The Lost City Film Review

Action, adventure, comedy, and a little bit of romance were mixed to create the movie The Lost City. Let’s not forget about the light presence of romance we could feel between the main characters, the novelist Loretta (Sandra Bullock) and her cover model Alan (Channing Tatum).

Directors Aaron and Adam Nee produced a typical action-comedy movie which contains explosions, a bad guy and a mission. In the first act we saw the character of Loretta who is struggling to finish her novel because she fell into a routine after the death of her husband. Throughout the movie, the audience follows the growth of Loretta, who found joy in life with the help of her cover model while trying to escape from the hand of the rich Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) in the lost city. 

This film did not particularly stand out compared to other action-comedy movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle released 2017, which both rely on the same environment, the jungle. Tatum has played better roles than this one especially in 21 Jump Street where he offered a memorable performance as an undercover police officer with his partner Jonah Hill.

However the comedy in The Lost City was nicely executed. The constant quarrels between the main characters were hilarious, we could hear the audience laugh throughout the whole movie. The other actors did a great job as supportive roles, in particular the character Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) did not go unnoticed. 

Overall, it was a simple movie, nice to enjoy on a Monday night with friends and family. The movie relaxes and gets you out of your head for one hour and 52 minutes after a long day. 

The Lost City is currently on screen in theaters.

Myrialine is a CJLO volunteer, magazine contributor and avid movie fan.