Detail Review: Nonsense movies also reach the point of foolishness without any thought, where laughter does come. It is your job to think whether this laughter is coming after watching the film or on yourself. At least this is what happens with the English film “The Lost City” which was recently released on Amazon Prime Video. The absurd storyline, the absurd screenplay, the absurd dialogues and the utterly crude acting make the film so crap that you watch the movie and wonder why they are watching the movie but still go on watching and end up laughing because you end up I can’t even understand why you are watching this movie.
The film begins with the promotion of a new novel by Dr. Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock), a novel writer combining romance and adventure. Loretta has already written several novels based on the stories of the novel’s heroine Angela Lovemore and her love Dash McMahon’s adventures. Loretta’s manager, agent and publisher, Ben Hatton (Devin Joy Randolph), also invites Dash, who is actually a retarded model, Alan Kaprison (Channing Tatum) for promotion. Loretta and Dash tolerate each other only because of the novel. The novel is about a search for an old and lost city, so a nobleman Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) kidnaps Loretta with the help of his men and asks her to find a lost city by taking her to Atlantic Island. Is.
Dash, with the help of one of his mentors and former Navy SEAL commando Jack Trainor (Brad Pitt), reaches the island to save Loretta. Jack is killed while trying to rescue Loretta, and Loretta again becomes dependent on Alan, the retarded dash. Then begins the Loreto-Dash chase by Abigail and his henchmen, and they both seek to save their lives by locating the lost city with the help of a map provided by Abigail. After a series of chase sequences, beatings, shootings and action, Loreto-dash reaches the real treasure, which is not gold and silver ornaments but sea shells symbolizing the immortal love story of the king and queen of that lost city. are made. As the climax approaches, Abigail is handed over to the police by Loreto’s publisher, and Loreto and Dash profess their love for each other. Story over. Jack is shown alive in the end credits.
The story is absolutely bullshit. Director Seth Gordon, the producer of many TV series and a few films, started working on this story about 8-9 years ago. Sandra had also refused to work on this film but Seth convinced her to produce the film together. Director duo Adam and Aaron Neill enlisted Oren Uziel (writer of the Mortal Kombat series) and Dana Fox (writer of The Wedding Date, What Happens in Vegas) for the screenplay and dialogue. Despite all this, there was no significant difference in the level of story and script of the film. The whole movie is full of silly scenes. Despite this, the film performed well at the box office and distributor Paramount Pictures made a huge profit. Neither was Pinar Toprak’s music that was to be remembered. The action adventure scenes were similar to many earlier films such as Indiana Jones, and therefore the music lacked a theme. The camera work of Jonathan Sella, the cinematographer of music videos and some action films, was also simple. There was no grandeur to be seen in any scene. The editing of Craig Alpert, the editor of a comedy film like Borat, was also ineffective. In many places, the scenes have been cut in a very non-living way, due to which the viewers did not feel any attachment to the story.
Why did Sandra Bullock do this film, this question must have come to everyone’s mind. Even acting was fine, he also produced this film. Apart from comedy like Miss Congeniality and action films like Speed, Sandra has also done many emotional films. His films were characterized by the film’s story and screenplay, but The Lost City lacked both, and despite Sandra acting in it, it was not understood. However, Sandra Bullock has earned a lot from producing the film. Channing’s acting is the best. As he looks, so is his role. In the film, he always talks about stupid or retarded person and his face also confirms this. Harry Potter ie Daniel Radcliffe has a huge task of destroying the image of Harry Potter, so he has been doing negative roles for some time now. His role in this comedy seemed more like a retard. Rest of the characters were fine in their place.
The Lost City could have been a good movie. On the hunt for treasure, Hollywood has made many wonderful films which have also been successful. This film is also successful at the box office but as a film it looks completely raw. While watching this and after watching, only one thought comes, why did you see this film at all.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 12, 2022, 07:00 IST