THE LOST CITY (2022) Reviews of adventure comedy with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum

  

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‘The adventure is real. The heroes are not.’

The Lost City is a 2022 action-adventure comedy film about a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model; she gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Directed by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee [aka The Brothers Nee] (The Last Romantic; Band of Robbers) from a screenplay co-written with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox, based on a storyline by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses). Produced by Sandra Bullock, Liza Chasin and Seth Gordon.

The Fortis Films-3dot Productions- Exhibit A Films co-production stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Brad Pitt.

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Plot:
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”

While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire named Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.

Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever…

Reviews:

” …an assortment of romantic comedy clichés set inside a lifeless treasure hunt. The Lost City also basically falls into a pit of molasses once its electrifying cameo exits the story, sinking and sinking until one drowns in all the excess tropes.” Flickering Myth

The Lost City is bland and messy whenever Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum aren’t on screen. Thankfully, their comedic banter is front and center for most of the film, with Bullock, playing a kidnapped smut author, showing why she still excels at action and romance, and Tatum playing her well-meaning cover model…” IGN

” …Bullock and Tatum are both better than good at delivering snappy, one-liners and displaying just the right level of irritation bordering on hostility with each other without turning that hostility into outright hatred. Even a flat, predictable ending does little to undercut the goodwill Bullock and Tatum generate when they’re onscreen together.” Screen Anarchy

Release:
In the United States, Paramount Pictures will release The Lost City on March 25th 2022.

Original title:
Lost City of D.

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