Movie Plot – The King: England, 15th century. Hal, Prince of Wales, takes over the throne after his cruel father’s death. He must find his place as the new ruler of England.
Director: David Michôd
Writers: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd
Cast: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Timothée Chalamet
King Henry V
Timothée Chalamet stars as a careless young prince who hates his father. The tension between him and the mad king Henry IV can be felt through the screen. Despite their relationship, Hal has to take over the throne after his father’s death. He is willing to become a different, better king by trying to achieve peace. Therefore he must correct his father’s mistakes.
I do not know if Timothée Chalamet looked like the real King Henry V. He was pretty skinny to have this kind of role, but it did not bother me. But, his presence, action, and voice made him a strong character. It felt like he was not afraid of anything, and I enjoyed that. That is the way it should be! A strong, fearless King with deep emotional strings. I’m interested in checking out more movies starring Timothée.
Robert Pattinson with a French accent!
His french accent took me off, but that’s because French is my second language. The part felt exaggerated. His sentences were divided into too many breaks between words. I know he did that to imitate the accent, but he was overdoing it.
Despite my disliking for his accent, he amazed me that he could pull off that kind of character. Dauphin felt like a mean brat, who is trying to get under the skin of his opponent by offending him. I’m glad to see Robert Pattinson taking new roles to extend his portfolio as an actor. It shows that he can do more than we expect from him, and that is always something positive. I’m curious about his take on the batman!
Is the movie “The King” any good?
It’s not an excellent good movie, but I enjoyed it. I’ve always had an interest in history-based movies. Automatically that increases my enthusiasm for these kinds of films.
I adored the combat scenes in Agincourt (France) between King Henry and Dauphin of France. There was also a one on one battle in the first part, which was also thrilling even if the outcome was predictive.