Tag Archives: Mary Queen Of Scots Movie

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018): The Things I Liked…

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Margot Robbie, Focus Features
Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Margot Robbie, Focus Features

There are a number of things including the history lesson that made me want to watch Mary Queen Of Scots; the story of the troubled relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart. 

Considering that director Josie Rourke’s film is a costume drama, I’d hoped to see lots of sumptuous clothing design, in addition to very well written dialogue delivered by great actors. The film’s trailer even had me expecting something not too far from as epic as director Shekhar Kapur and Cate Blanchett’s Elizabeth (1998). Unfortunately for me, things didn’t quite transpire that way. 

Starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Joe Alwyn and Guy Pearce, there certainly were a handful of well designed costumes to enjoy. Yet it’s the few moments of beautiful visuals – especially outdoor cinematography that proved most arresting for me. Even more so than the dialogue and general story editing which I have to admit had me less engaged and interested than I envisioned I’d be.

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan, Focus Features

It’s likely that in addition to finding the story more dull than anticipated, my interest also started to diminish in part because of how distressing sitting through the sexism and misogyny proved to be.

Just like my recent review of On The Basis of Sex (2018), another historical drama, it’s the part near the very end that I liked most about Mary Queen Of Scots. Meaning, everything from the moment the two royals finally meet. Actually, even with that said, I still choose the few visually arresting moments over the dialogue and this telling of the Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart story.

Watch Mary Queen Of Scots if you absolutely must. As for myself, I think it’s time I re-watched the great Elizabeth (1998).

Happy Film Loving 

G

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan…

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan
Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Mary Queen Of Scots.

From director Josie Rourke, Mary Queen Of Scots is a new historical drama about the relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart.

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie,  Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn and Gemma Chan star…

First of all, isn’t it special and interesting that two Australian actors have had the opportunity to play Elizabeth I on the big screen twenty years apart? Cate Blanchett’s performance in Elizabeth (1998) is still so powerful and fresh in my mind.

When I first saw Margot in this trailer, I wasn’t sure… but then as the trailer played some more, my faith increased. The real main reason I can’t wait to see this one is the brilliant Ronan. I just want to see her deliver all the great dialogue that wonderful way she knows how. I’ll also be marvelling at the visual spectacle of it all, of course. 

Bring on the rivalry!

David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Jack Lowden also star.

Mary Queen Of Scots Release Dates: December 7th, 2018, (US); January 18th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G