- Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton
- September 24th 2021
- David Lowery
Dev Patel plays King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gaiwan in this epic fantasy adventure.
U.K. audiences almost got David Lowery’s latest movie in August, but it was removed from the schedule at the last minute and is finally back with a simultaneous cinema and streaming release.
The epic fantasy adventure, inspired by Arthurian legend, stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless nephew, who agrees to a challenge presented by the Green Knight (Ralph Ineson), a formidable green-skinned foe, at Christmas – any knight able to land a blow on him will win his green axe.
However, that person must go to the Green Chapel the following Christmas and receive an equal blow in return.
As the next Christmas rolls around, Gawain sets off on a quest filled with giants, robbers, lords, ladies, and a friendly fox to confront the Green Knight and accept his fate with honour.
The narrative is very strong at the beginning and end but is weaker around the middle as we get into Gawain’s perilous journey, even though you might be easily distracted...