Discussion in 'Military History' started by Richard, Nov 24, 2006.
Zulu king who crushed British Army honoured with historic blue plaque
The movie Zulu has to be one of the best movies ever made. I have seen it at least 10 times and I still am sitting on the edge of my chair during the last charge of the Zulus.
There was anouther Zulu movie made but I have not watched it. Is it any good ? It would be really hard to top the first one. I think it was called Zulu Dawn.
Zulu Dawn is not as good, almost nothing could be. I have both on DVD. Breaker Morant is excellent though, not of the same time era, but close enough.
Zulu Dawn was better in the terms of being more historically correct. Zulu had many things wrong with it from a history point of view. To be honest I wish they remake Zulu and get it right on all the facts, Zulu Dawn was more closer to the facts even the main battle was on the very spot of the real one.
I remember one going to yhe cinema to watch Zulu Dawn when it came out in the early 80s, I guess. I was younger then - jeez, how obvious! - and I went with a few of my wargaming pals. Well, we spent the entire film, or more accuratley the first part before the intermission, making audible comments about the military aspects and also some comments on the, er, non-white components.
Well, when lights came on at the intermission and we got up and turned, we had the pleasant surprise of seeing an entire line of very very dark-skinned and muscular-bodied people, glaring at us.
I don't need to add that we followed the second part of the movie very quietly...