“The Great”. Well crap. I thought it was the hildabeast bio-pic we’ve all been waiting for. :-)
I could tell by the trailers that it would be the same type of silly-assed crap as "The Favourite". Pass.
The only shocking thing left would be, perhaps, a film adaptation of De Sade’s “Philosophy in the Bedroom.”
On Amazon Prime there is a Russian show about Catherine the Great called “Ekaterina”. While it’s historical accuracy is suspect, it’s not too far off and the actress who plays Catherine is stunningly beautiful.
Another example of the arrogance & incompetence of Hollyweird. We (as in Hollyweird) can do history better then history !
Oh come on.
It is what used to be called a romp.
Pretty girls being sexy. Madcap rulers being madcap.
Actually, one of the things I liked about it was the use of minority actors. The were given roles. Period. There was not attempt to “explain” why a black person was a Russian Nobel...it just was. THAT is how you incorporate race into productions. You don’t.
It is not historically correct. It is slanted towards feminism.
But as I started out...it was fun if you don’t take it—or yourself (the generic third party, not you specifically) too serious.
With the way this culture is going, bestiality jokes are going to seem as dated and mean spirited as Monty Python’s cross-dressers and jokes about homosexuals do today.