Dark fantasy ‘The Green Knight’ debuted at No. 2 at the U.S. box office – just behind blockbuster ‘Jungle Cruise’ ($ 34.2 million) – with a whopping $ 6.7 million.
For comparison, the result is superior to the debut of “Midsommar – Evil Does Not Wait For A Night,” a horror also posted by A24, which raised $ 6.5 million in its debut weekend in the country, in 2019.
According to Deadline, the film had a budget of $ 30 million, but most of the costs were covered by international sales.
Winning reviews, “The Green Knight” got a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The feature film was acclaimed by specialist critics for the quality of its script.
Also by general consensus, the production starring Dev Patel has won acclaim for deconstructing its source material in a balanced way, producing an adventure that wows audiences and casts a fantastic spell on them.
Discover an excerpt from the main reviews of the moment:
“This is the movie Lowery was born to be, a dreamlike, fantastical play that bombards the viewer with visual delight, skimp on almost all but the most essential dialogue, and transforms an old tale into something intriguing anew. ” – David Sims, The Atlantic
“A methodical, albeit largely allegorical, exploration of the main character’s psyche. The film softens the lingering mysteries, opaque psychology, and narrative idiosyncrasies of its source material. – Keith Watson, Slant Magazine
“Watching the film is like immersing yourself in a medieval tapestry. Watching is like being immersed in a Jungian dream full of choices, patterns and enigmatic symbols. – Nell Minow, movie mom
“Rather than provoking a private reading of Gauvain’s journey, the alluring work functions as a meditation on the search for meaning and direction itself.” – Alison Willmore, New York Magazine / Vautour
“A film both in its time and beautifully offbeat, an act of necromancy in a CGI world.” – Stéphanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“Viewers familiar with The Green Knight’s source material may find it an up-to-date and thought-provoking version of the old poem.” – Bill Goodykoontz, Republic of Arizona
Check out the trailer:
David Lowery (‘Shadows of Life’) is in charge of the directing.
The story is a reinvention of the classic legend of Gauvain and the Green Knight. The warrior in question invaded King Arthur’s court, challenging one of the Round Table members to attack him with his ax – but he would return to strike back in a year and a day. Gauvain accepts the challenge and cuts off the head of the Green Knight. In turn, he picks up his own severed skull and says, “See you in a year and a day, Gauvain.” That way, it’s up to the young person to figure out how to hold their end of the bargain without losing their mind – literally.
The cast includes Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Ralph Ineson.
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