The King follows Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V who’s forced to ascend to the throne of England after the death of his father and his brother. The movie runs for nearly 2 hours and 20 minutes and is a slow but really engaging historical drama.
I went into the movie without actually knowing anything about England’s (or more specifically King Henry’s history) but that doesn’t matter one bit. From the very beginning each character is introduced so effortlessly that when you reach the crux of the movie, you know exactly who everyone is.
Its no saying that Timothée Chalamet does a mind-blowing job. Every single movie I watch of his, I am regularly amazed by his acting. From the very first scene he appears in, you will want to keep watching The King just for him. That being said, no other actor in the movie disappoints either. Robert Pattinson plays the son of the King of France and I had completely forgotten that he indeed was an actor. Far from his roles of Cedric and Edward, Robert Pattinson delivers a French accent with such finesse that I was silently rooting for him for a bit there.
The ending of the movie did actually surprise me and I was glad for it. Filled with war, death and mild heartbreak, The King is a perfect step away from those rom-coms you’ve probably been binging on these last few months. If that doesn’t appeal to you, just watch it for Timothée Chalamet and come back here when you’ve inevitably become a fan as well.