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Age of Uprising

Age of Uprising

The name of the movie should have been The Legendary Loser Michael Kohlhaas. Please do yourself a favor and dont waste your time with watching this movie, because time is the only thing we cant buy ūüôĀ What a failure…¬† Now the reason I watched this movie was

1) I like¬†Mads Mikkelsen since Adam’s Apple.

2) I like 16th century, Middle Ages the Medieval!

3) I like revenge themes, the noble man rebels against the bad Baron, always favorite, kind of like Braveheart but a 2013 version with Mads Mikkelsen this time! (There is no revenge)

Point 3 was my view after watching the trailer, and said yeah cool I will watch it, because in the trailer it shows that Michael Kohlhaas is rebelling against the Baron(the narrator in the trailer says it as well) and on the movie cover he has a big sword, obviously you will think that he is a warrior and will use the sword. But he draws his sword only 1 time in the entire movie and to fight with a peasant who cant even swing it.

So chronologically, Michael Kohlhaas is a merchant and sells horses. When he is taking his horses to the city for selling, the new Baron blocks his way and asks for a tax to pass from the bridge. This is new for Kohlhaas, he wants to ask if the Baron has this right in the city and leaves his 2 horses as deposit until the case is clear. When Kohlhaas returns back after selling his horses in the city he finds the 2 black stallions he left are in scars and wounds, also learns that the Baron was trolling him, there was no such tax payment. So he doesnt accept his horses back in this condition, goes to the court and complains about it but the Baron has a relative in court and the results are always in the favor of the Baron, nothing helps. So Kohlhaas wants to complain to the Princess about this because he believes justice is very important and he is right so he should fight until the end. I didnt understand much why but visiting the Princess and asking for a solution was very dangerous so his wife wanted to go instead of Kohlhaas, Kohlhaas unwillingly accepts this. Later comes his wife in a cart, beaten to death. So he loses his wife. Kind of Braveheart until here, we do know the story, but the technology is improved and new actors could have added some excitement I thought.

Kohlhaas has tried every diplomatic way and in the end has lost his wife, he doesnt see any other way than rebelling against the Baron and Princess, he attacks with his few skilled servants to the Baron’s mansion, kills the Baron’s men, some of the poor men under the Baron of course would like to join Kohlhaas and his cause, but unfortunately they are late for the Baron, he has already abandoned the mansion when they arrived, so they seek him. The legend of Kohlhaas grows fast, he starts recruiting men, growing rapidly, all his men adore and praise him, bring him gifts etc. Later they find out where the Baron is hiding, in an abbey with nuns. Kohlhaas’s men attack the abbey, a commander of Princess arrives for help and take out the Baron, Kohlhaas’s men attack the convoy, Kohlhaas’s right hand, his servant Cesar dies in this attack, it is a 20 vs 20 fight, finished very quick, bird view, Kohlhaas watches the fight over a hill, Kohlhaas’s men win but they find out that the Baron they caught was a decoy, so the original Baron has escaped again. Kohlhaas’s fame and armies grow, he reaches a bigger army than Princess’s army. With power comes corruption, one of Kohlhaas’s man, his servant one of the first fighters on his side, beats the poor villagers and steal their food. When Kohlhaas finds this out since he is a righteous man he gets very angry and hangs this man, in front of everybody, to make an example. An old priest comes and asks Kohlhaas to finish this madness and forget everything and then the priest would listen to his confession and forgive him for his sins then he would live a happy life forever, Kohlhaas says under one condition I will disband my army, if the Baron gets his punishment. Priest says no this is not acceptable, so the priest leaves but Kohlhaas begs for forgiveness and wants the priest to accept his condition, however priest says no again and leaves. So you can understand here that Kohlhaas is a very religious man and wants to be on the good side of God. The Princess is stuck in the town surrounded by Kohlhaas and Kohlhaas has much more men than Princess so he can easily overpower her. Princess sends an agreement, if he disbands his army and all men leave their weapons she will see Kohlhaas’s case on the court again and guarantee justice, Baron will get his punishment. But if one of his men do a bad deed, the agreement will not be valid and Kohlhaas will be punished(executed). You shouldnt forget Princess is the one who caused Kohlhaas’s wife to die! Kohlhaas accepts this offer and disbands his army, he also gets all the weapons from men, some of his followers are confused and have no idea what to do, his youngest servant who was also with him from the beginning, is angry and refuses to disband, leave their cause and asks for what did Cesar die? Just to bring you justice?(I %100 agree with the kid.) But Kohlhaas says no, we disband… So the princess comes to see him afterwards and says you did well, although you could kill me you chose not to, you are very brave, you shouldnt be alone and have some protection. Kohlhaas thanks her. Lets not forget Kohlhaas hangs his own man for stealing but gives chance to live to his wife’s murderers!!! The baron is just going to be accused of treating the horses badly, not for killing his wife or torturing Kohlhaas’s servant Cesar, and then what about the Princess, she is responsible for the death of his wife too so what punishment does she get? Totally bullshit. He disbands the army so that the Baron would get judged again for treating his horses badly not for killing his wife!!! Facepalm…

Not so long after, Princess’s men come to arrest Kohlhaas, claiming that his men attacked somewhere, but Kohlhaas says I have no men as you see, but they say agreement is agreement, they are your men. So they take him to execute, not to forget the Baron takes care of the wounded horses very well and return them to Kohlhaas in very good, healthy condition on the day of Kohlhaas’s execution, and Baron receives 3 years in prison. Also I forgot to mention Kohlhaas has a daughter who is like 7-8 years old, who will take care of her? He leaves her to a priest, the daughter is of course pissed off with Kohlhaas’s stupid decisions, she will have to grow orphan… So thats the end of the story, Kohlhaas dies… It is also my fault to watch this movie I have checked the genres in imdb now again and there is no “Action” tag. But hey wouldnt you think it is a war/action movie when you saw the below picture as well?

Michael Kohlhaas


I would give this movie 2/10, 2 points because the scenes Kohlhaas making love to his wife Judith were hot, thats all ūüôā I think the writers of the movie are trolls and just wanted to troll people, maybe they said Braveheart is already filmed, we should have a different ending and be original, but they totally sucked and this Christianity promotion in the movie of the old priest really annoyed me a lot(because the priest tells him to forget the unjust behavior done by Baron and his wife’s death!), I dont know why they did it, I heard movies promoting Christianity pay less taxes but dont know if it is true, all in all a sucks movie… As you may have noticed after 2 years this is my first review, I didnt have much time and I still dont have time, this review gave me cancer ūüôĀ but I thought I should warn you all and save you few hours…

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