Tuesday, October 20th
Y’all! First of all, I swear I’m in love with The Last Duel. It was so fire!! Shout out to bae for recommending, literally shook lmao. We hit the 10:30pm showing at AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park, there was practically no one in the theater. Note it’s a 2.5 hour movie… that’s a long time!! But so worth it. I honestly typically hate movies that are over 2 hours, but this went by quick. There is SO much action, so much drama, so much going on at all times, you don’t even notice the time go by.
— The Last Duel (@TheLastDuelFilm) October 19, 2021
IMDB plot: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
Longer plot: Jean de Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Jacques Le Gris is a squire whose intelligence and eloquence makes him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Le Gris viciously assaults Carrouges’ wife, she steps forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
The crazy thing about all of this is it’s based on a true story! I love movies that are based on real life occurrences because it adds an educational layer to it. It takes place in the 1300’s which is mind-boggling to me. To them, the thought of being in year 2000 is prob just as crazy. They also picked the most perfect, all-star cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver (from Star Wars), Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck… and they’re all dressed in medieval times.
the last duel was so good. must see!
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) October 20, 2021
I gotta get back to work, but I really have absolutely nothing bad to say about this movie. It’s centered around Jodie, Matt’s queen, who gets raped by one of his enemies. He then challenges this enemy to a duel for their life, to defend his wife. Also, it shows all 3 different perspectives from the parties involved… it’s truly genius!! This film is a masterpiece & I hope everyone in it gets an Oscar. The acting was A1.
Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! <3