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The Lost City Of Z

The Lost City Of Z

26 May, 2017
2 hrs 23 mins
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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.
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Verdict: A film that manages to transport you. Hollywood was once known for churning out some of the most top class films in the adventure genre. However, it`s been a while that we`ve seen some good old classic adventure films of explorers venturing out into the unknown. The first film to come to mind when []... ...Read full review
Mans unquenchable thirst to explore the unprecedented territories of this mammoth world and emerge a hero is chronicled well in this adaptation of the 2009 David Grann book, set against the colonial era of the Great Britain. Commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society, Percy Fawcett, an explorer serving as a Major in the British Army, who is constantly scampering to go up the social ladder, sets out to Bolivia with his crew of five men to map the uncharted territories with the neighbouring Brazil. But amid snakes, scarcity of food, thick forests and piranhas of the Amazon, he stumbles upon something that later goes on to become his greatest obsession, exploring which, he would like to believe, is his lifes purpose, his destiny. ...Read full review
Creating a biographical action-adventure drama understandably presents a lot of challenges, namely: staying true to the historical figure being depicted, and to the series of events in his life that make him distinctive enough for a biopic. Director James Gray chooses to tell Percy Fawcetts story from his early days as a British officer, his interactions with the Royal Geographical Society, his voyages into the Amazon forest, his service during WWI all interspersed between his personal life and the relationships with his family. At first, Percys motivations appear to be an attempt to restore his family name, gradually evolving into something much grander and altruistic. If this appears to be a lot to juggle between youre onto something. ...Read full review
Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a major in the British Army is sent on a mission by the Royal Geographical Society of London to Amazonia. There is a dispute between the governments of Brazil and Bolivia over their mutual boundary and they want the British government to survey the area. Fawcett and his team set off for uncharted eastern Bolivia and en route they meet Corporal Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), who has a good knowledge of the Amazonian rainforest and joins them. ...Read full review
Journey up the river, into the deep jungle, has rarely ended well (think Heart of Darkness, think corollary Apocalypse Now). Writer-director James Gray, adapting a book by David Grann, based on real-life soldier-explorer Percy Fawcett, imagines a kinder ending, a gentler world, and a nicer White man whose ideas sound jarringly closer to this side of the 20th century. ...Read full review