The Lost City of Z

1 out of 5 stars

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland

Director: James Gray

Synopsis: A biographical film based on the English Explorer, Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) who becomes determined to search for and discover a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920’s

Review:

A disappointing bore that was 45 minutes too long, I know that sounds harsh but that is the best way I can describe the film but remember, this is my opinion, not yours. Other reviewers are raving about it but I felt like falling asleep, which would’ve been the best way to spend the 140 minutes. The films main problem is that it tried way too hard which showed it didn’t really know what it was trying to do, it unnecessarily complicated it which just made it completely boring. Also, the pacing was a mess and the characters were dull which made it the complete opposite of captivating. The plot seemed intriguing at first but turned out to be paper thin with hardly any substance to it which didn’t work as the story was meant to tell of the man’s obsession with the ‘lost city’ but didn’t translate well to the screen, I didn’t know what was going on throughout the duration of the film, although this could’ve been because I was bored to the point of almost falling asleep in the cinema, half tempted to walk out. The only reason I stayed was because I was in the company of family!

Among the countless flaws, there was a couple of positive’s. The cinematography was excellent and the costume design and makeup is worthy of an Oscar nod. Overall I DO NOT recommend The Lost City of Z.