July 30, 2021
Today, A24 decided to reignite the fire for upcoming film "The Green Knight" by delivering a new trailer. This flick was initially supposed to premiere last March, but due to the pandemic, it was delayed. Now that things are slowly going back to normal, the long-awaited movie will finally find its time on the big screen this summer. Based on the Arthurian legend, this medieval adventure film has King Arthur's nephew Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) seeking out the Green Knight whom he once defeated in a duel. This strong-willed warrior must search high, low, far, and wide to find this knight to fulfill his destiny and bring honor to his name. This new trailer shows us a peek of what this journey will entail so let's break it down.
"The Green Knight": Trailer Breakdown
This epic tale begins when the Green Knight calls out for a challenger to try and take a stab (pun intended) at landing a blowing against this mighty being. Sir Gawain hesitates not and is able to cut this mystical knight. Actually, that's a huge understatement. Sir Gawain slices the dude's head clean off. And because this knight obviously isn't mortal, he holds his own head in his hand and tells this warrior that they will meet again in one year. Then he laughs evilly, head in hand, and rides away on his horse. Then, a year later, the knight does not return. This prompts Sir Gawain to take his leave to find the knight so he can finish whatever game is being played.
The Journey Begins
As this young and naive man starts to make his way into more dangerous and mysterious areas, he is followed by a talking fox who warns him that he will find no mercy. No happy end. And that his doom is at hand. From here, the mission only gets more troublesome and more unfathomable. We're looking at an A24 fantasy film so you should know by now to expect the worst. And you should hope for something better than the worst. There will be those who will try to stop him because they want the glory for themselves. And there will be things the likes of span beyond reason. For instance, how would you begin to explain a group of god-like giants all marching in the same direction. Where are they going? Where did they come from?
Sir Gawain knows not what finding the Green Knight will achieve other than it will bring him honor. But that's why a knight does what he does. Check out the full trailer below and see if you can find words to explain what you see.
Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.