Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew… embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. (Letterboxd)
Gets off to sort of a bland start pre-quest, with more to chew on in acts two and three. Aside from the riveting final meeting, even those are hard to engage with in the moment (the visuals are great but the bizarre symbolism and plot movements are hard to wrap your head around), but looking back, it’s impossible not to appreciate the poetic artistry of it all, from its thought-provoking take on the classic “hero’s quest” story arc to its almost playful engagement with themes of time and honour.
7.5/10 (Really Good)