Idris Elba is good here and if given a better script and more time I think he could really flesh out the Gunslinger character
Christopher Nolan is one of the great directors already, having more than earned that right with a collection of genuinely brilliant films. He’s also one of my personal favourites and with Dunkirk on the way, I thought I’d delve back into some of his work. Nolan’s got a reputation for being quite the cerebral director with films that often make his audience ponder, especially with extremely ambiguous endings and the celestial epic Interstellar from 2014 has all of that in an abundance.
Supposedly based on real life events, Gold follows the rags to riches tale of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a down on his luck prospector that risks everything with fellow eager geologist, Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramírez), in an attempt to make millions from mining gold in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia.
There’s some cracking performances in this film. Art Parkinson does a wonderful job as Kubo, injecting some real emotional gravitas into the character to the extent where you can’t help but bond with him over the course of his journey.