Movie Spotlight: Message From The King

Message From The King (2017)

Rated R-16: For Extremely Sensitive Themes and Disturbing Imagery, and Intense Violence

Running Time: 102 minutes (1 hour and 42 minutes)

Genre/s: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

To Be Released On September 20, 2017 (PH Release Date; Available For Worldwide Viewing)

Presented by Entertainment One, The Ink Factory, The Joker Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Netflix, and Solar Pictures

Director: Fabrice Du Welz

Writers: Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell

  • Chadwick Boseman as Jacob King
  • Lucas Evans as Wentworth
  • Alfred Molina as Preston
  • Teresa Palmer as Kelly
  • Natalie Martinez as Trish

And how about a hep-hep-hooray for our third promotional post in a row! As much I would want to go back to reviewing movies for the time being, my schedule is crammed tighter than a sardine can. (It really is not easy when you have to edit a short video, manage another blog, and do a position paper on contemporary issues at the same time, you know.) Nevertheless, we are at least happy to share with you another potential cinematic treat, and this time, this ce film stars the one and only man who plays as the King of Wakanda, rising star Chadwick Boseman! Is it me, or is it very ironic that this is the second time around for Chadwick Boseman to play someone who is a "king"? Prepare yourselves fellow readers, as I welcome you back to Dateline Movies and this is our post for Message From The King!

What is the movie about?

Straight out of South Africa, Jacob King, played by Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) was originally going to visit his sister Bianca, played by Sibongile Mlambo (Detour) in Los Angeles, California, after sensing that something is off. Tragically, something really was wrong when he discovers that his own sister is lying dead on a morgue table.

Overwhelmed with shock and despair, King vows to avenge her sister, and with the help of some of Bianca's friends, Kelly, played by Palmer (I Am Number Four), and Trish, played by Martinez (End of Watch), King must dive head first into the gritty and horrifying world of crime and vices, and must evade capture from the people responsible for Bianca's death, Wentworth, played by Evans (Beauty and the Beast Remake), and Preston, played by Molina (Spider-Man 2).

And here we are once more. Nothing says "perfect revenge film" like carrying a story that is in the vein of all of the recent vengeance flicks, including Death Wish, and even a certain Marvel comicbook character's origin story, and that certain someone enjoys sporting a big white skull on his chest! Be sure to check-out this new thriller that is sure to please all lovers of cinema everywhere, and is sure to be a fine addition to the talented Chadwick Boseman's magnificent filmography. Stay tuned for more Dateline Movies!


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