Review: ‘the Last Duel’ isn’t for everyone
Get ready for Ridley Scott’s upcoming film, which is based on real events and features a love triangle.
Two well-respected warriors who start out as friends but turn into fierce adversaries when their love for the same woman separates them in “The Last Duel”, a thrilling epic set in the late 1300s. The duel will decide the fate of the three main characters .
Sir Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris are played by Matt Damon and Adam Driver respectively, with Marguerite de Carrouges, Damon’s wife, played by Jodie Comer. The screenplay is co-written by Damon and Ben Affleck, who plays Pierre d’Alençon, and directed by Ridley Scott.
After a successful collaboration on “The Martian”, Scott and Damon reconnected for this project. As you would expect from a director of his caliber, this one is no exception, with his magnificent staging dotted throughout.
There are three parts to the film, which are based on real events. The first section, according to John, is authentic. Second, we will examine what James believes to be the truth. The story ends with Marguerite’s perspective, which she describes as the “real” version of events.
Before things get tense between Jean and Jacques, the film shows their deep bond. When Pierre begins to show a preference for Jacques, the tensions in their relationship begin to rise. This infuriates Jean, and the two friends move away as a result.
Marguerite is introduced to them both at one of Jacques’ parties, when they meet again. When Jacques falls in love with her, their friendship ends.
You should understand upon entering that this movie is not for everyone. The film, which includes a rape sequence portrayed from Jacques and Marguerite’s point of view, could easily trigger people with a history of sexual assault. The sequence is shown twice, and both times it is difficult to sit down. When you first see it, it looks superfluous. It could have been omitted entirely or explained in some other way.
He hangs out for the rest of the movie, however. Despite the poor quality of the accents, the actors provide excellent performances. The two protagonists, Damon and Driver, embody sympathetic characters at first glance.
However, by the end of the movie, it’s hard to find anything redeeming about any of them, especially Driver’s Jacques. Comer’s agony and grief is palpable throughout the film. In doing so, she challenges everyone’s preconceptions about who she should be and earns public sympathy.
A fascinating aspect of the floor is to compare the perceptions of the two protagonists of the events with the facts. However, since many situations are repeated, the floor can sometimes get boring.
The action sequences in this film are bloody and graphic. The film raises the suspense until the titular duel of the film, in which Jean and Jacques face each other for the last time. It was well worth the wait for this duel. There is a lot of death and chaos, but the result is worth it.
The film cost $ 100 million to make, but only grossed $ 4.8 million in its opening weekend, indicating a poor box office performance for director Ridley Scott. Whether it’s because of the “Halloween Kills” competition or because audiences don’t care about movies that aren’t part of a franchise, it looks like this movie isn’t going to make any money.
The film has an R rating due to sexual assault, language and sexual content, as well as graphic nudity. The film can only be seen in theaters at this time.