Sony Chairman Tom Rothman personally arrange the footage for Ridley Scott’s newest. Russian and Austrian armies have joined forces in opposition to Napoleon. They’ve found a French camp on the fringe of a area, and our titular character has hidden his cannons and invited the assault. Let the historic epic start. We see darkish grey skies and, past that, there’s a blue tinge to the footage. Phoenix is (quite appropriately) sporting a tri-cornered hat. “Wait,” he tells his military. “Allow them to suppose they’ve the upper floor.” Fog rolls in because the armies method — and it appears prefer it’s snowing.
Armies on horseback and on foot roll in, they usually’re carrying muskets. They journey right into a line of troopers, slicing with swords atop their horses whereas the armies fireplace their weapons. Napoleon is watching from a distance, barking orders and surveying the horrific motion like a chess grasp. Our most important man then sends within the infantry. At this level, it is clear that the film appears very massive in scope, with a whole lot and a whole lot of extras. “Pierce their flanks!” Napoleon shouts. Riders emerge from his facet, bursting out of the tree line into a big area aimed sq. on the now-exposed enemy forces. They retreat.