The Green Knight’s release is finally near and I cannot describe how excited I am for this movie. Growing up, I remember reading the translated manuscript in English Lit (I was also a de facto Arthurian-legend nerd) and being taken by the flawed character of Gawain, and the implications of his transgressions in medieval England. So much of Arthurian film focuses on Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, so when A24 and David Lowery signed on to make an epic film of the poem, I was already sold. After seeing the latest trailer, my expectations have raised immensely. The cast is beyond stellar: Dev Patel as Gawain, Sean Harris as Arthur, Katie Dickie as Guinevere, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Erin Kellyman, Ralph Ineson… I could go on, this cast is absolutely stunning.
A24’s output has largely been spectacular and their foray into epic fantasy seems to be following that trend. Perhaps it’s a combination of perfectly cut scenes paired with an incredible track “Lapse” by Black Math, but the trailer oozes such atmosphere it’s palpable. Anyone looking forward to this as much as I am?