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I came across this movie by a chance on Netflix and only after I finished watching it, I found out it was based on the life of an existing person. So the movie is basically a biography but I have never heard about him before.
The movie is based on the book “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann. It is a true story about British explorer Percy Fawcett (played by Charlie Hunnam), who was sent to Amazon for the first time in 1906 to map the river, which is a big part of the borders, and to find the spring of the river. On the way, he finds evidence of an unknown civilization, so he decides to come back again and find it. He then organizes another two unsuccessful expeditions and then goes missing during the third one, together with his son Jack (Tom Holland), who accompanied him, in 1925. They were never found.
The movie is quite slow and despite the expeditions are being attacked by the natives, suffer various exotic diseases or meet other catastrophes, the movie wasn’t able to show these events in some exciting way. I just couldn’t feel any excitement or fear from them. However, there is one thing that I would like to mention and that is the performance of Robert Pattinson, who was playing Henry Costin, the main companion of Percy Fawcett. I don’t like this actor and never liked his performance in any movie I have seen so far but in this movie, I have to say that he surprised me and I liked his performance quite a lot.
My rating is of this movie is 6/10. I think the whole theme and exciting journeys of this explorer might have been done in a way more colorful and exciting way.