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    The Green Knight (Lowery, 2020)...



    Based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. From wiki if you don't know the gist of the tale:

    Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table, accepts a challenge from a mysterious "Green Knight" who dares any knight to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day. Gawain accepts and beheads him with his blow, at which the Green Knight stands up, picks up his head and reminds Gawain of the appointed time. In his struggles to keep his bargain, Gawain demonstrates chivalry and loyalty until his honour is called into question by a test involving Lady Bertilak, the lady of the Green Knight's castle.

    Looks wonderful. Just the right touch of fantasy and earthiness alike. Ralph Ineson plays the Green Knight.
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    Wow. Yes please.

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    I wonder how close this is going to hew to the poem. I haven't seen the Stephen Weeks films, I should do that, but I'm aware that they deviate from the poem in significant ways (i.e. they don't preserve the major plot twists).
    Giving up in 2020. Who cares.

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    This doesn’t do anything for me. I’m angry! But I guess this is par for the course for me with Lowery.

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    Quote Quoting Zac Efron (view post)
    This doesn’t do anything for me. I’m angry! But I guess this is par for the course for me with Lowery.
    I haven't seen Ghost Story, but I have an idea of what to expect. I may wait for a few reviews to see what we're getting out of this.

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    Loved A Ghost Story, enjoyed both Pete's Dragon and Saints. Haven't watched the trailer but all the screenshots are gorgeous. Hyped!
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    This is cute.

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    We should play that as a Zoom hangout. If possible...

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    Love it. Looks right up my alley. Ralph Ineson looks and sounds awesome.
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    Whoa.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    That looks PHENOMENAL.

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    I made the mistake of reading the synopsis of the poem it is based on; if the movie follows that plot, it's a big pass from me.
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    Avoiding this trailer after seeing how good the first one is.

    VERY nervous that this will be like Lowery's other movies...

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    Patel has a great pull and I think he'll be terrific, but otoh Lowery + A24 = noooooooo thanks

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Avoiding this trailer after seeing how good the first one is.

    VERY nervous that this will be like Lowery's other movies...
    But Lowery's movies are good.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I made the mistake of reading the synopsis of the poem it is based on; if the movie follows that plot, it's a big pass from me.
    Yeah, the marketing for this is stellar and ominous, but I'm expecting something significantly more existential, quiet and minimalist from it.

    I dread the theater experience only because of the audience's reactions to it.
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    But Lowery's movies are good.
    Maybe if I stayed awake through them I would know.

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    I really liked both The old man and the gun and A ghost story.

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