Details from IMDB:
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.
I’ve always loved fantasy movies. Anything with magic, sword fighting, knights, I’m usually interested unless it’s terrible. I had heard about this new take on King Arthur (and I knew Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy) plus I wanted to wait and see Wonder Woman on my birthday (and in IMAX) so Saturday night we saw this.
I haven’t seen a lot of Guy Ritchie films (only the Sherlock Holmes ones actually) but I like his style and this further convinced me go. Anyway as usual I won’t get into the plot. Arthur is approached from a much different perspective in this movie, he’s much more the reluctant hero and has a much harder life than has been shown in any other movie.
I thought Hunnam did a good job, he approached the role with humor when needed and looked great in all the fight scenes. Ritchie does a great job with montages and is always inventive with action scenes. The special effects are good and Jude Law (and the rest of the cast) also put in good performances.
The problem is while it’s a different take on Arthur, I still ultimately found the plot to be predictable. Not only but with an over 2 hour running time I also got bored, It seemed like the big showdown gets postponed several times. I also found the humor to be forced at times and not always funny.
Excellent costumes in this movie, it’s not something I’d normally say but I appreciate the director’s attention to detail there. The armor in particular looks very cool. So I give this a mild recommendation and 7 out of 10. I’m probably one of the few people who did see this film (as it was apparently a flop). There was a plan to do 5 more of these but I can’t see that happening now. In any case if you do go please no kids, ages 13+ for sure. Until next time (which will be a movie review, I’ve seen a lot lately).