DVD Cinco de Mayo: La batalla

DVD Cinco de Mayo: La batalla
DVD Cinco de Mayo: La batalla
Run time: 125 min
Rating: 6.0
Genres: Drama | History | War
Director: Rafa Lara
Writers: Rafa Lara
Stars: Christian Vazquez, Angélica Aragón, Liz Gallardo
On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world’s largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Country: Mexico
Release Date: 3 May 2013 (Mexico)
Box Office
Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $83,586 (USA) (3 May 2013)
Gross: $169,379 (USA) (17 May 2013)

1 Comment

  1. Cinco de Mayo shows the French intrigue into the Mexican war of independence. First the positive things. The videography is outstanding, in my opinion. The camera work may not please all viewers, but I found it an intriguing yet chaotic portrayal of battle scenes which dominate the movie. The story itself is intriguing, and can enlighten audiences into details of this war and the European powers, especially the French, attempts at interference.

    Kuno Becker plays the role of the brooding, calculating General Ignacio Zarazoga quite well. Christian Vasquez does a decent job as Juan Osorno, although the character goes through a slightly unrealistic transformation. Liz Gallardo as Citlali shows some depth and promise as an actress.

    Now the downsides. Too much of the movie is battle scenes- more of the plot could be developed instead. The French are portrayed as excessively sinister and evil which I don't think is accurate, although they may have committed atrocities during this war. And the characters could be developed more with a a little more depth.

    Overall I'd recommend it and give it seven stars. It's not a perfect movie, but does inform the audience of the turbulent historical period in Mexico. PS it's very violent.

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