Movie Title: Mary Queen of Scots
Director: Josie Rourke
Star Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden, Ismael Cruz Cordova
Mary Queen of Scot, written by Beau Willimon, is based on John Guy’s Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart. It beautifully incorporates the tension between 16th century Scotland and England as well as the ‘Catholic-Protestant church’ politics of that time.
Recently widowed Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) – a Catholic – returns to Scotland from France with the intent to establish her position as the Queen of Scotland which does not go well with her cousin, the Queen of England, Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) – a Protestant, unmarried and childless Queen. Posing as a threat to each other’s thrones, the movie shows the politic and schemes played in both courts.
Talking about performances, Saoirse is standout as the young royal and fierce Queen of Scotland demanding you to pay her head in all scenes. Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I is equally powerful as the somewhat unpredictable Queen. The supporting cast is pretty solid.
The costumes and makeup are on point and rightly deserve to be nominated at the Academy. The film’s cinematography elegantly captures Scotland’s stunning vistas.
While the film is sharp, its historical credibility is debatable. The entry of many characters, the complexity of the events make it difficult to follow the story. The film, though it seems perfectly complacent, the final act appears to be a rushed job making the entire story of James ascending the throne seem absurd
We give it 3 kinks!
Mary Queen Of Scots Movie Title: Mary Queen of Scots Director: Josie Rourke Star Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden, Ism...3.0