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The Lost City Of Z - Written Movie Review

Eddie here. Today I'm reviewing the 2017 Amazon Studios biographical / adventure / drama, The Lost City of Z directed by James Gray (The Yards and We Own the Night) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland. Based on a novel, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a young British officer who is sent to survey and settle a border dispute between Brazil and Bolivia. Upon arriving, a local indigenous native to the area tells Percy of a lost city filled with gold and a missing civilization that has never been discovered. After an archaeological discovery, Fawcett has a feeling that the Lost City might actually exist. Percy sets out on a quest to discover the loss civilization that could change the world as we know but also making personal sacrifices of his own. I knew nothing about this film coming out till I seen quite a buzz by both critics and some audiences. This film was absolutely phenomenal. Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson gave outstanding performances, same with the rest of the cast members. The cinematography was absolutely amazing and the way they shot this film was outstanding camera work at its finest, so I'd like to give credit to the director and DP of the film. They captured the indigenous Natives and animals so realistically that I felt like I was watching a National Geographic special mixed with a box office shot film. The score and the emotional impacted ending to this film were absolutely amazing; great storytelling filled with great historic events. This film also has some brutal scenes which had me kind of shocked it got a PG-13 rating. .Now I can see some flaws that it may have on other people, especially with some of the editing as that's one of my flaws. Some people watch the trailer and thought they're going to watch something similar to Indiana Jones but it's not quite like that. It's a film of different time periods and it does move very rapidly at times. Sometimes the film doesn't know if it wants to be a war flick or an adventure film. Charlie Hunnam goes through times where he fails in finding the lost city and returns to his home country where World War I is taking place, so he's forced to fight the war but his conscience keeps telling him that he was so close in finding it. So it does feel jumpy at parts, but it's like a coming-of-age story so to speak. I truly enjoyed this film and it's sad that it failed to make its budget back due to poor marketing and being a very limited release. It went under radar and a lot of people don't know anything of this film's existence. I highly recommended it and I'm going to give The Lost City of Z an 9/10. What were your thoughts on this film? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you in the next review.

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