I was real hype for this one…I’m a fan of Timotheé Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name” was really good) and I really enjoyed Netflix’s “Outlaw King”…but this one not so much. This was a real slow burn that didn’t really pay off in the end. This one was kinda boring…I felt like they were trying too hard to be a real cinematic piece of art.
“The King” tells the story of Hal, the wayward prince who turns into King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Hal wants peace in England and with the French but he has to deal with the mess his father has left him with. The trials and tribulations test Hal’s humanity and resolve, especially when “The Dauphin,” the French price arrives on the scene. And I must say up until that point, the movie was real bland but Robert Pattinson was absolutely bananas! I don’t know if it was the accent or the cadence of his speech or what, but it was like the movie turned into a comedy at that point SMH.
This film also stars Joel Edgerton (who was absolutely amazing…as usual…as the loyal drunk friend of the Prince/King), Dean-Charles Chapman (from “Game of Thrones”) Ben Mendelsohn, Tom Glynn-Carney (“Dunkirk”) and Thomasin McKenzie (who is on a roll with her roles…“Leave No Trace” and “JoJo Rabbit”). Edgerton even wrote the screenplay, he also wrote last year’s “Boy Erased” which was pretty good.
Currently streaming on Netflix.