The Green Knight

The Green Knight ★★★★

No, accomplishing a great task does not answer all of our problems. It does not give us peace of mind. And usually the fulfillment is rapidly fleeting. What I’ve learned is that the work is only just beginning.

I’ve felt similarities to Gawain’s path in my own life and I think where I relate to him is his complacency post-journey. The completion of a task and the gratification that follows can be a dangerous place to be mentally. It’s easy to believe all the work is done. The vision, the passion, the purpose, is then lost completely. You are left without.

Leaving the theater, I felt a bit underwhelmed. I didn’t feel emotionally connected until, well the very end. But as I slept on this for a couple days I realized the power of how this movie ends. It was beautiful. I actually THOUGHT about what I saw at my first theater experience since lockdown.

Given some time to think, I’m giving this another star.

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