'The Last Duel' Review : A Medieval Era Movie

 The Last Duel, Heard of it ?

Hello, friends welcome back again to another movie talk and review. Today I am gonna give you some review related to a new movie which was released on 15th of October,2021. I know you all guys love movies. I love to watch movies in my free time. I also love to watch movies when I am bored. 

Ok, I am gonna tell its name. The movie that I am gonna do review today is The Last Duel .  Yeah, you might have heard it isn't it?  Not only that, you might also have had watched it already, right?  I also have watched The Last Duel. Perceptions may be different though but what say is that I loved the movie. So we are here review by talking about the movie.

The reason why the movie seems ok lies in the hand of the writer. Can you imagine if Matt Damon and Ben Affleck hadn't asked for Nicole Holofcener's help while writing The Last Duel? The result could be catastrophic, a kind of "Ye Olde Bro's Guide to Rape Culture". Fortunately, they - and we - have done it. Directed by Ridley Scott, who returns to the same scene as his first 1977 episode of The Duellists, the film takes a three-pronged approach to the final French war film, which took place in 1386 and was later written by historian Eric Jager in his 2004 book of the same name. . We are first shown the "truth according to" the cunning Jean de Carrouges (Damon), a traumatized group; then Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), accused of raping Carrouges' wife Marguerite; and finally Marguerite (Jodie Comer) himself.

Affleck and Damon, who wrote as two for the first time since Good Will Hunting, are as sharp as ever when it comes to character basics and narratives. And The Last Duel immerses itself completely as a piece of historical imagination, a clash of metals and iron swords, all muddy in the battlefields of medieval France. But there is a tendency here for the film to present the basic facts about the sex politics of the time as a certain revelation that destroys the world. Can you believe that women were once treated like property, The Last Duel cries out, as Comer’s Marguerite sits down like a child, kissing a small dog while men discuss his lobola. He believes that very little has changed today, which is confusing, as Damon and Affleck use the word "rape" in a way to ensure that today's similarities remain undeniable.

It is only within Marguerite's chapter, where Holofcener's contributions are completely focused, in which The Last Duel reveals its true intentions. After spending two hours or more in the men's company with their little jealousy, seeing Holofcener and Comer record space, protected but weak, so that Marguerite's pain drastically changed the whole meaning of what had come before. This is not exactly the star end for Comer fans who may be hoping for it, after Killing Eve, because the work he does here is deliberate and unpredictable. But it is the right decision - that gives Margeurite his personality. The writing of Holofcener is not so much about explaining the basics of how it works, rather it is more about explaining how to continue to protect the strength of culture and practices.

The Last Duel does not repeat the stories of Rashomon himself, and the contradictions, but he says that even the most deliberate truth can be distorted by the viewer's viewpoint. There is no doubt, even in Le Gris's case, that Margeurite refused to have sex. What is argued is that resistance is an expected part of court proceedings. And what he puts into his memory is not his actions, but the look of fear on his victim's face. The film, most importantly, does not portray de Carrouges as an innocent group, either. De Carrouges and Le Gris are close friends to this day when one threatens the other's position - Le Gris is under the recommendation of Count d'Alencon (Affleck), who gives him a piece of land intended for de Carrouges. Why is it only in his story that Marguerite seeks revenge? Is he working to protect his wife or his interests?

These ideas and voices are all filtered by the steady hand and unmistakable mind of director Ridley Scott, (rightly) who sees no real need to leave the style of the glossy, hyperkinetic film filtered in the 2001 Gladiator. The sequence of the battle looks very much like they did in that German film show, which is based on the jungle. Soldiers already look cold and dead, but it is the violence - the red blood that flows on the screen - that revives the baying audience. Historical epics are somewhat unknown now, easily replaced by superheroes at Spandex, so it's nice to just see Scott stick to his guns and deliver a film, despite its title, which served as a wide-ranging entertainment.

The director has never had much love for historical accuracy - the law, like Gladiator, that you only need to convince the most untrained eyes. But The Last Duel, in fact, benefits from a smaller army. Driver is surprisingly a weak link, greatly disturbed by the need to strike all consonants with his British name; while Affleck, with his platinum locks and spiky goat (the most ridiculed on the internet, yes, but not all of that), brings in a corrupt character with many f-bombs and a pampering swagger that accompanies the entire film as a tied crown sits on his head. his. Historical epics can always do little to change that situation.

Yeah, this much for this article. I hope you have understood what the movie is about if you haven't watched it. Thanks for your time. If you are interested in movies you can go here to know more related to this topic

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