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The King

The King (David Michôd, 2019) wr. Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, prod. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michôd, Joel Edgerton, for Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, A Yoki Inc, Blue-Tongue Films; Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).

The King is based on Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V, but without Shakespeare’s dialogue. Why was this film made? We didn’t need it. It’s pointless.

To which you could reply, “You didn’t have to watch it.”


Garry Gillard | New: 11 December, 2014 | Now: 12 November, 2019