Witness the final moments of Russia’s last monarchs.
Russia is not winning the Great War. At home, a revolution is threatening to overthrow Czar Nicholas II. He must choose between staying in the battlefront or in returning home to ensure the safety of the Romanov Family.
“The Last Czars” follows the reign of Nicholas II, Russia’s last ruling king, from his rise to the throne to his downfall during World War I. It shows the beginning of his reign, with the entry of the infamous Grigori Rasputin, the man who many believe ushered in the monarchy’s demise.
The last three episodes with the revolution are much more exciting to watch and I was almost afraid to finish it, knowing the Romanov Family’s fate. But the last episode showing their captivity is fascinating to watch because of new information that we glimpsed from the experts. The show did not mince words about the direct hand of Vladimir Lenin on the murder of Russia’s last monarchs.
Robert Jack portrayed Nicholas II excellently. The script was not that impressive, and the actors sadly suffered from what seemed to be at times a story written by a high school student who researched some facts on the internet. Not to mention the embarrassing mistakes of the production team with the props and the old videos. But the experts’ narration helped a lot in making the series seemed legit.
Sun god Worthy (4 out of 5 stars). Who says documentary and drama could not work well? “The Last Czar” is pretty hard to sell, what with the story being unknown compared to other series of this type. But the narrations help a lot in bringing this piece of history into life.
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