The Lost City of Z

Posted on May 7, 2017

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The Lost City of Z – An interesting look at British explorer Percival Fawcett’s (Charlie Hunnam) explorations into the Amazon, searching for a city never set foot upon by white man. Since Fawcett had made “a rather unfortunate choice in ancestors”, the Royal Geographical Society sent him off to Bolivia to survey the jungle with the promise of restoring his family’s name if he was successful. The RGS is made up of old white men who can’t believe there could be any civilization outside of their small little world.

 

After two failed trips, one due to a selfish pig of a man (Angus Macfadyen) , and a war in France, Fawcett and his son Jack (Tom Holland) make a final expedition to find the city of gold and maize.

 

Sienna Miller plays Fawcett’s wife. She’s exquisitely lovely here, and she’s such a chameleon, I can never ever recognize her. Robert Pattinson is Fawcett’s number one partner Costin. Based on a true story, no one knows the final outcome of the Fawcetts’ final trip.  Brad Pitt is a producer.

 

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