One of the most-anticipated movies of the last few years is finally available to watch at home this week
Anticipation from film lovers has been very high for this one...
Ever since the first teaser trailer was released WAY back in February 2020, anticipation for The Green Knight has been incredibly high.
Looking like a drugged-up retelling of one of Game of Thrones' most expensive episodes, it is actually a mystical, mythical retelling of an Arthurian era poem (stick with us!).
Adapted and directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story), it features an incredibly impressive cast including Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Barry Keoghan (Love/Hate), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Fallout) and Sarita Choudhury (The Hunger Games).
It tells the story of a young man (Patel) who wants to prove his worthiness to become a knight in the eyes of his uncle, the king (Harris), and so takes on a mission that may result in his certain demise.
Check out the jaw-dropping teaser right here:
Yep, that was enough to get us all in a highly-anticipatory kinda mood.
And then the movie debuted in certain festivals all around the world, and the accompanying reviews were incredibly supportive:
RogerEbert.com - "It is scary, sexy, and strange in ways that American films are rarely allowed to be, culminating in a sequence that cast the whole film in a new light for this viewer. We're all just sitting in that banquet hall, listening to the story requested by King Arthur, told by a master storyteller."
Indiewire - "Stoned out of its mind and shot with a genre-tweaking mastery that should make John Boorman proud, it’s also the rare movie that knows exactly what it is, which is an even rarer movie that’s perfectly comfortable not knowing exactly what it is."
Slash Film - "The enormity of this film intimidates me. And it hypnotises me, and seduces me, and captures me until it feels as if the green has grown like moss over my entire body. But rather than threatening to choke, The Green Knight injects a new source of oxygen into the sword-and-sorcery genre."
Rolling Stone - "The creepiness creeps just that much more; fear is heightened; fantasies, mysteries tingle with a sense of the unpredictable."
Polygon - Lowery more than catches an attentive audience’s attention with this film. His dazzling visuals, brilliant spectacle, and petrifying sequences are enrapturing. Likewise, Patel finally lays claim to the leading-man mantle so often bequeathed to him, yet so rarely earned."
The Green Knight is available to watch in select cinemas around Ireland from Friday, 24 September.
For those not nearby a cinema showing the film, it will also be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video from the same date.
Clips via A24