Oh, the let down. The story of the doomed love of Tristan and Isolde. He’s English, she’s Irish, they’re enchanted to fall in love with each other and it ends badly. Except this film is trying for the “gritty realistic” approach of King Arthur and takes away the magic. Sophia Myles is, as always, fabulous as Isolde. Rufus Sewell is quite good (and still hot) as Lord Marke. The usually cute James Franco is miscast as Tristan (his main method of emoting seems to be furrowing his brow and speaking like he has new veneers on his teeth). And, sadly, the script gets pretty trite. That combined with Mr. Franco made it all feel very high school. I know nothing about costumes from this period, so all I can say that they were very pretty (for mostly being nubby linen/wool type numbers).