Netflixs The King Spoiler Review: Shakespeare Without the Dialogue, Anchored by an Intense Timothée Chalamet

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 04:00:17 PM

Netflixs The King Spoiler Review: Shakespeare Without the Dialogue, Anchored by an Intense Timothée Chalamet

Netflix’s The King is a reverse Hobbit: instead of adapting one book into three movies, it adapts three plays into one film. Shorn of Shakespearean dialogue, this loose retelling of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V gets by on character and plot. Timothée Chalamet brings a brooding intensity to the Henry V role, which sees him following in the footsteps of classically trained luminaries like Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Kenneth Branagh. That he can hold his own as a screen presence, even in

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