The Lost City of Z – English movie review

Genre: Biographical adventure drama

Director: James Gray

Cast:  Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen

Run Time: 2 hr 21 mins

Rating: 3.5/5

The Lost City of Z – Synopsis

British Explorer Percy Fawcett travels deep into the Amazon in the early half of the 20th century. His Amazonian scout Tadjui tells him of a city in the jungle covered in gold and full of people. He does not believe it initially. But later he finds evidence that proves that what Tadqui said is true. However, he is ridiculed by the Royal Geographical Society. Fawcett time and again returns to the jungle to prove what he said. In a final mission along with his son, they both disappear never to return again. Did they find the city? Do they return to their family? What happens at the end? Watch the silver screen to know the answers.

The Lost City of Z

Review

The Harrison Ford starring Indian Jones series is an all time favorite of movie buffs. In fact, those movies were inspired by the real life explorations of Percy Fawcett. So to say that this movie will interest the adventure lovers is an understatement. It has an excellent storyline and powerful performances. The cinematographer Darius Khondji deserves a special mention for transporting us to that era practically. The details with which the early 20th century England is portrayed along with the visuals in the Amazon are amazing. The editing could be tauter to avoid the slight dragging of scenes.

The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnam does justice to the role he’s been given, so does Sienna Miller as Fawcett’s wife. We get to see Robert Pattinson again as fellow explorer Henry Costin. Tom Holland as Fawcett’s son shines through at the end.

Adventure and period movie lovers will love this movie. It is worth a watch.

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