Based on the same biography of the same name by David Grann, The Lost City of Z tells the story of British Colonel Percy Fawcett and Henry Costin mission into the Amazon to search for a mysterious city, dubbed Z via Fawcett during the 1920's. The expedition ended with the disappearance of both Fawcett and his son.
Charlie Hunnam's performance is mediocre in the lead role of Fawcett. He's supported by Robert Pattinson in a disappointing turn as Fawcett's compatriot. Tom Holland rounds out the cast with a commendable performance as Fawcett's son.
It is difficult to deny James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z” is ambitious in terms of scope. Yet, Fawcett’s adventures depicted onscreen are far from exhilarating. The monotonous expeditions result in an extremely underwhelming film. I viewed the film twice, hoping to find something new with a second screening, but regrettably, the second viewing provided a confirmation of genuine disappointment.
Amazonian adventures are usually a genre full of surprises, however “The Lost City of Z” follows takes the predictable route, resulting in a lukewarm experience. C
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