Tuesday, May 9, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

Charlie Hunnam stars in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Knights of the Bordello

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.

Djimon Hounsou advises, "Don't worry. You'll soon know what all the fuss is about." After 126 uninspiring minutes of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I'm still waiting. After fouling the memory of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ritchie comes this close to ruining the lore of King Arthur. The opening (featuring Eric Bana) is terrific; but what follows, closer resembles an overloud music video, than a $100 million summer blockbuster. Half the movie is spent convincing Arthur "he's the one," followed by a predictable CGI-infused fight to the death over England. In between, a poor-man's version of Game of Thrones.

Grade: D