Was It Worth The Wait?

I finally got a chance to watch The King’s Speech last night. I’ve been wanting to see it since I first started reading reviews. Okay, maybe I’ve wanted to see it since I heard that Colin Firth was in it. That certainly didn’t dampen my desire to watch it!

I watched The King’s Speech win four awards at the Oscar. This only heightened my wish to see the movie. So the question is, was it worth the wait and did it deserve the awards? The simple answer? Yes, yes, and YES.

The story is simple, but that makes it more elegant. It is well-told and well-acted. The language is lovely, which enhances the main impetus–the King’s stammer. He has trouble speaking, but has opinions that deserve to be heard. It’s an honest and human story, and a part of history.

The role of King George, “Bertie,” is probably Colin Firth’s best to date. He has become a wonderful actor, and this movie is yet another rung on his climb upward. He certainly deserved the Best Actor Oscar. Geoffrey Rush was also superb as Lionel Logue, the King’s Australian speech therapist.

My suggestion is that you go out and watch this movie. Run, don’t walk, as they say. Watch it before it leaves the theater. It is well worth it.

4 Responses

  1. Uncle Bobby B

    Oscar bait, pure and simple. Firth did well and deserved his win, but the rest of the wins the film received were not deserved. Social Network is the movie people will still remember five years from now.

  2. I believe The Social Network is much more of a fad movie. I hope I forget it as soon as possible. I’ve had disagreements with people over this movie, and I’m sure they’ll continue!
    The King’s Speech certainly deserved the award for Best Original Screenplay. And I think it deserved Best Picture and certainly Best Director. Tom Hooper did an amazing job directing, and David Seidler’s screenplay was rather a labor of love.
    I think this movie with be remembered and watched for years to come.

  3. I’m not one of those people that thinks a movie or TV show is better if the characters in them have British accents. And one of my all-time favorite movies is The Patriot, about the colonists revolting against the English.

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