There’s a spicy “blink and you’ll miss it” moment in Outlaw King, the new movie from Hell or High Water’s David Mackenzie. The moment occurs about 90 minutes into the new film about the war for Scottish independence, and the “it” is Chris Pine’s, well, everything.
The moment really does go by in all the time it takes to snap one’s fingers. It happens so fast it probably won’t strike you on first viewing, which means you’ll need a second viewing, possibly a sixth depending on either your obsessive compulsion or your Pine obsession. Complicating matters is Mackenzie’s decision to capture Pine’s glory in a medium wide shot; he rises from Loch waters, we see him in his birthday suit, and the rest of Outlaw King goes on with Pine fully clothed and frequently caked either in mud or his enemies’ viscera. You may just write off Pine’s brief nudity as not worth the fuss, as Mackenzie himself has done.
But 2018 is a year for male nakedness, and watching Pine bare all on screen (even on a Netflix screen, where your mileage will vary) is significant. He’s a big movie star, the biggest to get naked in a movie …read more
Source:: The Week – Entertainment