The King’s Speech has been very well talked about in the build up to its release due to Colin Firth already picking up awards left right and center. Anything about the Royal Family with high-profile actors always seem to do well with audiences.
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
All The President’s Men focuses on two journalists trying to find out the truth of the Watergate scandal which eventually lead to the downfall of President Nixon causing him to resign not long after the story came out in the press. I really enjoyed seeing the story of how the Watergate scandal was brought to everyone attention and how Nixon’s involvement in the cover up was found out.
The first thing you think before seeing this movie is . . . Johnny Depp . . . Christian Bale . . . Marion Cotillard. It really should be fantastic. I said should be, as I did not find it fantastic it was ok but not the best recent film I have seen. Johnny Depp as always put in a great performance, he really can be any type of character. Christian Bale was not in it enough to make a bigger impact (in my opinion) he did not really seem to have many lines and more just been on the screen. Marion Cotillard I thought was great, she was so believable and just seemed to real.
I enjoy movies about singers. But this one I found more difficult to watch as out of the people this movie was about the only one I had heard of before the movie was Etta James. I thought Beyonce singing “At Last” was very good, seductive and how it was meant to sound. It sounded very similar to Etta’s original version of the song.