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‘Damsel’ On Netflix Movie Review: Millie Bobby Brown’s Magnetic Performance Compels You To Watch A Rather Predictable Fairytale

Outlook Rating:
3.5 / 5

Netflix is here with its latest film, ‘Damsel’, starring Millie Bobby Brown. Is the film worth your time? Or can you simply skip it? Read the full movie review to find out.

A Still From ‘Damsel’ Photo: Instagram

Everyone has seen ‘Game Of Thrones’ and whoever hasn’t, you’re in luck. Netflix has brought a fairytale which will take you again to the land of dragons and to kingdoms where betrayal is present in every nook and corner. The film has been in talks since quite a long time especially because of its star cast. Here’s all you need to know about the film.

‘Damsel’: Story

A dutiful, sheltered young noblewoman (Millie Bobby Brown) agrees to marry a handsome prince (Nick Robinson). The two meet and talk about their views on life, and start liking each other. However, this all seems to be a façade from the side of the prince’s family. It doesn’t take even a full day to get over after the wedding of the two that the noblewoman discovers that the prince’s family intends to sacrifice her to repay an ancient debt high up in the mountains. After a small ritual, she is flung into the dungeon of a dreaded dragon. Trapped in the cave of this fearsome dragon she finds out that she isn’t the first woman to face this fate. There were many like her that came before her and had to face their death in the hands of the dragon. Now, she must rely on her wits and determination to survive. What happens next, is what the film is all about.

‘Damsel’: Performances

Millie Bobby Brown’s performance was the glue that held the entire film together. She has this magnetic ability to draw your attention towards her, which is why you’re stuck to the screens for the entire duration. She manages to get the nuances in the accent to perfection, but what is best is the way she shifts between emotions of love, joy and suddenly to pure hatred and anger.

Robin Wright as the queen was so brilliantly cast. She gave those perfect evil queen feels not just in the way she behaved but even in the way she delivered her lines. The pauses that she took, the twitches in the eyebrows that she made, were all so subtle yet powerful in establishing her as negative energy in the film.

Angela Bassett has been wasted in a character that could have been done by just about any other junior artiste.

None of the other actors have any stand out performance which is noteworthy.

‘Damsel’: Cast & Crew

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright

Available On: Netflix

Duration: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

‘Damsel’: Can Kids Watch It?


Outlook’s Verdict

Damsel’ is sure to remind you of ‘Game Of Thrones’ and the iconic dragon fights and flights. Even though this story is just another predictable fairytale and way different from ‘GOT’, still you’ll be reminded of the fearsome creatures quite a lot. Despite being predictable, the performance of Millie Bobby Brown has a magnetic factor that compels you to watch it. You will be thoroughly entertained throughout. On days when you’re feeling lonesome and want a reassurance on where your life is headed, this is definitely going to reaffirm your life beliefs. It’s a Breezy Repeatable Watch. I am going with 3.5 stars.