17 October 2018 | denis888
Mediocre Effort, Dubious Result, Sloppy Delivery, Sour Aftertaste
Since I have Polish blood in my veins, thanks to my Dad's Mom, I am deeply interested in Polish Cinematography, and thus, watch lots of various Polish movies. As with every country, the results aren't all great. There are good and decent works, and then there are poor and rather lousy efforts.
The 1920 Polish-Soviet War is an extremely interesting topic to cover, and there is already a very good (though not excellent, due to certain level of maudlin romantic stuff, as well as certain weakness of different characters' portrayal) movie named 1920. Bitwa Warszawska (Warsaw Battle of 1920), so why make another one? And even more, not a short movie, but a mammoth, 13-episode series made for TV. Yes, you name it - all the typical unberable TV series drawbacks - painfully slow tempo, bad acting way too often, bad camera work, that sick light, that awful serial pacing, you know what I mean.
The result - very sloppy delivery about, yes, wartime events and love interest. There are several really terrible moments all throughout - like, battle scenes are laughable and pathetic, while depiction of Russians is, well, horrid to the level of amateurish idiocy.
This movie could be watched. At your own discretion. But I would say, better not.