I’m no big fan of the Royals, but I don’t dislike them either. They’re just kind of “there” really, in my eyes. They don’t really seem do a lot except have lots of money, and visit different places and shake hands with people. So when I heard about this film, I was unmoved, and had no intention of watching it. After its release though, and all the rave reviews and publicity, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I’m still not sure. To me, it was kind of a non-starter of a film.
Don’t get me wrong, Mirren did a great job, but The Queen just didn’t float my boat. The guy who played Tony Blair made me both irritated and laugh, much like the real thing, really. I don’t know if this film failed to inspire me just because it was a remake of true events, rather than a plot based film, but I just wasn’t excited by it at all.
It wasn’t bad but I’ve seen better, and I’ve seen better films that have depicted true events. Maybe I’m the wrong person to be commenting, perhaps a Royalist with a better understanding of their role and politics should be writing this review, but unfortunately, they’re not. It’s just little old me, and I didn’t think it was that great. I got to the end, and my exact thought was “is that it?”
If you like similar films to me (see my other reviews) and aren’t that fussed about the Royal Family.. don’t bother.