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September 09, 2022 at 03:39 PM


Matthew Dyas

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by trinaboice 9 / 10

Amazing man shows human beings are capable of so much more

IN A NUTSHELL: This awe-inspiring documentary by NBCUniversal features Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world's greatest explorer. Now, that might sound like an impossible title, yet you'll agree it perfectly fits this amazing man.

He's the only man ever to have circumnavigated the surface of the globe from pole to pole. He has broken countless world records and even discovered a lost city in Arabia! At age 60, he ran seven marathons on seven consecutive days, on seven continents...all after a double heart bypass!

Explorer tells the definitive story of this extraordinary life of adventure. It has been said that the "man has become a myth." Watching the documentary certainly made me want to get off my couch and have an adventure!

THINGS I LIKED: At the beginning of the movie, we see an almost endless list of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' accomplishments. He truly pushed the boundaries of what a human can do.

The film combines amazing archive footage of past feats, as well as takes a look at what he's currently doing in his life.

We learn that Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes inherited his title as 3rd baronet, but he prefers being called simply "Ran" because he explains he hasn't earned the title.

It's interesting to also learn that he grew up among mostly women: mother and aunts. He admits that much of what he did in life was to become like his father. He talks of the ghosts of his father and grandfather who were war heroes, and how he doesn't want to disappoint them.

Ran's wife must have been quite a woman. She described herself as "just a housewife", yet she was the impetus for many of the adventures and quite the adventurer and marketer herself. We get to see old footage of her as a young child, teenager, and wife. Sadly, they never had children together and she died of cancer. About losing her, he said, "The love was huge and time doesn't heal it." She encouraged him to marry again, which he did after her death. He even had a daughter who is currently involved in conservation efforts.

In the film, he criticized "packaged vacations" where tourists see all of the typical locations. Instead, he challenged people to look for something unique and off the beaten path.

He's honest about why he goes on speaking tours: to pay the bills. His adventures were notoriously expensive and he had to raise all of the funds himself. He's never had much money and currently drives a beat-up Ford Mondeo covered in duct tape. At the end of the film, we see a title card claiming that it's for sale. Haha We get to see video clips of a young Prince Charles of England giving praise to Ran for his "gloriously mad" adventures.

In addition to his quest to explore the world, he auditioned to be James Bond in the movies, and can now add filmmaker to his resume!

He laments his old age and inability to do everything he used to be able to do. As the camera shows him going on a slow hike up a hill, a fast jogger runs by and he laughs, "Those were the days." His matter-of-fact attitude about life and death is revealed when he states, "We have a time down here and when it's done, it's done."

THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: The film jumps around in Ran's timeline, which might feel confusing for viewers.

A narrator might have been helpful to tie scenes together.

I wonder how Ran's second wife feels about her tiny amount of screen time she got at the end of the film. It would be hard to live in Ginny's shadow. Ran admits that being married again and having a daughter make his life complete.

You can't do great things and break barriers without criticism from others, so it was interesting to hear quite a few voice recordings that pointed out negative things about Ran.

Ran has been criticized for not being more vulnerable in interviews and taking more time for self-reflection.


Kids will mostly be bored.

Several F-bombs Talk of killing men in war Dangerous activities You see fingers that have been frostbitten very badly and hear how Ran sawed off the tips of his own fingers on his left hand! EEK!

THEMES: Courage Determination Drive Goals Passion Vision.

You can see the full review on the Movie Review Mom YouTube channel.

Reviewed by adamodor 10 / 10

Great Portrait

A wonderfully told story of a fine human being: emotional, inspiring, eventful, a lifetime of challanges and achievments. A very complementing cinematoghrapic experience, fills Ran's life story with pictures and colour. Unmissable for those who are already familiar with his life, and should inspire to read his books for those who haven't done so yet.

Reviewed by ferguson-6 8 / 10

the only member of this man's club

Greetings again from the darkness. Not so long ago, it was a compliment to be called "a man's man." It was a term of endearment and respect that meant a man was strong, quiet, adventurous, and trustworthy. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, born Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, fit the bill. He refused the royal title saying being born into it is not the same as earning it. The man-the myth-the legend is cousin to actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes, and has been better labeled as "the greatest living explorer", and documentarian Matthew Dyas wants us to know all about him.

An astonishing list of 'Ran's' (as he prefers to be called) exploits, adventures, and records scrolls over the film's opening. We don't even have time to absorb what we're being fed, but the first thought is ... no one man could have done all of this. Director Dyas takes us through Ran's childhood and his service in the Army. Turns out, he was always one to push boundaries. A significant portion of the film is spent detailing the long-time relationship between Ran and his first wife, Ginny. She was his biggest supporter, and the love of his life. We learn this, and much more, through the fantastic archival footage, photographs, and audio recordings, the latter of which are used instead of the customary talking heads posed for the camera.

This is a man who traversed the planet through both poles. Ran takes us through the process of cutting off the tips of his own frostbite-damaged fingers on his left hand by using a hacksaw and having Ginny assist. We learn about his heart attack, which caused him to 'take it easy' as he ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents (known as the World Marathon Challenge). When Ginny was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2004, she encouraged him to re-marry. He did so to Louisa, with whom he fathered his only child. After the wedding, Ran headed back to Mount Everest, and at age 65, was successful on what was his third attempt. He also self-treats his Parkinson's with frigid sea water.

Perhaps "a man's man" is not so fitting for Ranulph Fiennes. With this being a partial list of what he's done in his life, there can be no other man who belongs to his club. Of course, he has his detractors, and director Dyas allows those to have their say. But the actual video footage and recollections of those who knew him are simply too amazing to disparage. He's now 78 years old and still has his adventure goals. Learning about Ranulph Fiennes is likely to humble you and hopefully inspire a few to push those boundaries.

Available on Digital and On Demand beginning August 30, 2022.

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b4d4ms profile
b4d4ms September 07, 2022 at 04:27 pm

10/10 thought that was Bruce Willis on the poster and came to read all of the comments and 10/10 was impressed by all of you once again!

tex999 profile
tex999 September 05, 2022 at 02:39 am

Hey brain dead morons...there is a place to request movies.

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gagewhylds September 04, 2022 at 09:15 pm

I swear this movie is in 4:3 cropped. What happened to YIFY?

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Pegazus707 September 03, 2022 at 06:22 pm

Freeman will you plz upload ,Two Missionaries 1974 ( Bud Spencer & Terence Hill) , and all there movies in 1080p...

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hieshaams September 03, 2022 at 01:30 pm

Freeman stop uploading kak movies

SeverianoDavid profile
SeverianoDavid September 02, 2022 at 03:54 pm

Nah..looks more like Kevin Costner to me

phender738 profile
phender738 September 02, 2022 at 09:28 am

Bruce does like to pop up everywhere, I thought he'd retired!

kinephile profile
kinephile September 02, 2022 at 08:48 am

as for the movie itself (and not the poster), if you enjoyed the story of ranulph fiennes adventures, you may be interested in a TV show he did. he's third cousin once-removed of the actor brothers ralph and joseph fiennes. joseph and ranulph did a three episode series for national geographic called ''Fiennes: Return to the Nile'' in 2019.

timesniffer profile
timesniffer September 02, 2022 at 08:39 am

quite a boring movie about a pompous rich dude

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Shafted September 02, 2022 at 08:24 am

This man is a myth. The nephew of the crown. his so called trips are BS show. He went south, 3 years to the polar cap. turned around and came back the same way and was given a world record "GWR" for north south navigation. He was sued in court for actors getting hurt during his "show". This guy is a griffter. His entire lfie is a LIE! Research just a few and you will see for yourself. the films he made are proof of such nonsense. Dogs and cameramen at the south pole?! How did they arrive, who was filiming all this from the air and the waters next to them? Amazing! But he has the record. Look at ZQPilot as well same bunch of nonsense. Just HorsSHT. Enjoy the washing.. Yes.. he was intentionally made to look like willis. Go look at his pictures. Thats NTO the same guy in the promo cover. is Photoshop hollywood. Cummon guys.. Wakey! :> Cheer for the upload! Most appreciated!

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kinephile September 02, 2022 at 08:06 am

for crying out loud, it's not bruce willis on the poster! it's the explorer guy, ranulph fiennes. it's an obscured close-up of less than half a face. what we can see does very much resemble willis. bruce has a slightly narrower nose and fiennes has bushier eyebrows. you could really tell with a full picture because fiennes hasn't shaved his head and looks much older. (he's almost 80 and willis is in his late 60s.)

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habeas_corpus135202 September 02, 2022 at 07:24 am

bruce willis did it again:)

BillShartner profile
BillShartner September 02, 2022 at 03:11 am

Why is Bruce Willis on the cover if he is not in this movie? Had no action at all!

toomanydreams profile
toomanydreams September 01, 2022 at 12:38 pm

If you google 'Ranulph Fiennes COLD novel' - he does look like Bruce Willis. Yippee Ki Yay

chingyofficial profile
chingyofficial September 01, 2022 at 11:07 am

Thor: Love and Thunder please.????

MehdiTaba profile
MehdiTaba September 01, 2022 at 09:20 am

Forget about this Bruce Willis thing!!! It's a "4:3" cropped version of the original version. It needs an update!

voiceofrevolt profile
voiceofrevolt September 01, 2022 at 06:25 am

Why is Bruce Willis on the cover poster?

razzlesama profile
razzlesama September 01, 2022 at 04:06 am

This is an AWESOME documentary.

tutino74 profile
tutino74 September 01, 2022 at 03:36 am

busque en filmaffinity pensando que era Bruce

Tonic105 profile
Tonic105 August 31, 2022 at 10:20 pm

When are we getting Thor Love and Thunder?

adinahmadin profile
adinahmadin August 31, 2022 at 04:10 pm

I think this is Die Hard movie actor. Wkwkwk...

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SimplyTheBest August 31, 2022 at 02:01 pm

@aaron_ad_osabel Cousin

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turq82 August 31, 2022 at 01:23 pm

Dude.....Raalph made a Face/Off surgery with Willis.....LOL

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Robustosgrandes August 31, 2022 at 11:45 am

Pretty sure the film poster maker knew people would think it was Bruce

chino214 profile
chino214 August 30, 2022 at 07:34 pm

It's Bruce Willis - Bob Odenkirk combined.

ultima45 profile
ultima45 August 30, 2022 at 11:20 am

The guy almost looked like Bruce! And i thought what another bruce movie that too documentary!! LOL

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MrPotatoHead August 30, 2022 at 08:39 am

@HellZilla That just means that you wandered around lost in the bush for ages and still didn't find anything LOL XD

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aaron_ad_osabel August 30, 2022 at 08:21 am

Is he the Brother of Lord Voldemort?

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Purple_Monster August 30, 2022 at 07:28 am

He discovered that sled dogs taste better cooked?? O_O

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scrolllock August 30, 2022 at 05:13 am

Bruce Willis, that you?