As I was deciding what to review today, I saw one of Netflix’s suggestions for me- Stone of Destiny. I got intrigued by the title and decided to watch it.
A young Scott, Ian (Charlie Cox) troubled by events in Scotland in the 1950’s and an ardent nationalist, learns about the Stone of Destiny through his friend, Bill (Billy Boyd- the famous Pippin from Lord of the Rings). He decides to bring back the Stone of Destiny to his country. The story then revolves around this young group of Scottish people- Ian, Kay (Kate Mara- from 127 Hours, Iron Man 2), Gavin (Stephen McCole) and Alan (Ciaron Kelly), conspiring to return the stone to Scotland.
Watching them as they prepare for this and the events that follow makes this a good comedy. I loved seeing the Westminster Abbey again after William & Kate’s wedding!
The movie has good comic pacing but fails to deliver in terms of some good action. The characters are well sketched and I enjoyed watching the picturesque landscape of Scotland. Read more about the Stone of Destiny here before watching, as the film doesn’t really give a good background about it.
Overall I had fun watching it. Watch it if you are looking for a good entertainer with an interesting plot.
My rating: 3/5
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