An author and cover model’s guide to surviving the jungle: The Lost City Review
The Lost City is a fast-paced adventure/comedy that is sure to make you smile.
The Lost City is a film that I was looking forward to from the very first trailer as it looked like it would be a really fun adventure film that I could just sit back and enjoy. I am happy to report that was the case as I had so much fun with this film from beginning to end. From the premise alone I was hooked as it’s about a romance novel author played by Sandra Bullock and her cover model played by Channing Tatum being chased through the jungle by an evil billionaire played by Daniel Radcliffe.
This movie had me constantly laughing and I was consistently entertained during the entire runtime of the movie.
The best part of the movie by far is the characters, especially the dynamic between Loretta (Bullock) and Alan (Tatum) is super engaging and funny. Sandra Bullock’s character Loretta Sage is a worn-down romance author who is sick and tired of writing her books since the death of her husband and she just wants to stay in her house. Once she is kidnapped by Abigail Fairfax (Radcliffe) she is thrust into an adventure that she has to survive with the help of the man who models for the covers of her books. Channing Tatum plays Alan Caprison who is a model who is really proud of the work he does as he realises how happy he makes so many fans just by posing for a book cover. He might not be the brightest man but he makes up for it in heart. I give these brief character descriptions to emphasize how these characters are obviously meant to struggle to work together and the humour that comes from them figuring out how to work together to get out of this situation. Honestly, this relationship makes or breaks the film because if they don’t have compatibility a lot of the film doesn’t work. Another thing that I quite enjoyed was the fact that you could tell the film was shot in a real jungle.
It gave a dash of realism to the dangers knowing that the actors had to face real jungle terrain in the scenes. It also added to the humour by thinking about the climate and environment the actors had to film in. Seeing Daniel Radcliffe in a villain role was also quite entertaining and he got to be really fun as the spoiled brat billionaire.
All in all, this was a film that I really enjoyed. It was a nice change of pace from the dramas or the heavy action films instead you just get to have a laugh and watch an adventure unfold. I would definitely recommend you head out to check this one out!