Wonderful acting... Anthony Hopkins at his best. I didn't think I would like it but it just "grasps" you into the characters.. I became so involved with the characters and the story... I highly recommend watching this!
King Lear (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
King Lear (2018) 1080p
King Lear is a TV movie starring Jim Broadbent, Jim Carter, and Tobias Menzies. An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
IMDB: 6.54 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 1.85G
- Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 115
- IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 29 / 195
The Synopsis for King Lear (2018) 1080p
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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Must watchReviewed bymtmax-18174Vote: 8/10
Lear, an elderly king, has decided to divide his kingdom between his three daughters but first he asks each how much they love him to decide who should get the largest share. The elder two, Goneril and Regan, profess their love in false, obsequious tones but Cordelia, the youngest and most beloved, says she has no words to say how much she loves him... and is immediately disowned. The Earl of Kent speaks up for her but he too is banished. Tensions soon rise as various parties try to position themselves for power and the king's grip on reality slips further; tragedy is inevitable.
One wouldn't really say this BBC production was enjoyably... 'King Lear' is one of Shakespeare's more tragic plays; it is however a gripping production. Anthony Hopkins does a fine job as Lear, really capturing the anger and confusion of the character as he slips into senility. Emma Thompson, Emily Watson and Florence Pugh impress as Goneril, Regan and Cordelia although we see far more of the former two and they get more to work with. The rest of the cast is solid and includes plenty of familiar faces. There are some disturbing moments... the sight of a character having his eyes gouged out certainly had me wincing. Director Richard Eyre did a fine job capturing the bleakness of the story; the colour draining from the picture as the story progresses to such an extent that the final scenes was almost black and white. Overall I'd certainly recommend this to fans of Shakespeare on film.
The modern adaptations of classical masterpieces are bot particularly new, and not exclusive to theater as operas have been adapted for many years now to moderb settings.However UK seems to be surprisingly keen to the idea considering how much backlash these adaptations receive for not being set in medieval world commonly depicted by their authors, one of the similar adaptations that stand out in my mind is the Macbeth with Sir Patrick Stewart. King Lear is a new one and like aforementioned Macbeth it is extremely faithful to the play, the play's text is intact in its full glory while the setting is in an alternative modern day.King Lear's character was written with an extreme bitterness by Shakespeare as he wanted to make a darama in contrast to the life of the historic Celtic King Lear.
Sir Anthony Hopkins performs and delivers this character very well, so well you will be left speechless and amazed. The side characters are also portrayed very well as the case includes the likes of Emma Thompson and Andrew scott.
I believe that King Lear 2018 should be somewhere at top of anybodies "to watch list"