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In the course of the ongoing superhero boom, classic adventure cinema has increasingly fallen behind. But just because the number of hits has dropped doesn’t mean that there aren’t any more successful new genre representatives. In the spring of this year, for example, a fun adventure came to the cinema that exudes the flair of such classics as “The Green Diamond” and in which an ensemble led by Sandra Bullock is having a great time.
Even more: The in this country awkward “The Lost City The Mystery of the Lost City titled movie gave us a taste of just how energetic Brad Pitt can still dish out. Suitable for the theatrical release of Pitt’s action vehicle “Bullet Train“ the adventure with the superstar as a one-man army is now coming to home cinema: “The Lost City“ will be released tomorrow, August 4, 2022, on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray.
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A significant part of theThe Lost CityBy the way, shooting took place in the Dominican Republic, which definitely benefits the look and flair of the film. The bonus material therefore also includes a featurette about the shoot in the Dominican jungle.
Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has made a name for herself with cheesy romantic adventure stories. However, the star author rattled off her latest novel listlessly. Correspondingly disinterested, she starts the obligatory promo tour, where she is overshadowed by her narcissistic cover model Alan (Channing Tatum). That’s harmless compared to what else happens to Loretta, though: eccentric billionaire Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) kidnaps her, believing she can lead him to some valuable treasure. Loyal and naïve Alan sets out to rescue Loretta – with his yoga guru Jack (Brad Pitt) in tow…
It’s usually unfortunate when marketing focuses on a brief cameo that could have served as an extremely pleasant surprise. But you can tell who is responsible behind “The Lost City“ just don’t be angry: Brad Pitt has relatively little to do in this adventure comedy, but everything he does is full of contradictions – and that’s why it’s hilarious.
With a look somewhere between hippie, hipster and backpack tourist, who has just completed half of his world trip and should urgently take a bath, he whispers well-meaning, supportive sayings. And at the same time he leaves the Fairfax henchmen eating dust like he’s Chuck Norris on speed. No wonder Pitt’s supporting role was aggressively promoted. But that doesn’t mean that “The Lost City“ Nothing else to offer! Then not only does Pitt play like a cartoon character, Daniel Radcliffe also amuses as an exaggerated, whiny billionaire.
Channing Tatum, on the other hand, initially plays as if he were re-embodying his 21 Jump Street character. However, as Alan gets closer to Loretta’s wavelength, Tatum reduces the parodic element in his play without losing his comedic timing. Sandra Bullock once again proves her star power: With wit, charisma and heart she plays Loretta as a likeable stubborn, who uses the predicament to indulge his enthusiasm for treasure hunting. And the directing duo Adam & Aaron Nee know how to stage all this in such a way that adventure flair, comedic exaggeration and the flaring love affair between Loretta and Alan are wittily balanced.
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