What Is It?
The 2022 fantasy movie, Three Thousand Years Of Longing.
This is how the IMDB describes this movie:
Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic – content with life and a creature of reason.
While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
This presents two problems.
First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong.
The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past.
Eventually, she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.
This is how Wikipedia describes this movie:
Three Thousand Years of Longing is a 2022 fantasy film co-written and directed by George Miller.
An adaptation of the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A. S. Byatt, the film stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.
Three Thousand Years of Longing had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 31, 2022, by United Artists Releasing.
A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.
This was my response when I first saw the trailer for this movie:
This movie looks crazy, creative, interesting, colorful, fun, comedic, and like an experience / adventure.
It also stars one of my favorite actresses, Tilda Swinton, and one of my favorite actors, Idris Elba.
So I definitely want to see this movie, so on curiosity alone.
The day before the trailer was released, I saw the teaser for this movie.
It moved so fast that I had to slow it down to see glimpses of what was happening, and I still had no idea what it was about. 😀
I did hear a voice that sounded like Idris Elba’s voice, so I looked it up to see if I was correct.
I was correct, it was him, and I learned that Tilda Swinton was in the movie as well.
This movie was not as good as I had expected, and it was not as crazy as I had expected.
Also, Tilda Swinton’s and Idris Elba’s chemistry was not as good or strong or believable as I had expected.
This movie was not bad, it just needed less time spent at the hotel, better chemistry between the main actor & actress, and the last act of the movie was probably the worst act.
I would rate it a 3 out of 5.
I do like how it brings up stories and science and the paranormal / supernatural, and I think that it is worth watching at least once.
- John Jr