The Green Knight

The Green Knight ★★★★

What really struck me about this film straight off the bat is how visually striking and gorgeous everything about it looks, which is why it's such a shame that the entire time I was watching it I was thinking about how much I'd rather be seeing it at a cinema because it was clearly meant to be rather than on my TV on Prime. But I'm just thankful I even got to see it at all because it's had a mess of a release schedule in the UK, absolutely worth the wait though.
It's a really nice spin on an Arthurian legend, replacing the clashing of swords that we might expect for a slow burning journey that really takes it's time but is utterly mesmerising all the way through. It doesn't shy away from just letting you take in the breathtaking surroundings as we meet various people of interest along the way over traditional storytelling a lot of the time and that's something I appreciated. Then the ending happened and without spoiling anything, it really blew me away and let all that build up amount to something that felt rewarding and satisfying, at least for myself but it might not for everyone. It also just struck me as amazing how far Dev Patel has come since Skins, he's a true star and one of the best young British actors working today.