The Lost City of Z – Trailer vs. Movie #21 (-9.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Charlie Hunnam gives his best movie performance to date in Lost City of Z.  Based on the book of the same name the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett has a lot of heart.  The movie is slower paced, even in the action sequences, but there is a sense of how dangerous exploration in a unexplored 1920’s Amazon jungle would be.

I did struggle at the beginning of the film not seeing Hunnam as the actor from Son’s of Anarchy, but it shows the strength of his acting in this role as I quickly was pulled in and no longer saw him as the TV actor.  I was never able to do that for Robert Pattinson however.  While his acting was good, the attempt to hide him behind a beard almost made it harder not to think about the sparkly vampire.

The trailer does a good job in only showing what the viewer needs to see to become interested in the movie.  Everyone already knows Hunnam is hunting for the lost city so its not a give away, but the trailer does not give away the struggles that accompany the explorer.

(10/10 is a perfect rating)

8/10 – Movie Rating: A exploration movie that gives

9/10 – Trailer Rating:  It’s hard not to give away anything in a trailer for a movie like this, but why everything happens and the sub plots are not given away in the trailer.

End Credit Scene? – No



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