A24 is for a few select niche of people, their brand of art house is not for everyone and that continues to be the case with the excellent The Green Knight. As some may start to expect from A24 is you should already it is going to be a very slow and methodical burn.
The Green Knight as always been an iffy thing to adapt on screen including two previous adaptations done by Stephen Weeks(one British, one with the legendary Sean Connery in a Razzie worthy performance). I am glad to tell you they finally found the right team to adapt the source material, while it may not be perfect in its own right. It definitely has a lot of upside to it including an Oscar worthy Dev Patel.
The pacing is of course going to be issue here with a lot of people, but I can say the same with movies with non-stop jump scares to trick your brain into thinking something is actually happening. This is why I adore A24 most of the time they just do original movies that are not being done in the market of IP’s and Superhero and Reboots.
This is truly a cinematic masterpiece experience that needs to be seen on the big screen, what David Lowery has done with his vision of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. This is the best medieval movie since Excalibur. It might reinvigorate the genre as we are seeing Ridley Scott also doing The Last Duel with Matt Damon.
The main gripe I had with The Green Knight is the third act, I felt like it could have shaved off a good 20 minutes of the screen time. Though I get what they were doing, it feels as if it became redundant in my eyes. Other than that I had a great time with another A24 masterpiece.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar