The Green Knight is a movie you don’t want to miss.
Acclaimed director David Lowery’s adaptation of the Arthurian story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a medieval epic that isn’t afraid of venturing into the dark and dirty corners of the legends.
The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger, and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger.
It’s gorgeous – the colors, the cinematography, the costumes. The original poem is gory and is as close to psychedelic as you can get in medieval literature. It looks like Lowery is leaning into both of those hard. I cannot wait to see this.
Dev Patel leads the cast as Sir Gawain and is joined by Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Vikander, and Sean Harris.
The Green Knight debuts in theaters on July 30th.