Based on a true story? While exploring the uncharted territory of Brazil early in the 20th century 2 explorers encounter an opera in progress in the jungle. That's when I ejected the DVD. There may have been something interesting going on but I found this to be so unbelievable that I did not waste my time with this movie.
Interesting true story of a determined explorer in quest of finding an old amazon civilization. with the long suffering of his wife who had to raise their children by herself. You wander what really happened to him and his son ????? worth it to watch.
Written and directed by James Gray in 2016 based on the 2009 book of the same name by David Grann, this American docudrama depicts the real events surrounding the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who explored Bolivia-Amazonia and made several attempts to find a supposed ancient lost city in the Amazon.
If you're an adventure-oriented person, you should be able to enjoy this film to the hilt.
These are the most Americanized Britons one is ever likely to encounter, thanks to a US novelist aided and abetted by a US writer/director.
I rather liked this 140 minute film, of this man's quest to find proof of an advanced civilization, while his faithful wife endured many years of having to raise their children alone. This film condensed his travels and adventures between 1906 to 1925 into a rather nicely packaged adventure film. He was portrayed as being more "open minded" to liberal than most of the current Englishmen of the time.
This film was based upon David Grann's, 2009 book of the same name, which describes the events and findings in further detail. The Special Features goes on to say that they director was able to look at Percy Fawcett's personal ledgers, that was still in the granddaughter's possession.
Good script (within the time that was allowed), good acting and interesting story. Actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy; Crimson Peak; Pacific Rim), played Percy Fawcett; Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga series); and Sienna Miller gave fine supporting roles.
Dark, dismal, slow moving with very brief periods of action. I wouldn't want to watch this very long movie a second time.
The Lost City of Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
But the worst part is the typical Follywood PC formula, of putting 21st Century personalities & attitudes (especially the snarky "individual" female character) into early 20th Century characters. Absolute bull!
Found this movie interesting, shows how the explorers from the early 1900's went through the trials of exploring the jungles and uncharted territories. If you think this is a "Indiana Jones" movie don't bother as this movie is more true to the era than running around a jungle finding treasure (don't get me wrong like those movies for what they were). Some parts were a bit slow but you have to watch it to the end (which I have to admit was a little confusing and was up to individual interpretation) Good film.
Yay! Here it is - a movie specifically designed for male children (say 10 years old) that grew up in the 50's to dreck like "King Solomon's Mines". Jimmy Gray, being one of the greatest hacks in world cinema loads this thing up with a new cliche every 10 seconds. If the S. American cannibals had gobbled up Jimmy-boy and his entourage they would be eligible for multiple humanitarian rewards.
The film is of interest in that it portrays an early explorer in the Amazon who seemed to be somewhat sympathetic to the indigenous peoples he encountered.
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