[Review] ‘THE KING’ partially bends the knee for Timothée Chalamet in this almost satisfying tale of swords and crowns

[Review] ‘THE KING’ partially bends the knee for Timothée Chalamet in this almost satisfying tale of swords and crowns

David Michod’s THE KING starring the instantly iconic leading man Timothee Chalamet (bowl cut and all) is caught somewhere in the middle of a big-budgeted bloody war epic and a ripe coming of age tale. The period piece set in the 15th century England is a bit too eager to prove its worth on both fronts and that conflict prevents the final product from being fully satisfying. The script written by Michod and Joel Edgerton (who appears in a supporting role) takes the story an adaptation of many stories from Shakespeare’s Henriad and uses it to tell a story about the inherited violence of previous generations affects a reluctant king’s journey towards peace and discovering his own humanity beyond the crown.

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