The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
When it came to filming in the jungle, "It felt pretty sketchy at times," admits Pattinson. "There were enormous spiders and snakes everywhere. And giant, gorgeous, bright blue frogs that will kill you. We were worried about Arbor Vipers that drop from trees and bite you in the face. After someone in the crew got bitten in the neck by a snake, they asked me and Charlie to go into virgin jungle with blunt machetes, and all the Colombians were telling us, 'There's a reason you don't go off the path. The animals will leave you alone until you start smashing the jungle.'" See more »
At 0:18:44 into the film, set around 1906, there is a shot of a locomotive in the countryside, which is a Class 5 Stanier painted in British Rail green with the British Rail emblem on its tender. This logo was originally LMS built around 1935. See more »
Sir George Goldie:
Terrible disease, murderous savages. The journey may well mean your life. But you could reclaim your family name.
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Originally rated R for "brief violence", the distributor chose to cut the movie to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »
I was so hyped for this movie after I read the book. What a let down , this should have been a throwback to the the classic Hollywood epics of the past. Instead it's kind of a bore, scenes set in jungle are amazing but there are too many slow drawn out parts that deal with drama back in civilization.
The acting by Hunnam is mediocre at best, Sienna Miller gives a great performance too bad she's not in more of the movie.
Overall it's not horrible but it's also just average
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