King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

(2 customer reviews)

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Once he pulls the sword from the stone, he must acknowledge his true legacy…like it or not.

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Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Once he pulls the sword from the stone, he must acknowledge his true legacy…like it or not.

This film was released in 2017, was directed by Guy Ritchie, and featured Charlie Hunnam as the title character. The film was supposed to be the first of what could have been a shared universe of films, but unfortunately it did not do well enough to warrant a sequel. The film didn’t do well critically either, though many praised Charlie Hunnam’s performance.

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2 reviews for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dee Libecap

    Loved it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nik

    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It is in absolutely no way historically accurate, but it’s definitely entertaining from start to finish. I liked the characters and thought all the performances were awesome, and the action and imagery was something else (towards the beginning, when Eric Bana’s character Uther is fighting the big baddy, the image looks like it was lifted directly from Frank Frazetta’s oil painting “The Death Dealer”). Some of the plot felt rushed and some of the characters were definitely under-utilized, but I’ve read that largely had to do with studio interference and restrictions to significantly shorten the run time. One scene in particular, a montage, felt as though it deserved at least 30 or 45 minutes unto itself. The director, Guy Ritchie, managed to salvage the scene with his characteristic snappy editing and quippy dialogue, but it doesn’t change the fact that the moment and character development felt a bit rushed. Still, it was an enjoyable movie and one that I’d definitely recommend buying on blu-ray if you’re a fan of high fantasy. Just manage your expectations and go into this film NOT expecting high art.

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