1. Cate Blanchett's performance in Elizabeth The Golden Age is dazzling. The Queen is vulnerable sometimes, but fierce when she has to. If you love this actress, don't miss the VCD Notes on a Scandal.
2. I was fascinated by the lavish costumes and elaborate sets.
3. This is the Indian director Kapur's second installment in a trilogy and many critics think that it is worse than the first installment - Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen in 1998, because the Queen in this film is not well developed enough (so are other characters). The character looks superficial, despite Cate Blanchett's charisma.
4. Some changes come suddenly. (e.g. Who does the man love? Why does the Queen forgive the couple? What has the Queen done so that the country wins?)
Cate Blanchett's fans should not miss it. I enjoy watching this feel-good and beautiful movie despite the paper-thin characters. 3 / 5