Posted on 3/27/11 08:59 PM
"But you're peculiar." -Firth
"I take that as a compliment." -Rush
The King's Speech is exactly what it should be, about a king and a speech, very predictable, but is this movie more than predictable? Without a doubt in my mind. I was aware of this movie's popularity and scores before watching it, and I was also aware of the amount of awards it had picked up. So I tried to forget all the attention it's received and watch the movie as if I had just heard of it from a friend with a bad taste in movies, which wasn't hard to do considering how easily this movie draws your attention. The movie, I will admit, is a little slow paced for the first thirty to forty-five minutes, but after introductions have been made and the progress begins to show, the film has no trouble of sucking in your interest as if you were dirt compared to its vacuum like suction. I also feel as if the movie used a bit of a cliched formula between the relationship of Firth's character and Rush's character, that is being a little awkward at first, then they start to trust each other, one of them slips and their seemful friendship turns to rubbish, but all becomes well when they apologize to each other and their closer than ever. What more is there to say about this movie that has already been heard? It has beautiful scenery, fantastic actors, and an entertaining score, and fully deserves everything it has won over its course of existence, in my opinion of course.
I recommend this movie to people who don't drop out of a movie due to a slow start, and any person who wants to be genuinely moved by a work of cinematic art.