MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018)

I watched this movie at the weekend, along with other movies (Alex Cross, Hard Rush, Sharktopus, Sand Sharks, and Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus). It’s a beautifully made film, with a few historic inaccuracies to tick all the dumb boxes filmmakers need to tick these days.

The historic inaccuracies are as follows; in the film Mary and Elizabeth meet, which in reality they didn’t, Mary had a Scottish Accent when she would have had a French accent, Elizabeth is kinda seen as weak, she kinda reminded me of Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland at times actually, they were friends in the film throughout, which wasn’t the case, the language spoken in Scottish court was English not native Scottish, in fact not many seemed to be able to speak it in the court, Lord Thomas Randolph was Black not white, Elizabeth Hardwick was played by Gemma Chan not a white person. The last two isn’t a racist comment because both actors were brilliant in their roles. In fact love Gemma in everything she is in.

Overall the costumes and sets are exquisite, it’s compelling viewing, and there’s good performances all round from it’s two leads, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, and well directed by Josie Rourke. Over all it’s a good movie, all said and done, and I enjoyed it. 4 1/2 out of 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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