A biographical adventure drama film that showcases real experiences of British explorer Percy Fawcett who made plenty of attempts to search for an ancient city in the Amazon, ultimately disappearing along with his son while on an expedition.
The Lost City of Z movie focuses on Fawcett’s incredible journey towards locating a lost civilisation after discovering evidence of the existence of the same. Despite having no support from scientific establishments, he sets off on his expedition to find the lost city with his team and family’s support, to prove his case.
The Lost City of Z Movie Introduction:
This movie has been directed by James Gray after being hired by Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to turn David Grann’s 2009 book into a movie. The development of The Lost City of Z took six years. The excellent production team includes Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, James Gray, and Dale Armin Johnson. The movie has been distributed by Amazon Studios and Darius Khondji worked on the cinematography. The fitting music has been produced by Christopher Spelman, ensuring that the viewers remain captivated and engrossed. The movie was released on April 14, 2017, in the United States. Watch The Lost City of Z free online to discover the secrets of Percy Fawcett’s disappearance.
The Lost City of Z Movie Synopsis:
The Lost City of Z depicts accurately, an explorer’s extreme fascination and later, obsession, towards a mysterious lost ancient city of Gold- El Dorado. Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a talented young British officer, is requested to lead a survey by the Royal Geographical Society, for which he travels to Brazil. On the way to Brazil, Fawcett meets Corporal Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), who has a lot of knowledge about the Amazon forest. These two come across Corporal Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley), who informs them that the British Government has protested against any further exploration with regards to the forest. Fawcett is informed by an Amazonian scout Tadjui about an apparent city in the forest that is covered in gold and has its own civilisation. Fawcett does not believe in the stories but soon changes his mind after discovering broken pottery of superior quality, as well as small stone statues in the forest, making him trust Tadjui more. Fawcett takes help of biologist James Murray (Angus Macfadyen), who agrees to accompany him to search for the “Lost City of Z”. Percy Fawcett also tries to convince the RGS, who backs the expedition reluctantly. A myriad of problems is faced when Murray slows the team down and when they are all attacked while traveling along the river. Murray ends up getting an infected leg which starts driving him insane and so, Fawcett sends him back for urgent medical aid. Murray, after recovering, accuses Fawcett of abandoning him in the forest to the RGS, which gets Fawcett to resign from the society.
In 1923, a new expedition for the lost city is financed to Percy Fawcett and is also backed by the RGS. Fawcett passes on to Sir John Scott Keltie, a member of the RGS, a compass before leaving, and says he would send the compass back after discovering the city. Percy leaves with his son Jack (Tom Holland), and are attacked by the native Amazonians. They declare Fawcett and Jack to be one of them, and they are taken away after being drugged.
Percy’s wife, Nina Fawcett (Sienna Miller) tells Keltie, who is now the head of RGS, that she still believes Fawcett and Jack are both alive and are residing with the tribal after finding the city. The RGS is shown to have sent a large number of people to look for Fawcett, but have not found them. They try to convince Nina to live with the fact that her husband and son are dead, but she shows Keltie a compass that was sent to her, which was the symbol promised to be sent by Fawcett after locating the city, confirming its existence. Rent and Watch The Lost City of Z free online to experience Fawcett’s adventures towards finding the city.
The Lost City of Z Movie Star-cast:
Charlie Hunnam plays a very convincing Percy Fawcett, delivering a stellar performance. Beautiful and extremely talented Sienna Miller plays the role of Nina Fawcett, Percy’s wife. Well-known actor Robert Pattinson plays the role of Corporal Henry Costin, while stunning performances are delivered by actors Tom Holland and Angus Macfadyen, who play Jack and Murray respectively. To witness the realistic and enchanting performance by these actors, watch The Lost City of Z free online.
The Lost City of Z Reviews
The Lost City of Z was rated 88% by the renowned website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 166 reviews. The average rating that the movie has garnered is 7.4 out of 10. This movie has managed to get an average score of 78 out of 100 based on 42 critics, on the website Metacritic. The Lost City of Z has hence generated highly positive views, and the performances of the star cast have received a great deal of appreciation and attention.
The Lost City of Z- Focus on News
“A lush, melancholic story of discovery and mystery, with a mesmerizing Charlie Hunnam.” – Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes
Manohla Dargis of the NYTimes reviewed the movie as a touching, suspense-filled experience that induces a stir of mixed emotions within the individual. She claims that this movie does not forget to include the subtle details of the underlying sadness in the story of a man set out to find something, who might not return.
“Gray’s film is a beguiling and poetic, gluing you to the screen for every minute of its languorous running time and lingering in the brain for weeks after.” – David Sims, The Atlantic
Sims refers to the movie as something beautiful and remote. He writes about how The Lost City of Z captures the essence of the story well and executes it phenomenally. The movie does a good job at making the audience feel compassion for all the characters.