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, and continuing my Boardwalk Empire binge, ran across my mind. I'm going through the show a second time.
Green Knight; when it comes to streaming, I might fast forward and watch the last 20 minutes to see how it ends. But this was a waste of time. I'm willing to see anything critically acclaimed, but now I feel confident to not sit through something I don't like, just because everybody else said it's great.
Find out more about the Green Knight here.
Here's the trailer..