The Green Knight

The Green Knight ★★½

One of those times where a movie looks, sounds and feels like a masterpiece but just didn’t do much for me. Give me John Boorman’s Excalibur any day of the week. There are some interesting images sprinkled throughout this strange Hollywood epic, and it’s commendable that David Lowery refuses to deliver a typical crowd pleasing extravaganza. The cgi special effects still look pretty hokey, and it’s all very slow and plodding. I wanted to get lost in the film’s world, but by the end of this I had decided that this world is kind of dull and…square. This really isn’t even that inside, delivering the same messages we’ve always gotten from Hollywood, about self absorbed guys finding their higher callings. A truly new movie wouldn’t follow these guidelines but hey at least this looks amazing. A huge disappointment.

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