King Richard

King Richard 2021

IMDb Ratings: 7.5/10
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Language: Hindi(ORG) + English(ORG)
Release Year: 2021

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Stars Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal

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 King Richard Review

I did not know much about the film, only that it was selected as the best film. It had many problems.

First of all, I hate movies that focus too much on exposure instead of letting important and / or background information be presented lively throughout the movie. It literally started as an opening talk telling us what we need to know.

Second, time is running out. Serena and Venus were born in 80/81 respectfully so their age (14/15) in the first movie will be 94/95, but the movie looks and feels like the 70s era in the early 80s is the car era, the 70s. music, costumes, glass coke bottles, movie look etc. NOT 90s movie. This is just the wrong set design. This is just a big mistake. It's like 15 years and over.

Third, Will Smith has played his role as SNL or in Living Color caricature. It happens when young people play adults. They go to extremes, in the same way that women or men go to extremes when they play the opposite sex. So it ends up being a bad idea, rather than a half-living character.

Also, he looked like he was 66 years old in the movie and homeless. Wrong choice of wardrobe and makeup.

Everything sounded deceptive. Very hammy and theater. A forced film for “good feeling”, but movies should not be forced.

Lastly, this type of story has been done a million times. The underdog continues to be rejected until it wins and proves the world is wrong. They did not bring anything new and new to it, so the make-up I have seen a million times is therefore predictable.

I think it was the wrong angle they took in the story. Local criminals, noisy neighbors, King Rodney's incident, etc. did not add anything to the story as they had never arrested any of them. In other words, they did not add enough conflict or drama.

I think they played it very straight, almost like a TV movie. However, the girls were beautiful and there were some happy moments at times, I think it was a missed opportunity to dig deeper.

Because of the foregoing, I did not go in the right direction. It sounds very well built and safe.