If Jonathan Swift were alive to see his satire brought into the 21st century, he would weep. Weep, not because Gulliver’s Travels is a terrible film, but because of what it might have been.
(UK) Epic love story? Check. Sumptuous period costumes and sets? Check. Star-studded cast? Check. However, all these elements could not save The Young Victoria from being a real plodder of a historical drama. Set in the early days of Queen Victoria’s (Emily Blunt) life as she maneuvered the treacherous waters of political and social intrigue, it also chronicles the heady romance she had with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).