Film Review: The Lost City of Z (2017)
 
New review over a new film.

The Lost City of Z (2017, Amazon Studios)

The film looks over the expeditions of Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), as he tries to discover a lost city hidden within the jungles of South America, labeled "Z". Accompanying Fawcett on the expeditions include jungle guide Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), Lance Corporal Arthur Manley (Edward Ashley), and (for a short while) explorer and scientist James Murray (Angus Macfayden). During his final expedition with his son Jack (Tom Holland), could he have truly discovered Z?

Colonel Fawcett was a real-life explorer and soldier who led several expeditions into the South American jungles. I recommend giving a look into his life's story; it is truly interesting. How does the film treat his life's story? While in real life Fawcett led seven expeditions into South America, here the expeditions are condensed into just three. Some historical events are greatly altered, while some are ignored altogether.

Other than that, what the film does present is a truly enthralling story of one man's lust for adventure and discovery. Charlie Hunnam gives an amazing performance as Colonel Fawcett, along with Sienna Miller as his wife Nina. Even Robert Pattinson (and yes, THAT Robert Pattinson) gives a great performance. The music fits the period the film is set in, but does not over-bear on the events. Despite not containing more details of Fawcett's seven expeditions, the story is very solid.

Could have been more accurate, but overall not that bad of a viewing. If one has a lust for adventure and love of history, this is definitely a film for them.

8/10.