December 16, 2018

Mary Queen of Scots is in select theaters on December 7th, 2018.

Mary Queen of Scots is based on a true story with Saoirse Ronan playing Mary Stuart and Margo Robbie as Queen Elizabeth.

Mary Stuart was a catholic queen who was the ruler of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth was a Protestant who felt very threatened by her possible claim to the English throne, and her ability to bear children. Queen Elizabeth never married and had no heir for her throne. Mary ended up having a son who ruled over both England and Scotland.

The history of these events is very interesting and I do enjoy period pieces. This movie felt like walking through mud and didn’t explain enough of any of the situations. Both of these women lived extraordinary lives that were very complicated. With so much to tell it all felt crammed together and some scenes were brushed over or just didn’t make sense.

Overall I was expecting an elaborate period piece that was historically accurate. This felt like a mushed up teen drama.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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