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SECRETS OF AN OLD GUN 2

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SECRETS OF AN OLD GUN 2 is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-15
98 minutes
FeatureFilm
ROBERT PLAVEC
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I like Secrets Of An Old Gun 2 a lot! The sets and costumes are very authentic to the time period. I also like how the lives of different social classes are portrayed, from their transportation to their clothing.

The storyline is a period piece (1700 / 1800?) about two kingdoms. One is ruled by an inexperienced King and his family. The other is ruled by a Queen and her daughter who have had bad luck her entire life. Two treacherous advisers are intent on taking over her kingdom and the situation has to be solved before time runs out.

You need to know that this feature film is from the Czeck Republic and the dialogue is in Czech, with English subtitles. The story is well constructed; it's clear how the two kingdom's rulers are both faced with challenges. The camerawork is exceptional; the audio is very clear; the subtitles are well done. The cast are all quite competent. The two actors that play the advisors to Queen Julia depict typical government officials that are willing to risk losing their job by abusing their power, which is something relatable in today's world. The one kingdom that is ruled by a king lacking experience in governing is also relatable. He's a wonderful father, but not so wonderful a ruler. The knight that works for the inexperienced ruler depicts a veteran knight that also carries a sense of humor. I enjoyed the background music, which is lighthearted and well placed. The sets and locations suit the story. The standout part is the castle, which appears suitable for a place where nobility lived during this time. The costume designer and production designer deserve credit for their outstanding work. My favorite part of the movie is when the two advisors to the queen for one of the kingdoms comes up with a plan to tax its citizens, which really brings the idea of corruption into the movie, where the people in power abused their positions to gain wealth.

The message of the film is that there is nothing too difficult in this world - as long as you put your mind to it, you can solve it.

Secrets Of An Old Gun 2 gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and I recommend it for ages 5 to 15, plus adults. I recommend this for children who have outgrown traditional animated fairytales and are looking for something that is more realistic and mature. By Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

I like Secrets Of An Old Gun 2 a lot! The sets and costumes are very authentic to the time period. I also like how the lives of different social classes are portrayed, from their transportation to their clothing.

The storyline is a period piece (1700 / 1800?) about two kingdoms. One is ruled by an inexperienced King and his family. The other is ruled by a Queen and her daughter who have had bad luck her entire life. Two treacherous advisers are intent on taking over her kingdom and the situation has to be solved before time runs out.

You need to know that this feature film is from the Czeck Republic and the dialogue is in Czech, with English subtitles. The story is well constructed; it's clear how the two kingdom's rulers are both faced with challenges. The camerawork is exceptional; the audio is very clear; the subtitles are well done. The cast are all quite competent. The two actors that play the advisors to Queen Julia depict typical government officials that are willing to risk losing their job by abusing their power, which is something relatable in today's world. The one kingdom that is ruled by a king lacking experience in governing is also relatable. He's a wonderful father, but not so wonderful a ruler. The knight that works for the inexperienced ruler depicts a veteran knight that also carries a sense of humor. I enjoyed the background music, which is lighthearted and well placed. The sets and locations suit the story. The standout part is the castle, which appears suitable for a place where nobility lived during this time. The costume designer and production designer deserve credit for their outstanding work. My favorite part of the movie is when the two advisors to the queen for one of the kingdoms comes up with a plan to tax its citizens, which really brings the idea of corruption into the movie, where the people in power abused their positions to gain wealth.

The message of the film is that there is nothing too difficult in this world - as long as you put your mind to it, you can solve it.

Secrets Of An Old Gun 2 gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and I recommend it for ages 5 to 15, plus adults. I recommend this for children who have outgrown traditional animated fairytales and are looking for something that is more realistic and mature. By Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

The fairytale is full of love, friendship, brave and family solidarity. The fairytale takes place in two kingdoms. In the first one rules inexperienced King Jacob with his wife Queen Anna and their daughter Johanna. The second kingdom is ruled by Queen Julia, who has bad luck in her life. And so two treacherous and calculating advisers (Ferenc and Lorenc) enter her life with intention to control her kingdom. Good and justice will eventually prevail because the potter Jan alias the bandit Karaba and the father of Queen Anna will help to solve that situation.
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