The King's Daughter

Director: Sean McNamara
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 0.0

France's King Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan) is driven to become "immortal" so he has his henchmen capture a mermaid (Fan Bingbing) to conduct medical experiments on - at the same time, he brings an orphaned woman named Marie-Josèphe (Kaya Scodelario) to Versailles to play music ... and she just so happens to be his long-lost daughter.  The fact that this was shot and completed in 2014 and released now, some eight years later, tells you how terrible it really is: the combination of science fiction and historical romance doesn't work because it isn't good at either genre, and then there's the cheap CGI and hammy dialogue.  William Hurt, playing Jesuit priest François de la Chaise, manages to not completely embarrass himself, but the same cannot be said for Brosnan.  On a comical business-related note, one of the co-producers of the movie, Evergrande, defaulted on $300 billion dollars in debt back in 2021 ... misspending on junk like this will do that to you (and not lead you to the lost city of Atlantis, which is "supposed" to be Beijing).