Movie Review: The Lost City


In 2009, Sandra Bullock received the role of a lifetime, when she won best actress for “The Blind Side”. Her performance in this movie is more proof of how extremely difficult to get that one great role and once received – the odds are – it just may never happen again. Another great example of this is Mary Tyler Moore in “Ordinary People”, released in 1980 – where everybody in this movie, including director Robert Redford, never got a shot at a great movie again.

I for one was hoping that Bullock would follow up her role in the Blind Side, with more great parts like this one – but this is not how screenwriting, life or the movie industry works. The hard truth is that very few great scripts or in the case of the Blind Side, great true stories come around very often, and when they do, they should be considered miracles. Unfortunately Bullock in recent years has reverted back to the average movie roles including this latest example “The Lost City”, along with Channing Tatum with a cameo by Brad Pitt.

With the Lost City, about a writer of romance novels, somehow winding up in a remote Island looking for a treasure – there nothing new here, or even interesting. The attempts at humor with the nude scene by Channing Tatum (an obvious attempt to save the Box office), mostly fail, and too many times this movie falls into a boring coma that ultimately dooms this story.

I do not agree with the too high 76% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, giving this average film a 60% rating and a solid pass.

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