The King(2019)Review: Is This Historical Drama Worth The Watch***SPOILERS***?

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The King is a historical movie that is based on the literary works of Willaim Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, and Henry V. Although highly criticized for massive inaccuracies portrayed in the movie, watching the movie with a different mindset where you don’t expect exactness is overly recommended. You can stream the movie right now on Netflix.

Now, have you watched the movie? Well, then, what’s your take on the film. Don’t forget to tell us everything in the comment box below.

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Well, TOTT is herewith with a review which is precisely based on the movie, irrelevant of what the narrative is based on or its historical accuracies. We have kept an open mind in scrutinizing the plot of the film, considering it completely fiction and an entertainment engagement.

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The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

So, let us begin with-

The King(2019): The Cast

  • Timothée Chalamet  playing “Hal”, King Henry V of England
  • Joel Edgerton playing Sir John Falstaff
  • Robert Pattinson playing  Louis, The Dauphin
  • Sean Harris playing Chief Justice Sir William Gascoigne
  • Steven Elder playing  Lord Dorset
  • Ben Mendelsohn playing  King Henry IV of England
  • Dean-Charles Chapman playing  Prince Thomas
  • Tom Lacroix playing The Assassin
  • Lily-Rose Depp playing Catherine of Valois
  • Thomasin McKenzie playing  Queen Phillippa of Denmark
  • Thibault de Montalembert  playing  King Charles VI of France
  • Edward Ashley playing Earl of Cambridge
  • Edward Ashley playing Earl of Cambridge
  • Stephen Fewell playing Lord Grey
  • Tara Fitzgerald playing Nell Hooper
  • Andrew Havill playing Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Tom Glynn-Carney playing Sir Henry “Hotspur” Percy
  • Tom Fisher playing Earl of Northumberland
  • Tom Lawrence playing Earl of Westmorland
  • Ivan Kaye playing Lord Scrope
  • Harry Trevaldwyn playing Dartmouth

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Things You Might Like About The King(2019)

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

The Actors

Well, the actors involved in the project were too good. The lead especially was excellent. He presented the agony of fighting one’s battle alone. The confused calm, look on his face was apt and deliberately projected how skilled this young actor is. Additionally, special mentions should be made of Robert Pattinson. The moment he comes on the screen, he genuinely steals the spotlight. The creepy contradictory expression along with his dialogue delivery was amazing. He was too good. Other than these two, the additional characters of the movie were also great, they significantly played their part in doing justice to the plot.

The Directions

The direction of this narrative was skillfully executed where every montage is intricately designed. It is detailed, to the point, and generously convenient. Further, the engaging progression of the plot is what you will enjoy for sure.

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

The Music

The movie adds some somber background scores which aptly steer the advancement of the story. They had a subtle classy touch to the notes whose charming emphasis made the nook and corners of the plot appear detailed, sincere, and definitely grave. These potent enchanting melodies helped a lot in orchestrating the stressing matters of the story which you would once again like from the movie.

The Characters

Since the movie is supposedly based on a literal adaptation of Shakespearean work, therefore, the characters are true. However, there are several proclamations that state that many characters in the movie are actually fictional. But whoever is there in the narrative were some well-written individuals. They are menacing, zealous, emotional, exceptional, and courageous characters who will amuse you.

Well, Hal aka Henry V was a great king in the movie who sincerely thought about his men. He tried to avoid battles, gambling on his situation to fight one on one just to evade a blood bath. He was a meticulous young king who was willing to learn from his mistakes. He was a passionate young fella who wanted to unite England as a federation and believed in reconsideration every situation falling in front of him.

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

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The Dauphin, played by Robert Pattinson, was a deep, acute brutal character who instantly steals the limelight the moment he gets into the narrative. His contradictory expression was spotlessly stunning. It gives you chills. However, his end in the movie obviously shows his true individuality, right? It was an interesting character who though, gets a very little time in the frame, sure made a genuine impact on the audience.

The other prominent characters such as Sir John Falstaff projected a fatherly figure to Hal. He is a gold character who was actually a friend that this young king was seeking out. He was there beside Hal till his last. He was a brave and articulate individual whom Hal adored.

Additionally, Chief Justice Sir William Gascoigne was another ardent character who appears sober, sophisticated, well-versed yet corrupted. He was amusing till his last. In fact, the way he manipulated the entire episode was unexpected.

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

The Script

Since this is a historical movie, hence expecting poetic yet complicated lines is what is anticipated and thus you receive. These were some undisputed quotations that are deep and very cavernous. The dialogue delivery and the preciseness of the scripts are what again add gravity to the montage making them simply interesting.

The Cinematography

The camera work that this movie showcased was talented. The man behind the lens skillfully angled the shots, making the sequences vivid, breathtaking, and assuredly picturesque. The cinematography did justice to the narrative since it was perfectly according to the period and the purpose of the film.

The Visuals

The content is composed of some cool, stunning visuals that mesmerizingly add depth to the montages. You will enjoy the scenes for sure. They have an enchanting aura around them, that aptly addresses the dark and goriness of the movie.

Things You Might Not Like About The King(2019)

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

Well, not according to us, but according to several other people, the movie is highly criticized for lacking historical and literary accuracy. However, if you want to watch the movie solely to enjoy a historical movie without knowing what actually happened then you will definitely appreciate the entire flick.

TOTT’s Take On The King(2019)

The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films
The King(2019)Review/ Source-Plan B Entertainment, Blue-Tongue Films & Porchlight Films

It is a great watch, that will entertain you with its somber ambiance, an enthralling atmosphere, a dark theme, and a political plot that is interesting as well as amusing. You will thoroughly enjoy the flick if you consider it, a fiction.

TOTT gives the movie 4.5/5 Stars.

Now, do, you agree with our verdict? What’s your thought on The King(2019)? Don’t forget to tell us everything in the comment section below.

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But this is all for today, hope to meet you all very soon in our next publication. Bye- Bye…

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