King Arthur

King Arthur

Legend of the Sword

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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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 is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not.
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, 2017
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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A LE MORTE D'ARTHUR prequel by Guy Ritchie starring Jax (Charlie Hunnam) from SONS OF ANARCHY as the boy king who pulls the sword from the stone. This is LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS version of Camelot. At first I didn't think it was going to work -- and I'm a Guy Ritchie fan -- but succeed it does. Jude Law as the evil uncle Vortigern building his own Tower of Babel is the pillar of the production. He provides a fascinating portrait of a power-hungry ruler, paranoid and ruthless, forever on the lookout for ways to augment his stature. What many of the commentators miss is that Ritchie, in our post-BREXIT world, is calling for a renewed English nationalism, and it is clearly not of the Tory/UKIP variety; rather, it is multi-ethnic (kung-fu fighters and Africans hoisting a mug with Vikings), egalitarian and populist. I agree. If Western democracy is to be renewed our best chance is a governing Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

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Bohemianheart
Dec 08, 2017

Nothing like what was presented to you in the trailer. The best part of this disaster was looking at Eric Bana but is a serious waste of his talent. The same should be said for Jude Law.
They couldn't decide where to go with this movie. Would have been better off just making a modern, medieval movie rather than trying to drag a King Arthur theme into it. Too much cheesy CGE and not one Led Zepplin song. Possibly a younger crowd who doesn't know any history may enjoy this movie. Dismal disappointment.

AL_ELIA Nov 27, 2017

For the 'Guy Ritchie' style, it is a well done film. However, If you're an arthurian legend enthusiast, this is not the film for you. Right from the beginning I couldn't get passed the made-up war with mages vs. english citizens. Mordred is made out to be nothing more than a Lord of the Rings Witch King. Different bits and pieces of the legend are miss matched together and don't really hold the integrity of any of the original story lines. Nothing is even very historically accurate for the time period. What we know as vikings weren't present in England at the time, it was mostly Saxons. It all just seemed like an excuse to over exaggerate the fantasy battle scenes. I love sci-fi/fantasy action films just as much as the next person. I think if Ritchie wanted to put his spin on a medieval setting he would have been better off inventing his own story line instead of trying to take on the beloved tales of King Arthur.

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simonbrenden
Nov 19, 2017

Very poor. I enjoyed many of Guy Ritchie's other films like Lock, Stock,...., Snatch, and the Sherlock Holmes films but he seemed to be lazy here and used the same kind of dialogue that would have worked in Lock, Stock. A huge budget and he couldn't be bothered to work on the dialogue!! Don't bother with this one.

PimaLib_AmyP Nov 19, 2017

I personally loved this take of the King Arthur story. It's uniqueness was very entertaining. I've always been a fan of Guy Ritchie films and as this is one of his first true fantasy films, I'd say he nailed it. There were just a few things I didn't like about it, but it was mostly during some of the fighting scenes. If you're looking for the original King Arthur story, look elsewhere. Guy's take of the story goes in a complete different direction, and if you can ignore the original story, then you'll love this. The dialogue was witty and hilarious. Sometimes the transitioning scenes seemed a bit busy, but nothing I'm not used to with his films. Overall very entertaining and a bit risky.

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hammer59
Nov 18, 2017

One WILD ride! Hail Guy Ritchie, VICTORIOUS!

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qchamps2016
Nov 06, 2017

Already return the movie King Arthur Legend of the sword.

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Vrouk
Oct 11, 2017

It feels like several different movies/video games mashed into one, and a sliver of the original Arthur story in the middle. I like the rest of the cast, but the Arthur actor was horrible. I wanted him to die in the film, and Arthur is someone you're suppose to be cheering for. Why not just do the Arthur legend, since it's been a long time for a faithful version of Arthur to appear on the big screen. I think if they recast Arthur, and did a faithful version it wouldn't have been such a disaster of a film.

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leticiaAvonLady
Oct 11, 2017

I love Charlie Hunnam! Surprised to see my other love, David Beckham. I enjoyed the movie very much. I was not expecting a National Geographic history of King Arthur.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 05, 2017

The movie got off to a bad start, but after ten minutes the story started to get more interesting. The sound track is one of the worst I've ever heard. For about 2/3 of the film, there was what at first seemed to be someone whistling tunelessly that ran over all the music. Then I finally realized it was someone wheezing--like a long distance runner gasping for breath while trying to look and sound cool. Need I say it was annoying? It gave me a headache.The CGI was okay, but probably more interesting to 12-year-olds than adults and none of it helped the story along or had any purpose other than getting good reviews from people who love CGI. Worth watching, but not spectacular.

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