Pilgrimage: Brussels Showing Q & A Posted on June 23, 2017 by Perry Original is here Thanks to @JulieKaksharova, who found it. Share thisClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
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I’m sad to report I did not like the film. Yes, the cinematography was stunning and the cast did justice to their characters. However, for me, the filmmakers lost an opportunity to explore the supernatural/mystic implications of carrying a sacred relic around. Instead, it shifted tone to focus on the graphic violence that characterized the period, thus wasting the opportunity to give those talented actors a strong dramatic arc to show how the pilgrimage itself would impact them as human beings. For me, the characters came across as two-dimensional and stereotypical. This, of course, is not the fault of the actors themselves. Clearly, the director’s vision was not what I expected. The last scene left me particularly frustrated. Endings such as that one have always struck me as lazy writing.
Still, Richard dressed in armor…YUM! 😉
Here’s a link to my first take on the film, after I saw it in NY. I don’t know if the typical viewer would be that interested in details about carry around a relic , but I agree that more time and money should have been spent on fleshing out historical aspects of the story, including religious aspects. As you can read, I completely agree about the ending. https://armitageagonistes.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/perrys-take-on-pilgrimage-with-later-spoiler-warning/
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Thanks! I’ll go read it. 🙂