Yesterday I went to see the Green Knight with Dev Patel. The trailer made it look like a fabulous sword-wielding fantasy adventure. I've enjoyed these kinds of movies since I was a kid. The Conan movies, the Neverending Story, Beastmaster, The Sword and the Sorceror, are examples. Reading that Green Knight was based on an Arthurian story with Gawain, I was all in. 1981's Excalibur is a personal favorite. The first DVD I ever purchased. Green Knight had amazing visuals but was tedious. I fell asleep several times. It seemed to be an arthouse-style movie(long shots of no conversation with a person doing some mundane activity for 5 minutes or more). Characters are introduced, and it goes nowhere, such as a redheaded ghost and Bald giants. I walked out of the movie after 90 minutes. At the one-hour mark, I thought, let me stick with this. It might get better, but I was forcing myself to watch it. The thought of buying pizza and ice cream, going back home, an
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