Production Co: Keep Your Head, MICA Entertainment, MadRiver Pictures,

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid, Franco Nero

Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) was a British Colonel and explorer who became enamored with the idea of discovering a hidden city in the South American Amazon jungle. He was convinced that the city existed, but his first expedition had to turn back. After fighting in World War I, he insisted on making another expedition to find this ancient city once and for all. Raising the funding himself, he and his son set out to find this city, along with his native guides and helpers, but disappeared in 1925 and neither were ever found. Based on the true evidence, the docu-drama based upon the book by David Grann and as much real evidence that could be found. Additionally there was much additional evidence discovered since then which is very interesting to see which is presented to us. This adventure is an exciting story based on the true events.

This film covered an interesting adventure story based upon the true events that occurred in the early 20th Century. This is a story that I had not heard before, and I really enjoyed the facts of the story, and did some additional research after the fact that I found quite interesting. The look of this movie is stupendous, and the photography is absolutely stunning. Director James Gray is well noted for very beautiful films, but the sad part is that the story could have been much more interesting than it was. I found myself very bored with the story as it plodded along, and I think it was a missed opportunity. Mr. Gray wrote the screenplay based upon the book, and if he had some assistance in making the story a little bit more intense, it would have ended up being a much better movie. As it was, the acting suffered as result of the script, and though all the actors put in a lot of effort, I feel that the lack of excitement in the script ended up hurting the film. This is a story filled with interesting facts, this is not very well presented. It’s too bad, but this is what we have. I gave this movie a middle of the road rating due to the shortcomings compared with the interest I had in the subject. I hope someone can come along with a better version sometime in the future, but unless you are very interested in the subject, I can’t highly recommend this film, although the cinematography is really good too, so that might make it worth it to see. For myself, I’m glad I saw it, but I was disappointed as I was waiting for this one for a long time.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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