The Lost City is a total blast to watch


A poster for the film

Fatou M'Baye, Editor

The Lost City is the type of movie that people watch and say, “Wow, they just don’t make movies like this anymore.” It’s currently the #1 movie in America, and that’s probably for three reasons–one being that in a time filled with endless remakes and sequels, it’s an original story, which is exciting. The second is that it’s also a throwback to classic romantic comedies and adventure blockbusters of past decades. And third, The Lost City is just a lot of fun, and people miss fun movies. 

The Lost City embraces its silliness, and that’s what makes it great. It doesn’t try to be deeper than it is, and the plot is completely unrealistic. It’s the story of a romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) who gets kidnapped by a billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who needs her help finding a lost artifact in the jungle. Her book cover model (Channing Tatum) sets out to rescue her, and hijinks ensue. 

The star-studded cast carries this movie. Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum shine in the lead roles, and they have hilarious chemistry. Daniel Radcliffe plays a super funny maniacal villain, and Brad Pitt’s extended cameo is one of the best parts of the movie. Every actor plays their part just right, and it makes for an extremely entertaining film. 

“I thought it was amazing, probably one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time,” said junior Lila Wagner Gleeson. “Obviously, Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite people on earth. I was a little hesitant about Channing Tatum at first, but he turned out to be a very lovable protagonist. Brad Pitt was so good. I loved the depth; I thought it had a perfect combination of comedy and realness. Great, great parallels throughout the film, and it was so funny. I thought it was just a very refreshing comedy. In a world where we don’t have that many romcoms anymore, I feel like we need to bring back the romantic comedy!”

The Lost City is a film that reminds us why we like going to the movies in the first place: to escape. It’s two hours of nonstop fun, and a welcome distraction from the real world. It’s filled with hilarious moments that’ll have audiences actually laughing out loud. We can only hope that Hollywood will keep making more fun romcom adventures for us to enjoy in theaters.