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The Lost City - Review

The Lost City, written by Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, and Adam Nee who is also credited as a director along with Aaron Nee, is a modern comedic "lost treasure" movie. The movie stars Sandra Bullock as Loretta Sage, the author of a successful adventure-romance series, and Channing Tatum as Alan, the cover model for one of the main character's in the series. Loretta is kidnapped by Abigail Fairfax, played by Daniel Radcliffe, because there were some truths to the stories she told through her novel.

The movie follows the typical treasure hunt adventure move plot and adds it's own twist to it. Loretta Sage is a romance novelist, who after the death of her husband closed herself off from the world, is kidnapped and brought to an island because it turns out the treasure from her novels is actually attainable. Alan goes to rescue her and tries to get her safely off the island. They eventually find the treasure and the bad guy loses in the end, the typical treasure hunt plot.


I enjoyed this movie and I did like it blended of different styles of comedy. They made it work as a lot of times stunts like that don't work as effectively. It usually has someone conforming to the brand of comedy the movie demands instead of adding their own style. I personal am more of a fan of Channing Tatum's style of comedy and it showed as I was laughing way more at his but I did appreciate what Sandra Bullock brought as well, I just didn't laugh as much or as hard. I did see where her fan base would love her addition to the humor. Daniel Radcliffe did a great job as usual and you can see he really does enjoy his time playing the bad guy in comedies. I really like how this movie knows what it is and doesn't take itself so seriously, I would be shocked if I was told there was anything but a relaxed fun atmosphere on set while filming the way the actor portray their characters. I did like the twist at the end, not a huge twist but it did separate itself from the other films in the adventure genre where the treasure had less of a societal value but more of a personal and sentimental value. Brad Pitt's part was great as well. I love seeing all of these actors and actresses who become well known for their drama role's be able to really deliver with a completely comedic role.


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