The Lost City of Z DVD review

The Lost City of Z tells an incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that many have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the…

The Crit

Cast - 80%
Story - 70%
Music Score - 60%
Effects/Quality - 70%
Originality - 70%

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The Lost City of Z tells an incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that many have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous population as “savages”, the determined Fawcett goes against their misguided assumptions to find undeniable proof that would rock the foundations of the British scientific and historical community.

Amongst the difficult and inhospitable environment of the Amazon, Fawcett finds the beauty and traces of a city that predates the most advanced civilizations. He tries to uncover the mystery of its inhabitants. This only leads him to an obsession which pulls him away from his family and children even after his expeditions fails and his benefactors lose faith in his quest he is still left with a longing to return.

Years later his now adult son convinces him to go on one last mission to redeem their name and standing in British society.

The imagery in the movie is both haunting and beautiful, Fawcett as a real life character is most interesting. It’s amazing how these explorers endured such difficulty both for their countrymen and community in the pursuit of noble causes. The Lost City of Z is an immersive movie with a great story and brilliant acting.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Adventure
Age Rating: Teen+
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 2018

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