If you are a fan of a period drama, then we think the movie that we are going to talk about today will be worth adding to your list. So before diverging into more talks, let’s get to know all the information about the movie.
This 2021 historical drama film is based on the book by Eric Jager, and it has the same name. It is produced and directed by the well-known director Ridley Scott who is famed for his last projects like Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator. It was decided that the book would turn into a movie soon enough as in the year 2015, but officially it received the green light in July 2019.
However, The Last Duel had its world premiere recently itself that was on September 10, 2021, during Venice Film Festival, but the releasing date was announced to be somewhere in October.
Worth Watching Or Not?
Before we tell you what the movie is all about, it will be better to introduce you to some of the phenomenal works of the director, such as “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven” which were quite in the air during their release. When we analyze the movie, there is a peculiar thing that comes to everyone’s notice. It is prominent, or we can say the reoccurring theme of Ridley’s work, that is, historical drama.
Moving on to the main plot of the film, it is set up in 1300’s France where Jean de Cartouches, who is a knight known for his bravery, faces a setback when his wife is raped by Jaques le Gris, a Squire who is best among the nobles of the court. As this heinous act takes place, the story focus on the wife who comes forward to expose the culprit. This follows the deadly battle where the three people life gets tangled up in the deadly war.
The movie, all in all, is good, but there is quite a lot of blood-shedding that is good for those who are into such movies. Besides this, there is one more piece of information that we are eager to share with you that the movie is based on a real-life incident. The team has put up an extraordinary effort in bringing out the real essence by adding the elements of romance, battle, politics, and strategies. So, we believe it is worth giving the shot.
Where To Watch/Stream?
The last duel, as we said, was about to hit the screens in December 2020, but as we all know that the pandemic brought down our projects, same happened with it. Although the shooting of the movie had already begun on February 14, 2020, situations did not seem to cooperate, leading to the delay.
The Last Dual will finally hit the screens on October 15, 2021, in the US and UK. And yes, there might be differences in the release dates depending upon the country where it is set to release. So, it can be watched exclusively in theaters only. However, it will have a prior run before it hits the screen.
Is There A Sequel Planned?
The Last Duel is a three-act film, whose first two parts are penned by Damon and Affleck, followed by the third act based on the adaptation of the book. Although there is no information about the sequel, we believe that the reviews might give it a go.
We hope you enjoy watching the movie in the theaters near you, and maybe your rating will bring in the sequel to it.