Three sentence movie reviews: Lost City of Z
A gripping tale of Percy Fawcett, explorer of the Amazon. In this tale, Mr. Fawcett is much more enlightened than his contemporaries, and respects the “primitive” societies and landscape he is exploring.* Balances nicely the adventure and the family scenes on the home front.**
Cost: $1.50 from Redbox
Where watched: at home with Matt
*I’m a bit suspicious of how much of this attitude is historically accurate to the real Percy Fawcett, and how much has to do with contemporary movie makers still wanting to make an adventure movie set in a time period where the motivations for exploration were mostly icky.
**Fun realization. Watching the DVD extras and discovering that in some countries this movie is called the Lost City of Zed. 😉
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2017/lost_city_of_z.html