King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
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The reviews are tearing it apart but I actually enjoyed this one. It's a fun flashy blockbuster movie, with guy richie dialog and a spectacular opening sequence. Don't over expect anything and you'll find yourself enjoying it.
I don't know about you but I really liked this movie: great writing - not a single boring moment, great casting and performances, really good special effects... besides, Guy Ritchie can make a pile of compost look cool on camera
just pls don't go into this and get pissed by their cockney accent while you expected historical accuracy and middle age slang or whatnot...
There are those who require adaptations to be faithful to the source material, and then there are those, like me, who appreciate a crazy remix. King Arthur Legend of the Sword is one such remix, more Jack Kirby's Demon than La Morte d'Arthur, and though I wouldn't say it's as good as Guy Ritchie's previous two "remixes" - Sherlock Holmes and Man from UNCLE - it's still gonna go on my list of most underrated films of the year. Obviously crafted to be the first in a series, entirely focused on the part of Arthurian legend when Arthur becomes King, it still works as a one-off, which I guess it will be given its reception. But focusing on how it's not a play-by-play of La Morte is unproductive. This isn't that Arthur. This is rock'n'roll Arthur. Cockney grifter rogue rebel Arthur. Kung fu superhero Arthur. Crisp dialog, slick heist-movie editing, and a grand battle between men and magic. Its only real flaw is how dingy it is (is that in Charlie Hunnam's contract boilerplate? The Lost City of Z was the same); it really needed to be front-lit more. But overall, it was a lot more fun than it had any right to be.
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