The King’s Speech is nothing audiences haven’t seen or heard before

3 Dec

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The King’s Speech is one of the most overrated films ever to win Best Picture. I was in shock that Black Swan or Inception did not walk away with the golden statue, but for some reason Hollywood is infatuated with the privilege class overcoming life’s obstacles because kings and queens are just more “important” subject material.  I recognize Colin Firth, Geoffery Rush, and Helen Bonham Carter gave outstanding performances, but the film as a whole does not deserve the industry’s highest accolade.

Like I said, the performances are wonderful and Firth is especially memorable as King George VI, but the film is unoriginal in its approach and its account of history was changed to create a more interesting story about the monarch coping with a speech impediment. In the end, The King’s Speech is nothing audiences haven’t seen or heard before.

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Adam’s Grade: B-

Chuck’s Grade: B

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