Tuesday, October 18, 2011

76. Queen Christina

Queen Christina

Okay, this is my fifth review for the day and I am getting tired of listening to myself.  But I really wanted to get caught up.  My reward will be a cookie.  I am a very healthy person.

Greta Garbo plays Queen Christina of Sweden.  Christina's story is actually incredibly interesting.  I think I mentioned before though, that our history education is limited in the States to the American Revolution and the Civil War.  We rarely even talked about Vietnam.  Why on earth would Americans be ashamed of that one???

Anyway, almost every scene of this movie is Garbo's, so it is a good thing she did so well.  I still am on Team Dietrich in this dispute but I have to admit Garbo was amazing.  The parts of Christina's life they chose to dwell on, though, aren't very interesting which is a shame, because it could have been thrilling.  i would definitely rent it.  Cookie time!

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Read more about the Queen here.

Garbo did one scene to a metronome because it was so meticulously choreographed.

Fan made trailer:


  1. A classic case of a good movie and an even better story. The real story is so amazing that it is worth an entire television season.

    1. Had not given this one a second thought but definitely a candidate for the revisit!