The lost city is an upcoming adventure film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe has a lot of experience with adventure through his work in the eight Harry Potter movies. While talking about his love for adventure movies, Radcliffe mentions that of Brendan Fraser The Mummy and compare it to The lost city.
Daniel Radcliffe plays an eccentric billionaire in ‘The Lost City’
The lost city stars Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock. Bullock plays Loretta Sage, an adventure novelist whose novels feature Tatum’s Alan as a cover model. While promoting her new book, Sage is kidnapped by billionaire character Radcliffe, who believes she can lead her to an ancient treasure. Meanwhile, Alan is desperate to be a hero and tries to save Sage himself.
So far, the movie is getting solid reviews from critics. Currently, the film has an 88% critical score on rotten tomatoes. The film is directed by Adam and Aaron Nee who also co-wrote the screenplay with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox.
Radcliffe compares ‘The Lost City’ to ‘The Mummy’
A film that many compare The lost city east of Robert Zemeckis Romanticize the stone, which has a similar plot and tone. In an interview with The New York TimesRadcliffe says there are elements of Romanticize the stone in this movie, but he also brings up another popular adventure movie.
“Romanticize the stone is obviously a big point of comparison, and also the first Mummy movie starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz,” Radcliffe said. “It’s one of my favorite movies, and it feels like a classic adventure movie where you root for the characters and for the relationship, but it’s also this slightly elevated world where even in deadly moments and perilous, people are always quippy and funny with each other and it’s a delight.”
The Mummy (1999) stars Fraser and Weisz as explorers who reincarnate an ancient mummy spirit that threatens to take over the world. The film spawned two sequels, The return of the mummy and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Radcliffe is correct in his comparison because The Mummy won many fans due to its cheesy humor, entertaining action, and overwhelming sense of adventure.
Brendan Fraser is making a comeback
Radcliffe’s comment comes at a time when Fraser is making a career comeback. Fraser has acted in films such as The Mummy trilogy, George of the Jungleand Journey to the Center of the Earth. Unfortunately, in the 2010s Fraser hit a career hiatus where many fans wondered what happened to the actor.
However, the actor is now enjoying a resurgence with appearances in projects such as Steven Soderbergh No sudden movement and Doom Patrol on HBO Max. He also plays the villain in the upcoming bat girl film and has a role in Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayers. The Mummy is one of Fraser’s most beloved films, and it’s cool to see that Radcliffe shares the appreciation.
The lost city premieres in theaters March 25.
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