Date: 5th June, 2017
Venue: Cineworld, Parkhead – As always, for me, and excellent venue, even although it is a little aged and could probably do with being updated. I always find the staff friendly and helpful and although it is probably not good for their business, it is usually quiet.
Movie: I have to admit to being a little disappointed with the film, although I suppose given Guy Ritchie’s involvement, I should have really known the style of the movie. I was expecting something along the lines of ‘Game of Thrones’, high drama with an element of the supernatural, however what I got was a cross between’ A Knight’s Tale’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’. For me, there was too much supernatural and not enough drama and politics.
I find Jude Law a little typecast these days, playing the broody, ruthless despot or killer too often. His role should have been pivotal, but I felt almost became peripheral and seemed to me not to be putting heart and soul into the performance. Charlie Hannum reminded me so much of Heath Ledger in ‘A Knight’s Tale’, with an element of comedy added to the dramatic role that he was portraying. I am just not sure that they got that right and felt that it detracted, rather than added, to the role.
Overall I suppose the film did entertain and i do not regard it as wasted time, however, would be surprised if this movie were to get within a sniff of any awards. Go and see the film for a bit of entertainment, but don’t expect and epic!