Saturday, June 11

Movie Review: The King (2019)

Title: The King
Length:  2h 20m
Released: 2019
Genre:  Historical, Biography, Drama
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix

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.

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Been meaning to watch this. What a cast!!

Hal is a wayward prince and the reluctant heir to the English throne. After his tyrannical father dies, he takes the throne and now has to navigate palace politics, the wars his father left behind, and emotional strings. 

This made me sad for Hal. I felt so bad for him which I think was the whole concept. He didn't want the throne. He didn't want war. All he wanted was peace. How true that really is, who knows, but this version of Henry V touched my heart. I feel like I would be the same. I wouldn't want war. Just peace and happiness, but he is forced to fight France and I feel like that would happen to me too.

They make it seem like the war with France was just one big battle. I believe the war lasted nearly a year...maybe 6 months or so? I can't remember.

I also was a little annoyed that it just pretty much ended. If I didn't know anything about Henry V then I would think he and his new wife lived happily ever after. It would've been nice to have an epilogue or something that they normally do at the end of a historical film. I was surprised they didn't do that.

Now, the film was a little slow, but it worked. We slowly see things starting to escalate between Henry and France and Henry and his politicians. The slowness was nice. Which is weird to say. Hahaha. But we got to learn more about Henry V and the world. 

Overall, I liked this a lot. However, I wanted more of a conclusion in the end. I would say google after you are done watching if you don't know anything about Henry V. ;) I also wished that they showed more of the war. They could've trimmed some of the beginning to give us more war. But yes, if you like historicals watch this. I'll give it 3 stars.    


Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't seen this one. I'll have to look for it on Netflix when it comes there.

Carole Rae said...

Mary, it should be there now. That is where I watched it

Blodeuedd said...

I could not finish ;)

Carole Rae said...

Really?? It was slow

Jen Twimom said...

Hmmmm... It's not even in my recommendations. LOL Probably will pass.

Carole Rae said...

Hahahaha I don't blame ya