The Lost City

The Lost City

2022 | Aaron Nee | Adam Nee

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Average rating   5 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2023-11-06 5 out of 10

My experience with "The Lost City" from 2022 left me with mixed feelings. It seemed like a blend of the movie "The Net" and a Tomb Raider-esque adventure, sprinkled with an added layer of silliness.

The storyline felt reminiscent of "The Net," particularly with Sandra Bullock's character taking on an introverted and insecure persona thrust into adverse circumstances. While she excels in this type of role, it did come across as a repeat storyline, leaving me craving more originality and depth in the plot.
Channing Tatum's portrayal as the charismatic yet somewhat over-the-top cover model with a heart of gold was a good fit for his character, despite some moments that felt a bit too silly.
On the other hand, Brad Pitt's performance was absolutely convincing, bringing depth and authenticity to his character, and Daniel Radcliffe, known for his iconic role as Harry Potter, delivered an impressive performance as a formidable and deranged villain. Witnessing his seamless transition from a beloved hero to a chilling antagonist was truly captivating.

While the cast delivered strong performances, the movie's weak story and thin plot left something to be desired. It felt like there was a missed opportunity to explore the characters and their dynamics more deeply, leaving the overall storyline feeling underdeveloped.

In conclusion, "The Lost City" had its moments, with a star-studded cast that delivered noteworthy performances. However, the film's reliance on familiar tropes and its relatively shallow plot diminished its potential impact.
If you are a fan of either Sandra Bulock, Channing Tantum and/or Daniel Radcliff, this is recommendable for their performance alone. Otherwise it is hardly worth the time.

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