The expectations of moviegoers have been very high for this one …
Since the release of the first WAY trailer in February 2020, the anticipation of The green knight was incredibly high.
Looking like a drugged tale from one of Game of Thrones’ most expensive episodes, it’s actually a mystical and mythical tale of an Arthurian-era poem (stay with us!).
Adapted and directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story), it features an incredibly impressive cast including Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Barry Keoghan (Love / Hate), Joel Edgerton (The Gift) , Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Fallout) and Sarita Choudhury (The Hunger Games).
It tells the story of a young man (Patel) who wants to prove his worth to become a knight in the eyes of his uncle, the king (Harris), and thus undertakes a mission which may result in his certain demise.
Check out the jaw-dropping teaser here:
Yes, that was enough to put us all in a very anticipatory mood.
And then the film debuted at select festivals around the world, and the reviews accompanying it were incredibly encouraging:
RogerEbert.com – “It’s scary, sexy and weird in a way that American films are rarely allowed to be, culminating in a sequence that throws the whole movie in a new light for this viewer. We’re all sitting in this banquet hall, listening to the story King Arthur requested, told by a master storyteller. “
Indiewire – “Stoned out of his mind and shot with a mastery of the genre that should make John Boorman proud, it’s also the rare movie who knows exactly what it is, which is an even rarer movie that’s perfectly at ease. of not knowing exactly what it is. “
Slash movie – “The enormity of this movie intimidates me. And it hypnotizes me, seduces me and captures me until I feel like green has grown like moss all over my body. But rather than threatening to suffocate, The Green Knight injects a new source of oxygen into the sword-wizarding genre. “
Rolling stone – “Goosebumps creep in all the more; fear is heightened; fantasies, mysteries tingle with a sense of the unpredictable.”
Polygon – Lowery attracts more than the attention of an attentive audience with this film. Its dazzling visuals, brilliant spectacle and petrifying sequences are spellbinding. Likewise, Patel is finally claiming the prominent man’s mantle that has so often been bequeathed to him, but so rarely won. “
The Green Knight is available in select theaters across Ireland from Friday September 24th.
For those who are not near a theater showing the film, it will also be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video from the same date.
Clips via A24
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