The Lion In Winter

Year Released: 2003
Main Stars: Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, Henry 8th
Last watched: September 2011
Number Watches: 1

A remake of a 1968 film with Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn. It looks and feels like a play with sets and performances backing this up. Patrick is relaxed and in control as is Glenn who really does well with the English accent.

It’s all historical and blazes with tensions between, well, just about everyone. Film quality is a bit rubbish but perhaps that’s because I saw it on the True Movies channel so maybe their output is depleted in some way? No matter though if you’re interested in stage shows as this is a well directed piece although I suspect it lacks the force and kitchen-sinkness of the original.

Despite the great cast it feels a bit dull to watch on screen. If it was in a theatre with the same crew I think I’d enjoy it but not on TV.

Keep DVD?
Get me my lance and charger – I ride to… somewhere without the DVD.
Watch if on TV?
Not for all the doughnuts in Aquitane, sire!
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid, sirrah!

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