That person who writes reviews with no film background
If you are a British actor who was in Harry Potter then you are apparently obligated to play Winston Churchill at least once in your life.
The King’s Speech is both better and worse than I remember it. I was never a fan of Hooper’s directorial style—particularly in Les Miserables—but I think it works here. Public speaking can be hard at the best of times, but having a speech impediment while being a King must be a nightmare. Hooper conveys the…
Probably the most ‘Leo-pointing-at-screen’ fan service-y movies I’ve ever seen, but I can’t deny the fun I had. It’s almost all worth it for Willem Dafoe being da foe again, even in the mess that it is. Sony stop putting in so many villains, you never learn. Plus nearly every emotional beat is just an homage to another better film so that sucks. Feels like a fan-film at times.
Also my Capra-corrupted brain is at it again. Couldn’t stop thinking about It’s a Wonderful Life during the last twenty minutes. It’s the same narrative dammit.