Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The King, 2019 - ★★★

Timothee Chalamet is excellent as always as a war-seasoned prince turned king in this retelling of Henry V's rise to power in the 15th century. With a supporting cast of capable veteran actors including Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn and Sean Harris, the film moves along and showcases the significant events in the life of the young king.

Robert Pattinson's cheeky turn as "The Dauphin" is the performance that steals the movie. Overall I was entertained somewhat but The King really brings nothing new to the table. It's a rehash of Braveheart-style fight scenes and some throne politics that we've seen before in other shows like Game of Thrones. The excellent brooding score by Nicholas Britell helps build the tension throughout.

Not very memorable, but not a bid film either.

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