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The Lost City of Z 2017 Movie Review ~ Where No One Has Ever Been Before!

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The true story of Percival Harrison Fawcett, one of the greatest explorers of the twentieth century. Percy H. Fawcett is a recognized British colonel and a loving husband. In 1906, when he was about to become a father, the Royal Geographical Society of England proposed to him to leave in Amazon in order to map the borders between Brazil and Bolivia. On the spot, the man takes a passion for exploration and discovers traces of what he thinks is a very old lost city. Back in England, Fawcett constantly thinks of this mysterious civilization, torn between his love for his family and his thirst for exploration and glory begins…

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Still from “The Lost City of Z”

For his new movie “The Lost City of Z”, director James Gray adapted David Grann’s book “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon”, inspired by the story of Percival Fawcett.

Director James Gray embarks on us in a true cinema of adventure where we are caught by the desire to discover. In addition the casting is perfect and the duo Charlie Hunnam {Percy Fawcett} & Robert Pattinson {Henry Costin} is remarkable. The Lost City of Z is a captivating and fascinating adventure that will not leave us unscathed. On the stage, James makes us travel in an adventure worthy of the name. This is how we travel from England to the heart of the Amazon rain-forest. Taken from real events, this story will inevitably make us think of “Indiana Jones”, the fantastic side in less. Although the movie does not happen entirely in the Amazon, like Percy Fawcett we will feel the need to return to the adventure and thus find “The Lost City of Z”. This mysterious and mystical side will haunt us throughout the 141-minute running time and beyond. 

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Still from “The Lost City of Z”

“The Lost City of Z” is an adventure movie in the old fashioned way by James Gray, the realization, although of classical tradition, still remains impressive mastery, obsessive quest of a lost civilization and introspection deep of a man running behind the recognition, the Lost City of Z houses a vast experience of unparalleled magnitude. Percy Fawcett played by Charlie Hunnam who gives himself body and soul in the role. Robert Pattinson has given good performance too.

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Still from “The Lost City of Z”

“The Lost City of Z” is a historical adventure movie seems very long but never boring. Sometimes, some scenes seem too intentional, but the action does not disturb at any time. Especially during the camera work, much attention was paid to the whole beauty of the Amazon, In combination with the hardships of expedition participants, a great contrast is created. A comparison, from which the movies lives to the end. The care given to the sets and costumes but above all the desire to favor a natural environment, far from the digital effects that litter most movies. Finally, the music composed by Christopher Spelman will perfectly accompany this incredible adventure.

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Still from “The Lost City of Z”

“A classy movie for viewers with discoverer spirit and a sense of beautiful landscapes.”

“There’s no sense in going further – it’s the edge of cultivation,”
So they said, and I believed it – broke my land and sowed my crop-
Built my barns and strung my fences in the little border station
Tucked away below the foot hills where the trails run out and stop.


Bottom Line:

“The Lost City of Z” is on the one hand a classic adventure movie and on the other a prudent character drama – and convinces on both levels.

It is not very heroic to spend days in the Amazon and to deal with delirious fellow travelers. The rain forest here is not bright green and clean, but a dark, damp place full of uncertainties. No heroes are made here, but death is waiting at every corner.

In one word: “A Bold Adventure”

Sensibility Index ~ 8.0 out of 10!

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