The King’s Speech (2010) – Find Your Voice

“The King’s Speech” is a biopic done right. There are not many biopics like this which directly tell the important points of the historical events. But, on the other hand, you would think this is a kind of dull movie. From the premise itself, this movie seems so simple. It’s about King George VI who wants to cure his stuttering while addressing the world by his speech.

This is an astonishing, memorable, breathtaking, and inspirational worthy awards movie. The movie took, at least, an important event before Winston Churchill in an attempt to negotiate with Adolf Hitler. Now, we’ve “The King’s Speech” for a long time. This is Colin Firth’s movie. He owned everything. It’s the only stage for himself. Bestowed as Best Actor in Leading Role in the Academy Awards at 2010.

“The King’s Speech,” tells about Colin Firth as King George VI. Being a British king is not what he wants to expect. After his father died. his brother gave him a position. Having no ambition at all to become a successor to be a king, he felt so lacking in confidence because of his stammering. Therefore, his family forced him to replace his father. His father said that he had really great talent. But, it was only how to sharpen it to cause the stutter. The thing about Queen Elizabeth with Prince Albert isn’t the case. This is about a friendship that encourages each other.

On the other hand, the characters are more focused than Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth as his wife and Lionel Logue as his counselor. Initially, we very concerned when he first read a speech in a stadium. The world, as well, listened. But, what we got was a symbol a spark of darkness. The image of Britain and Europe; humiliated his royal family. King George VI has only one mission: he must be able to lift their people by preparing a mature speech with a more confident voice. Without anyone bothering him especially stuttering.

In addition to telling the most important events in history, this movie doesn’t focus solely on which. “The King’s Speech” is a movie just in front of it but there is more than you watch it right away. It’s not about how he wanted to cure his stuttering. He was unconsciously able to make a friendship he never expected as a normal citizen. An immigrant from Australia, Lionel Logue.

Both of these characters initially pushed with each other. Regardless Lionel also forced him to always encourage Albert to be as capable as possible for his kindness and country. Conflicting against each other, they gradually began to understand from their personal life and grim experiences. The process is more or less directly going to a friendship phase as at the end. It was so clear about his first speech during the world war, Lionel remained for Albert after that. This relationship feels from how bitter it must be to pass it together. It finally ends from a cry of brim and sweet.

Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth is the second character who also encourage Albert to always feel that he can. Although unlike romance in general, the relationship between both of them often draws emotions together with Lionel. Of these three characters, this is more directed at how the two casts are able to further Albert’s encourage. So that he is aware that he can. Tom Hooper, as the director, seems to have ways to execute every scene. Not only that, sometimes, the movie really reminds me of Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” of a moving painting. It’s shot with a variety of wide interiors with the rooms in a royal building. As if not an ordinary historical drama movie yet so unique.

This is Colin Firth’s movie, the one who’s capable of owned everything in each particular scene. Although this is also a biopic focuses more on King George VI, this is beyond infinity to a different level. I love how his charm can cause various sympathies. We seem to want to support him as well as an audience. As the movie ends with a clap, you also applaud. It’s a formal character with a British thick accent, likable, and feels so realistic. Colin Firth is the man in this movie. He is the one who’s able to perform all of that without any hindrance of the gimmick. How to speak in a stuttering way.

Geoffrey Rush as a side character for Colin Firth is great. He is capable of pushing the character to act. His acting was more to a different sub-plot than how King George VI had to treat his stammering. Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth. The most stereotypical character of historical movies, in general, fully comfortable in part of the role being relaxed. Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII appears, regardless of his portion, as a side character. He, quietly, more antagonistic but also has a way of encouraging his younger brother as a king.

I don’t know why lots of people really complain about this is an R-rated movie whatsoever. Whatever just because Prince Albert uses a lot of swearing in his exercising. There is a reasonable context of why he did it. “The King’s Speech” is a masterfully-crafted powerful yet inspiring movie. The director’s set its told and shot shows more of a thick British history. Colin Firth as a major character often takes us to feel sympathies as well as other actors. It closes with such a magnificent speech.

It’s an interesting movie. Not too monotonous even with a simple premise but able to executed brilliantly. A very inspiring film to be used as a reference. This is like a movie that makes you try some of the ways in this film. Whether it’s for those of you who’re stuttering or nervous, it’s a movie that has two opposite things.

Salman Al Farisi

An Indonesian who loves to watch and read everything. A literary student who likes to write about reviews and essays on Crackdown Review. But, I just wannabe critics who love arthouse than anything.

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