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Mostly a confused mix of manly men running around being manly. Twenty armed men on horseback manage to kill a deer--so manly! Men go into the wilds of Amazon, which is nearly as brave as going into the gentleman's club and facing down people who know your father wasn't quite up to snuff. Women stay home, do all the research and make babies--but this enlightened movie points out that they didn't want to be barefoot and pregnant--very manly. These enlightened producers also tried to convince us slavery is bad--who knew? Mostly nonsense with a few brief glimpses of jungle.
Boring and uninspiring. If this is supposed to be a celebration of a great explorer, it came off exactly opposite. The story just seemed incoherent and worse, yawn-inducing. The score seemed to be especially effective in putting you to sleep. And some of the acting was just cringe-worthy; couldn't tell if it was the script or that the actors were just bad.
The Lost City of Z made me sad...sad because of the fact that this man was obsessed with going into the Amazon and trying to find a so-called lost ancient city. Also, because he left his family behind and in the end, he and his son appeared to have gotten themselves killed by the natives. The movie kept me engaged, so much so that I'm going to read the book. The author has a good style of writing that keeps me engaged. Over-all, I say to go ahead and watch this movie if you have 2 and 1/2 hours to kill.
An engaging biodrama of the heroics of the famed Amazon explorer who inspired Indiana Jones. However, other than the river scenes, the rest of the sets were not inspiring, i.e. should be extremely exhaustive to make passage ways in a wet hostile virgin jungle due to dense and tall tropical vegetation, not to mention those dangerous wildlife as poisonous snakes, monkeys, spiders and insect swarms. 3.5 star for the life story of Percy Fawcett but barely 2 stars for the main event, the quest for the lost city of Z.
I found this a bit slow, mostly because the film tries to pack in too much history and storyline that the film felt bogged down.
If Vanity Fair's contention that The Lost City of Z is one of 2017's best movies then this promises to be a lean year indeed! I would recommend either Aguirre the Wrath of God or Mountains of the Moon for those desirous of adventure movies in the wilds (both of these are available on TAL). At 140+ minutes The Lost City of Z is too long and ultimately left this viewer unsatisfied. Alas!
Waste your time watching this movie as he wasted his life going to the Amazon he deserted his wife deserted his family forced her to raise the children alone while the neighbors laughed at them and ridicule the children while their father was off seeking vain-glory it was truly a Fool's errand and 100 years later they found something that may have been something he wasn't a trained archaeologist he didn't know what he was looking for he then took his grown son and was lost in the Amazon and Hollywood want you to think that maybe him and his son found the city and if so then what his son married some native gal and raise the native family I doubt it how many stars how about -5 Stars a wasted life and a wasted movie vainglory what should you have done you should have stayed there and raised his family and going to regular guy I know you wanted metals and something special but it didn't happen
For most people, this will be a completely forgettable movie as, SPOILER, he never finds the lost city. Good acting and story but the fact that it all turns out to be a fool's errand was quite annoying.
Pretty much the definition of a 3 out of 5 star movie. Well made and functional on all counts, but there's nothing really here to make the movie stand out and stick with you.
This is an interesting film but at 2:20 it's too long, at least for a single sitting. Find a break point, about after his first return, and give it a day's rest. The inner family story was overdone, in my view, you can use your fast forward and easily understand the "drama".
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