Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews:
The King's Speech

Colin Firth should have won the Oscar last year for his devastating performance in A Single Man, but Jeff Bridges won it instead, for a performance that was well below his usual work (more of a we-never-gave-him-one-before Oscar).  Now both Firth and Bridges are up against each other again, but this time it is sure to go the other way, as Firth, though giving a fine performance indeed, will win his own we-never-gave-him-one-before Oscar.  None of this of course has nothing whatsoever to with the supposed quality (or lack thereof) of The King's Speech (as we all know - or should know - the Oscars rarely have anything to do with deserving accolades).  As far as my own personal opinion of the movie goes (the frontrunner for Best Picture as well btw), well, one would have to read my review to find that out (which, for your viewing pleasure, is conveniently linked just below).  For now let us just say it was better than expected but not as good as hoped for.


2 comments:

CMrok93 said...

It's a good old-fashioned story, with perfect performances from Rush and Firth, which add so much more heart to this film. Good Review, check out mine when you can!

KEVYN KNOX said...

It is a good old-fashioned story and Firth is great (as always). Wasn't overly impressed with Rush, but I very rarely am. I will check yr review out.