by Isabella E.C. Akinseye
Not very often do you get the popular choice winning the Oscars. In 2010, Avatar missed out to the underdog and relatively unknown Hurt Locker. The King’s Speech – the popular choice and winner of four Oscars after 12 nominations – had more than its fair share of the pre-awards gong and glamour, deservedly.
The movie gets three thumbs up for me. One for absolutely amazing cinematography; it makes you want to take pictures of scenes and send them as postcards to yourself. Two, the plot was given a refreshing treatment and you forgot about trying to figure things out; instead, you just went with the characters’ flow. Three and my favourite bit, the acting was en pointe! If you are like me and fell in love with Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy character from Pride and Prejudice, you’ll see a side of him that made you just want to reach out and help His Majesty and also the witty and wisecrack Lionel Logue played by Geoffrey Rush.
If you are looking for a wholesome historical movie with a touch of romance and comedy, this is it.