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The Lost City

Published June 30, 2022

The Lost City

Film info

  • Title The Lost City
  • Directors Adam Nee, Aaron Nee
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 52m
  • Genres Action, Comedy, Adventure
  • Tagline The adventure is real. The heroes are not.

Loretta Sage's novels are filled with ancient tombs and daring adventures, but that doesn't mean she's prepared for them in real life. When she is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire to locate a legendary lost city. Loretta's handsome cover model, Alan, sets off on a heroic but hapless rescue mission. Thrust into an epic thrill-ride through the jungle, the unlikely pair must work together to survive the elements, and survive each other, to find the city's fabled treasure before it's lost forever.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:03 “The snake to temple ratio is all off.”
4:42 Do greetings have to come with a dab now?
13:39 “She just opens her mouth and an encyclopedia of beautifulness comes out.”
19:24 Cheese blizzard!
25:38 Rafi’s gonna end up on our side then.
31:34 “I should go with you. Just for backup and awesomeness.”
40:58 Did he say cinnamon instead of synonym? Adorable.
59:54 Loving the smiley faces on his back.
1:00:40 Cusp, good word that.
1:02:26 “You are weird, let’s go.”
1:06:24 “You know what’s ironic? I thought you of all people would know not to judge a book by its cover.”
1:17:44 You can tell which one was the dancer and which wasn’t!
1:19:33 “I always thought, why can’t a personal tank also have a minibar?”
1:26:55 Poor Julian.
1:39:49 “I thought he was a little boy but he has a full beard.”

Thoughts

There’s barely anything original about this movie - of course it has Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider comparisons, but also Romancing the Stone and more recently Red Notice and plenty of others in between. But it’s okay because it’s not earnestly trying to be anything but derivative and what it does do is be hilarious. Throughout. From start to finish.

Sandra and Channing are brilliant together, Brad Pitt’s brief cameo is wonderful, and Daniel Radcliffe really grows into the role of the bad guy (with a beard). Loved it and didn’t stop laughing which makes it a top notch movie in this day and age.

Rating: 5 / 5

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