Romantic comedies, or Rom-Coms, have been around since the silent film era. However, they become popular in the United States in the late 1990s. Typically, a Rom-Com is a movie that follows the love story of two people who are ultimately able to find happiness together.
There are many different types of Rom-Coms, but they all typically have a few thins in common. First, the lead characters usually meet by chance or through some sort of unlikely circumstance. Second, despite the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart, the couple eventually falls in love and lives happily ever after.
The First One
“Romancing the Stone” is a1984 American adventure-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Micahel Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. It tells the story of a romance writer who travels to South America to find here missing sister and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.
A lot of moviegoers are comparing “The Lost City” to “Romancing the Stone” due to the number of similarities in the story. The similarities just go to show that romance will stand the test of time. While “Romancing the Stone”, has already made its mark, the question remains if “The Lost City: will be able to do the same.
A lot of moviegoers are comparing “The Lost City” to “Romancing the Stone” due to the number of similarities in the story. The similarities just go to show that romance will stand the test time. While “Romancing the Stone”, has already made its mark, the question remains if “The Lost City” will be able to do the same.
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum have chemistry together. The moment they were on screen together it felt right. Peanut Buttter and Jelly might have to move over after seeing this couple in action. Channing Tatum easily falls into the dim-witted cover model with sex appeal and when he bumps in Brad Pitt’s character Jack Trainer sparks fly!
Jack Trainer Saves All
Brad Pitt is the man and when he decides to show up for a cameo we should all go to watch. Even if he is invisible, like in Deadpool 2, he elevates whatever scene he is. “The Lost City” is no different. I’m Being Honest, Bradd Pitt might be at the top of the list at the end year of the year for the best action scene. The man is so smooth and when he performs his action it looks like he is having as much fun doing it as I had watching it.
There is not much to the script and that can be good thing for the most part. This movie does not take itself seriously and neither will this review but the lack of script can be problematic. When Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, or Brad Pit are not on the screen the movie is not nearly as funny or engaging.
The eccentric billionaire bit is a part that we have seen before from the Harry Potter Actor. He was basically the same character in the movie, “Now You See Me 2”. The problem in his character in both of these movies neither character has any impact or staying power.
If I’m Being Honest, I would say his version of the same villain in “The Lost City” but not by much. Subjectively speaking, he has nicer suits and a cooler in plane in “The Lost City”; the attempt at the upgrade is appreciated. After watching Daniel Radcliffe perform as the villain again I think again I think it is time we see him step back into a hero role; it doesn’t have to be a hero with a wand but it would be nice to see him on the right side of good vs evil on an epic adventure.
Sandra Bulock Can't Save Herself and Her Co-Stars
The problem with the film it relies solely on the back of its start actors. When the focus is on the side characters the movie fall off a cliff. Some jokes made by side characters were cringy, not sure how the directors felt good about putting them in the final cut of the film.
In the end “The Lost City” borrowed a lot of Rom-Com tropes, actually, a good part of the narrative comes from another movie, this film did find a way to leave its mark on the romance or comedy genres. A couple of laughs and a couple of days later you might forget who played in the movie.
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