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The Last Duel (Ridley Scott)

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on: July 20, 2021, 04:41:09 PM

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Directed by Ridley Scott
Release Date - In theaters October 15, 2021


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Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 09:16:39 PM
I'm a Ridley agnostic. I will give him credit that this is his most directed film since... Black Hawk Down? He did not slack with the scale. The duel itself is expectedly brutal.

That said, this has the surface level politics typical from the director of GI Jane. The Rashomon-esque narrative of shifting and fragmented perspectives is rendered useless considering Driver's section provides him guilty without a doubt. It's overall plodding and undercuts Comer's arc which doesn't bloom until 3rd chapter. The real interest/attention of film focuses on the arrogance of men and Damon/Driver's evergrowing tension.

Affleck's performance is indescribable. I think he was auditioning for Monty Python