The Lost City of Z

A man's reach should exceed his grasp... or what's a heaven for?

Adventure Drama History
141 min     6.3     2017     United Kingdom

Overview

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

Reviews

Gimly wrote:
Let it not be said that _The Lost City of Z_ doesn't attempt something large. Let also not be said that I was entertained for more than a couple of seconds at a time throughout the whole damn thing. _Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Reno wrote:
**He wasn't the first, but came close to let the world know his founds.** I don't know what were the people expecting from it, another 'Indian Jones'? Booby traps, man eating ants, ancient alien ship et cetera? Well, I agree it was slow and boring in parts, but most importantly, it was only revealed the true story. Not all the biopics are delightful entertainer. Originally this tale took place for three decades, but what you saw on the screen was merely a highlight. All about the adventures. The personal life was less focused. Especially the final act was honest. Because it is a mystery. So people should appreciate for the effort from the filmmakers. I really enjoyed it. A film like this hard to come by. I mean when a film based on a real person was made a film, people expect the only heroic act, instead of truth. That kind of mindset need to be changed in order to enjoy it. Or else pick the those similar commercial films instead of it. Charlie Hunnam was impressive, probably his film best I've seen so far. He always reminds me Tom Hardy for having a similar facial. There were others in the film, but only he had piloted it. It's weird that it should have been a British film, but Hollywood made it. Above all, the funny thing was they correctly pronounced the Z as Zed. Anyway, that's how the real story was. The jungle scenes were awesome. In many parts it was very suspense like when they had contact with the Amazonia tribes. I was very curious about what would happen. Because all I remember was 'The Green Inferno'. Those who are interested in the history and archaeological expedition, this film would be the right choice, but anticipate reality, not something out of the world. _7/10_
dshacky90 wrote:
End of the movie you just kind of stare at the screen and ask "What the H*** did I just watch?!?" It is loooooong and just keeps going and going and going. No big movements to get the plot line going any faster and just when you think it's wrapping up it keeps dragging itself a long. The story is great, no doubt about that, but the way the movie potrays every single little detail was way way way too much. It's over 2 hours long and in the end we find out *Spoiler* It's all just speculation of what COULD have happened! Seriously?!?! they wander into the jungle go past where anyone had been before and then never returned! they could have tripped and fell into a canyon or drowned in the river but this movie drags out what could possibly have happened as if it's the true story. Don't waste you time...
Wuchak wrote:
_**Realistic account of exploring the deep regions of Amazonia**_ In the early 20th century, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) travels to the Amazon basin to survey the border of Bolivia and Brazil. He discovers evidence of an ancient jungle civilization and becomes obsessed with discovering the truth. Robert Pattinson plays his associate and Angus Macfadyen a member of one of the expeditions. Sienna Miller is on hand as Fawcett’s wife back in England. "The Lost City of Z" (2016) is based on the real-life account, although Fawcett’s eight expeditions into the Amazon are truncated to three in the movie. Some things are naturally reminiscent of "Fitzcarraldo" (1982). While I like that picture a little more, this one ain’t no slouch if you’re in the mood for a realistic biographical adventure. Being based on a true story, don’t expect any goofy Indiana Jones shenanigans, although there are a couple of scenes evocative of the opening jungle sequence in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981). The film runs 2 hours, 21 minutes, and was shot in Northern Ireland and Magdalena, Colombia; the river is Rio Don Diego. GRADE: B

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