League of Movies (Fourth Edition | Week 02) - The Liberator


This week in the league of movies we have to talk about films of our country. I must admit that is a hard task because in Venezuela we don't have that many films, however, I want to share the movie The Liberator, a 2013 Spanish–Venezuelan historical film directed by Alberto Arvelo, starring Édgar Ramírez as Simón Bolívar.

The film is based on the life of liberator Simón Bolívar, who is the most important figure in our country, Venezuela. I thought this film would be the perfect one to represent Venezuela this week since it's about the life of such an iconic figure.



Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led to the independence of many countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama from the Spanish Empire. He was raised with strong political views thanks to his teacher, Simón Rodríguez, who taught him about liberty, freedom and revolutionary ideas. Later on, as he grew old, he decided to join the revolution and bring freedom to his country.

In the movie, we follow his life and how he managed to do so many great things. I must admit that I would have liked to see more, sometimes it feels a bit rushed. It helps a lot if you know about history since it makes it easier to follow.



This film's protagonist is played by Edgar Ramírez, one of Venezuela's most famous actors which has even starred in Hollywood productions. This actor is able to show us the many sides of this iconic personage.

I must admit that I first I wasn't convinced if he would be able to pull it off because he looks nothing like the image I have of Simon Bolívar, Edgar is very handsome and has a strong build, the paintings we have of the liberator show him as skinny and not that attractive. However, with his charm he quickly won me over, he is a great actor.



A great thing about this movie is the costume design, the big dresses the women wear, and the detailed uniforms of the men that make you feel as though you are in that era. The landscapes are also very beautiful, everything looks amazing, even the battles. I felt very proud of my country after watching those scenes.

As a funny note, I was very surprised to see the actor who plays Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones, it was so unexpected and nice.



This movie was even selected as the Venezuelan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, making the January Shortlist. It's a shame that it didn't get to go to the Oscars, but we should keep supporting our country's film industry so that maybe one day we can be nominated for an oscar and so that we can get even more high-quality films.




I'm participating in the contest of our friend @wiseagent, be sure to participate clicking here

I tag: @mjcarvajalp and @rnunez09


Hello! I agree with you. I really enjoyed this film. I loved the open ending. Edgar performance was also very good. That guy can really act! The part he says: "empujen, carajo!" is iconic!
Very nice review! Good luck in the contest!

I hope to see you in this and the next weeks of the contest, @marvic-1194.

Hi! I really want to but I'm still looking for a Venezuelan movie that I have seen to make the review hehe. Thanks for the encouragement😄!

Thanks Marvic, I also like how Edgar works, he is also very handsome. Regards

I've heard about this movie before and after reading your review (which is quite good), I'm interested in watching it.

Good luck in the contest, @neiraurdaneta.

Thank you, if you have not seen her this time of confinement is a good time.

Great indication and for those who never watched as I got quite willing now. Good luck in the contest.

Thank you, if you have not seen it and you like the story, you may learn something you did not know. Regards.

No quede totalmente satisfecho con este film. Nunca he sido seguidor de héroes patrios. Tuve muchos problemas en el liceo con los profesores. Inculcar una adoración por todos esos personajes siempre me pareció un mal camino. ¿Soy un traidor a la patria? Creo que si. jijiji Nunca me ha gustado el pensamiento único, por eso no soy comunista ni religioso. Lo mismo que hacen ahora los chavistas, induciendo a los niños a que adoren al demonio de Sabaneta, era igual en mi época escolar, con Bolivar y los otros que ni recuerdo los nombres.
Buena reseña ! Éxitos !

No creo que seas un traidor,jajajaja, todos tenemos una opinión propia. Yo también siento que faltó algo en la película, fue un poco lenta. Estoy viendo la serie de Neflix sobre Bolívar y la verdad me gusta más.Saludos.

Esta película no es mala , lo que pasa es que se desinfla , le falto presupuesto para recrear una gran batalla , siempre recordare el excelente comienzo que tiene recreando el partido de tennis entre el rey y Bolivar, y la relación con la primera esposa de Bolivar es muy linda hasta ahí esa película es excelente, cuando recrean a un miranda gordo y enano empezó el declive , lastima siempre recordare esa película como lo que pudo ser y no fue .