The Green Knight

Turning to late 14th Century Middle English chivalric romance, Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) is challenged by a mythical Green Knight (Ralph Ineson) to return a gifted axe in one year’s time– A quest that promises to shape Gawain into a man of honor, that is, unless he’s corrupted by the forces of the world around him.The Green Knight Written for screen and Directed by David Lowery, this classic fantasy tale is steeped in cinematic glory, beautiful imagery, and eye catching costuming with a “less is more” approach to dialogue– a stylized approach that lingers on the retinas of the viewer in a way that could best be described as an acquired taste. Additionally peppered with memorable performances from Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton the film allows the viewer to soak in the period ephemera at a metered pace. Still, for those with a hankering for the something outside the norm, adventure and the Green Knight awaits. Running two hours and five minutes, the Green Knight is rated R.