The Angels of Mons
 
 
Studio: slarner
 
Review Count: 7
Average Rating: 4.71 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 4 minutes 34 seconds
 
Posted on: July 5, 2006
 
 
Film Description
The movie is based on a "real" story(*), around the time of battle of Mons August 1914. The first major engagement of the first world war, the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium was engaged by 8 divisions of the German army. The fact the British managed to retreat in good order without being completely destroyed was subsquently attributed to a ghostly army of angels descending on the German force.

I thought an undead army of skeletons would be more effective and cinematic!


(*) actually based on an early "urban myth" that went around following a short story written by Arthur Machen. See http://www.firstworldwar.com/atoz/angelsofmons.htm for all the details.
 
Featured Reviews
- Eyris

You have some highly interesting ideas for movies, you translated this urban myth into a very good movie in which you changed some of the 'facts' of the myth, it worked really well. This was a bit eerie and creepy in a way, I enjoyed it a lot !

Posted on September 9, 2006
- ShiningIdeal

I really appreciate both your attention to detail and your choices for inspiration. The knowledge or research that you have at hand creates a lovely quilt of scenes and ideas.

The cinematography in some of your more recent pieces seems to have evolved somewhat from this but it is still quite enjoyable and I can't see marking down for future improvement.

Posted on August 28, 2006
 
Reviews
- Trashman

This was cruising for a 3 star,but I must admit,I couldn't help but laugh at the skeletons and angels.I read your about section beforehand but still,it just struck me funny as the zombie-like skeletons and the werewolf-howling angels made their way around the battlefield.I would like to have seen this taken more in the direction of comedy because really those scenes are just funny.Ok,maybe not everybody sees it that way,but that's me.I realize there are limitations as to the available scenes and who is in them though.
Anyways,it is a good film nonetheless,but I think you could have cut the whole opening sequence at about the 47 second mark.It really serves no purpose to the film.That alone would improve the overall package.

If you would like to see a "serious" film about WW1,check out a movie called "The First Day of The Somme" by Apasas.I have a link to his studio on my page.He is currently inactive on TMO,but I think his film deserves a view if you are interested in WW1.

Posted on September 20, 2006
- jqpublique

Excellent, and very creepy. Great use of fog and atmosphere. Brilliant choice of subject matter, and the Angels and their servants were captured really well. Nice one!

Posted on September 18, 2006
- lmpirie

No comment

Posted on September 15, 2006
- Eyris

You have some highly interesting ideas for movies, you translated this urban myth into a very good movie in which you changed some of the 'facts' of the myth, it worked really well. This was a bit eerie and creepy in a way, I enjoyed it a lot !

Posted on September 9, 2006
- ShiningIdeal

I really appreciate both your attention to detail and your choices for inspiration. The knowledge or research that you have at hand creates a lovely quilt of scenes and ideas.

The cinematography in some of your more recent pieces seems to have evolved somewhat from this but it is still quite enjoyable and I can't see marking down for future improvement.

Posted on August 28, 2006
- joshyates4

That was interesting, luckly I hadn't read the plot line berfore seeing the movie, so seeing those angels took me completely by suprise and it still felt realistic beyond that point, keep it up.

Posted on July 6, 2006
- neist

very good movie

Posted on July 5, 2006