The Lost City of Z (April 2017)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by townsend, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Plano, Texas U.S.
    I am hoping that this movie gives adult adventure fans the fix we need:

    The Lost City of Z - Movie Trailers - iTunes

    I read the book several years ago. It is well written, but the conclusion is kind of a let down. But the story itself is a great, old fashion adventure yarn. I think Brad Pitt was once associated with the project, but no longer is.
  2. greenhorn

    greenhorn Active Member

    I have and read the book, interesting to see what becomes of it. A get a Arthur Conan Doyle - Lost World kind of thing. That was a good book too.
  3. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    Getting good reviews from critics and currently has an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Opened in limited release last week and opens wide tomorrow.

    I'm going to see it when it comes to a theatre close by. Even though it is opening wide tomorrow, for some reason, my cinema complex isn't showing it starting tomorrow. There are only 2 theatres in Cincinnati showing it starting tomorrow and one in Northern Kentucky, which is about 10 miles away but one I rarely go to since I don't like it that much. I will wait a week to see if my cinema complex picks it up next week before making a trek elsewhere to see it.
  4. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Looks good. It's on my schedule for Sunday afternoon. :)
  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Greater St. Louis
    Looks good. I've been interested in Col. Percy Fawcett for years.
  6. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Plano, Texas U.S.
    My wife and I just got back from seeing this movie. She left earlier than I, and I left before the end (as well). Judging by the critics catalogued on RT, it is a "must see" in my favorite category (outdoor adventure type movies, but not about mythical giant apes), but all I can say is that a fascinating story does not necessarily make a good movie, at least not in the hands of this director (James Gray). Maybe he is a fine director, but I dare say he was off his game on this one. When such a tale becomes boring and interested, one truly is "lost." At RT, one of the audience reviewers summed it up this way:

    "James Grey makes a weak film that wants to be an exciting adventure (yet it does manage to be tense at times) but is mostly uninteresting and overlong, with not much to offer besides a lot of clichés, silly dialogue and poorly-developed motivations for its obsessed protagonist." I tend to agree. Your mileage may differ. It just didn't "float my boat."
  7. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Damn, sorry to hear that. I wonder how this thing managed to get a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the high 80s?

    Btw, when that one audience reviewer complains about the movie's "silly dialogue" -- is that dialogue that was added to the movie, or was it in the book too?
  8. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    All explorers rely on silly dialogue. It's required by an International Historical Consortium.
  9. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Read the book several years ago. I'll probably skip the movie.
  10. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Metal Expert®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Bad reviews not withstanding I plan on seeing this. I loved the book and love the story. Count me in.

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