Netflix’s The King is playing in select theaters and is also available via streaming. I wasn’t sure what to think about the new flick given that Netflix has a propensity for indulging greatly in Liberal propaganda. However, the David Michod directed film, which was co-written by Joel Edgerton, looks like the kind of film that we would have received during the mid-to-late 1990s, before Hollywood went down its dark path of degeneracy.
The trailer spends two whole minutes setting up the life and times of Henry V, played by Timothée Chalamet.
The young prince is thrust into ruling a kingdom entrapped within a vicious war against France. The movie follows Henry’s short-lived rise to fame and his intent to free his people from the clutches of the Hundreds’ Year War.
You can check out the trailer below.
First and foremost, the tone of the film – while somber and dark – elicits an amazing sense of scope that’s grounded in realism.
It’s not over-saturated or riddled with liberties in composition. The film attempts to bring the medieval era to life for the modern day with as much accuracy as possible.
Visually, it reminds me in some ways of the 2010 medieval drama, Black Death, starring Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne.
Much like Black Death, you can tell that Michod took painstaking efforts to capture the era with as much detail as possible, from the costumes to the set pieces, to the armor.
Even more than that? No “diversity”.
The film appears to stay true to the era, true to the story, and true to the characters.
We don’t see any race-swapping, any gender-swapping, and hopefully there’s no sex-swapping either.
Now this doesn’t mean that you should give Netflix your money. It just means that sometimes there are properties that sometimes pass through the Netflix stream that aren’t entirely filled with modern-day, Liberal propaganda.
And of course, always be wary about these films. It might be best to find out from a close friend or someone who has watched the film to find out if it’s actually pozz-free before giving it a look-see.