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The King (Netflix, King Henry V) Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn

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It was well done. There are liberties taken with the story but it was entertaining.

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On 11/2/2019 at 12:05 AM, kingkoopa6 said:

I liked it. Not sure why. But I’d watch again 

 

20 hours ago, RomaVicta said:

I was enthralled. Smart and interesting.

 

Yeah I liked it too, and also don't know why. I like my brooding emo king. 

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Yeah I liked it too, and also don't know why. I like my brooding emo king. 

I prefer a quiet king to a loudmouth verbose clown in love with his own voice. The French Prince though was fun. Should move to Bellaire.

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I liked it a lot. It was slow but the good kind of slow. Timothée does a really good job delivering his lines; the dialogue in the film as a whole is good. Also, the battle at the end was badass—it had a little GOT “battle of the bastards” to it.  

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On 11/3/2019 at 6:54 PM, Doc Sam Beckett said:

 

 

Yeah I liked it too, and also don't know why. I like my brooding emo king. 

I was wondering early on if the king was Jack White.  

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at 2 hours 20 mins or so I thought it might bog down but it went by quickly. Wasn't thrilled with the ending but thought all in all it was well done.

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8 minutes ago, fellside said:

Joel Edgerton, the big burly warrior friend dude, wrote this.  That surprised me quite a bit.

He's actually a really good writer.  Very underrated.  

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My biggest complaint is that this was a movie and not a pilot for a series. The battle of Agincourt was glorious,  and for those who pay attention to these sorts of things, the style of fighting with armor and longswords was much more realistic than the typical Hollywood fare. Especially in the one on one duel towards the beginning they were trying to stick him with the pointy end more than pointlessly bashing plate armor with the edge.

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15 hours ago, fellside said:

Joel Edgerton, the big burly warrior friend dude, wrote this.  That surprised me quite a bit.

That's Falstaff.  In the Henriad, he's a comedic character, a drunkenly, thieving coward who is young Hal's best friend and drinking buddy.  One of Shakespeare's greatest characters.  If played properly, he will bring you to tears with laughter.  That's why it was so weird to see him played serious. 

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6 hours ago, Bateshorn said:

That's Falstaff.  In the Henriad, he's a comedic character, a drunkenly, thieving coward who is young Hal's best friend and drinking buddy.  One of Shakespeare's greatest characters.  If played properly, he will bring you to tears with laughter.  That's why it was so weird to see him played serious. 

Nm

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I think that was the first time I've seen Chalamet and I can understand the hype now. Did not think he fit physically at first, but he wore that part like a second skin. Every emotion he displayed was believable 

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That's Falstaff.  In the Henriad, he's a comedic character, a drunkenly, thieving coward who is young Hal's best friend and drinking buddy.  One of Shakespeare's greatest characters.  If played properly, he will bring you to tears with laughter.  That's why it was so weird to see him played serious. 

It wasn’t supposed to be Shakespeare. It was a mytho-history inspired by the play.

Like others mentioned I found the battles and fights enjoyable and more realistic (heavy breathing and tired from the exertion) than most, and it went by at a great pace even with a mostly silent Henry. Wife watched it and even put down her phone.

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9 hours ago, lateshow said:

Solid movie. Only complaint was not enough Mendelsohn. That dude is the tits. 

Mendelsohn is so damned good. He creeps me out. But he basically played the dying, nonchalant, royal version of Danny Rayburn. 

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15 minutes ago, Dr. Beeper said:

Mendelsohn is so damned good. He creeps me out. But he basically played the dying, nonchalant, royal version of Danny Rayburn. 

Well,  that’s Henry IV. 
 

it is Shakespeare.  All the way.  It’s just Edgerton’s dark vision of it, instead of the Olivier/Branagh chipper “We happy few” Band of Brothers version.

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1 minute ago, Bateshorn said:

Well,  that’s Henry IV. 
 

it is Shakespeare.  All the way.  It’s just Edgerton’s dark vision of it, instead of the Olivier/Branagh chipper “We happy few” Band of Brothers version.

Yes I know. But it’s also Mendelsohn. All the way. 

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