My Drawing :)
I’d like to preface this review with this: I rarely go to see movies when they’re new. I prefer to spend my meager and well-earned …um… earnings... spending time at home with my family enjoying Netflix (or the occasional DVD) from my big comfy couch. Unless it’s Star Trek- or X-Men- related, if you want NEW movie reviews, this is not the blog you’re looking for.
On with the show…
I really, really, really, REALLY enjoyed The King’s Speech. I mean, seriously? Geoffrey Rush + Colin Firth + Helena Bonham Carter?? LOVE.
It was a beautiful, well-crafted, just plain lovely movie.
Amazing acting, great sets, and one of my favorite things was that it was never boring. There were no dull moments. Even the quiet moments were fascinating to me. I laughed out loud quite a few times, and I teared up a few times as well. The story was well-crafted and for lack of better adjectives—REALLY GOOD!!
As for the abundance of swearing. I don’t swear. I don’t like swearing. I cringe when I hear God’s name taken in vain. But the “cuss words” used here were well-placed and intentional. I really don’t see the point of creating a PG-13 version to change all the F words to S words. Really? So the S word is okay for 13 year old kids to say these days? *Sigh.* Obviously, I would prefer that there was no swearing involved, but I wasn’t offended by the well-placed use of it in this movie.
The King’s Speech gets 100 points for the amazing cast. 50 points for the amazing story. 500 points for making me truly laugh, and a 1000 points for the teary eyes. I think that’s 1650 points on the You-Should-Really-See-This-Movie scale.