The Lost City of Z: 31 Thoughts I Had

Title: The Lost City of Z

Adapted from: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Writers/ Directors: James Gray

Main Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Release Date: 15 October 2016

Duration: 141 minutes

Rating: 4.5/ 5 stars

Thoughts:

  1. I originally was going to watch this because of Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, and then I found Tom Holland was in this as well.
  2. He killed the deer but doesn’t get enough recognition for it? Harsh snub…
  3. So he’s essentially leaving his wife alone for pride?
  4. I have no idea how people are brave enough to set foot in the forest. I see one mosquito and I already want to cry.
  5. Love seeing him get as excited about pottery as my mother does.
  6. Nina is the real hero so far for finding that story. GIVE HER MORE ATTENTION PLEASE.
  7. Percy trying to convince the members of the RGS to back his expedition and them “ooing” and “aaing” is just pathetic.
  8. Hey look, it’s Dudley (?)
  9. Why is Mister Murray even here?
  10. WHY DID HE POUR PARAFFIN ON THEIR SUPPLIES?? HOW PETTY CAN YOU BE?
  11. In the case of Percy not wanting to apologize to Mister Murray, I applaud him for his pride and dignity.
  12. Wait, World War 1? I didn’t think that this movie was set so far back in the past…
  13. The scene between Percy and his son makes my heart hurt.
  14. Even after a swift look at their horrible surroundings, I’m already uncomfortable and scared. I don’t really like war movies.
  15. PLEASE DON’T DIE.
  16. Oh thank goodness, he lives. And he’s not blinded permanently!
  17. Once again, this father and son moment makes my eyes tear up.
  18. Of course, the Americans know about Percy’s journey.
  19. This compass is probably going to be important.
  20. PLEASE DON’T DIE PLEASE DON’T DIE PLEASE DON’T DIE.
  21. Umm…Where do they belong? Hopefully, they belong on Earth?
  22. PLEASE DON’T KILL THEM PLEASE DON’T KILL THEM PLEASE DON’T KILL THEM.
  23. I’m crying because Jack is freaking out about dying.
  24. Now I’m crying because of Percy’s speech.
  25. Oh, Nina…
  26. OH MY GOODNESS IT’S THE COMPASS WHAT DOES THIS MEAN.
  27. Wait, what??
  28. I
  29. don’t
  30. understand.
  31. Please let them be alive.

That was…a strange experience. I enjoyed it very much after thinking that I might not. It’s a sort of process of mine, but before I watch any film, I go and read Common Sense Media’s reviews and ratings for it, since they are accurate most of the time and helps me know what to expect.

A review on Common Sense Media said that it might be too mature for teens and I was scared it might be too boring for me, but I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the structures in society, so that was interesting to watch.

The relationships between the characters were complex and different than usual, and made for an unpredictable watch. The story was tense and there was danger around every corner, but Percy handled it calmly and with grace.

The ending was thought-provoking and I still haven’t decided what I think happened.

If you’re interested in a well-crafted, good-quality film to watch, this one if for you!

Just make sure you have enough time to watch a 2 hour long movie.

That’s it!

Have you watched this movie? What did you think of the story and that ending?

Till we meet again!

Xx Alexia

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