fantastic and everyone enjoyed the visual affects (present company accepted) in the battle scenes. You won’t want to miss this film if you’re a man or woman, boy or girl, blind or. well, you get the idea. I give this great epic an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.