I’ve always loved medieval history. I vividly remember sitting in my middle school library flipping through a book of swords, castles, and the ilk, as others were trading pokemon cards or doing their best Austin Powers impression (Middle school was a thing, lol). That infatuation would eventually lead to a major in English and a keen interest in Shakespearean Lit, Renaissance lit, and the wonderful tales of Medieval lit – with an obvious preference to chivalric romance.
So, as you can imagine, I geeked out the first time I saw The Green Knight trailer (whenever that was – all time is relative post first pandemic surge). Along with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, SGATGK (it’s late and I’m lazy – i’m not spelling it out first reference), it’s one of my absolute favorite stories.
Check out the trailer:
So, some thoughts:
If you’re on the fence about seeing it, check out this clip from The New York Times’ as it takes you through a scene with insight from the director. It allows for a true understanding of the vibe of the film and is currently making me look up showtimes for a second viewing.
Anyways, if you saw it, comment below and tell me what you thought!