King Arthur: Legend of the Sword


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

Visit our new websites featuring all the news and latest technology that is about to change the world we live in forever

It’s unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that’s relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it’s in such a hurry to set up a sequel. Thankfully, there are some deeper themes along the way that give the actors something to chew on besides the scenery.

In post-Roman Britain, King Uther (Eric Bana) has been killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who made a deal that involved some very black magic. But Vortigern is haunted by the fact that Uther’s infant son Arthur somehow escaped and will someday return to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile in Londinium, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) has no idea who he really is. Raised in a brothel and trained as a muscled fighter, he has a nice little racket going on. So discovering his identity is a shock. He’s immediately spirited away by a mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and some rebels (Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen) who help him plot how to take back his crown.

The entire film is essentially a chase as Vortigern and his chief goon (Peter Ferdinando) pursue Arthur and his growing band of rebels. That all of this is leading to an epic confrontation is no surprise. But Ritchie oddly frames each action sequence as a splintered montage, which means we’re only ever watching a series of key images with no momentum or context. Some of these work cleverly, but they begin to wear us out: we know what’s happening but we’re not able to experience it ourselves. Thankfully the dialogue has a witty present-day snap that brings the characters and the camaraderie between them to vivid life.

More: Watch interviews with the cast

Hunnam makes a superb hero, charismatic and physically imposing, with a jagged sense of humour and an undercurrent of thoughtful reflection as Arthur struggles with the realisation that he’s a king instead of a street urchin. The ensemble cast is solid around him, although only Law gets the chance to steal scenes as the swaggering baddie with a tortured soul. Ritchie assembles this in a way that leaves us unsure what might come next, so the film is often exciting to watch. Even if the action is too whizzy for its own good, it has a sense of scale that makes it eye-catching. And the script’s exploration of identity and power is actually meaningful. Still, you can’t help but think Ritchie should have made this into a TV series instead.

Watch the trailer for King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Starring: as Arthur Pendragon, as Mage, as Vortigern, as Sir Bedivere, as King Uther Pendragon, as Goosefat Bill Wilson, as Maggie, as Elsa, as Trigger, as Rubio, Craig McGinlay as Percival, Tom Wu as George, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Wet Stick, as Back Lack, Oliver Zac Barker as Young Arthur, as Mischief John, as Igraine, Millie Brady as Catia, Nicola Wren as Lucy, Wil Coban as Brother Blackleg, Bleu Landau as Blue, Jacqui Ainsley as Lady of the Lake, Georgina Campbell as Kay, Rob Knighton as Mordred, Peter Ferdinando as Earl of Mercia, as Jack’s Eye, as Greybeard, James Warren as Mike, Ellie Graham as Maria, Kamil Lemieszewski as Merlin, Michael Hadley as Mage King, Charlie Rawes as Axeman, Kalle Hennie as Viking, Alan Turkington as General 1, Lorraine Bruce as Syren 1, Eline Powell as Syren 2, Hermione Corfield as Syren 3, Peter Guinness as Baron 1, Mark Umbers as Baron 2, as Baron 3, Florence Bell as Woman 1, Anna Brooks Beckman as Woman 2, Cordelia Bugeja as Woman 3, Rebecca Calder as Maid 1, Cristian Lazar as Merchant (uncredited), as Dan Clan Mafia (uncredited), Chris Marchant as Brothel Punter (uncredited), Gintare Beinoraviciute as Noble (uncredited), Alice E. Mayer as Noble Girl (uncredited), Pip Phillips as Prostitute (uncredited), Claira Watson Parr as Noblewoman (uncredited), Ruolan Zhang as Chinese Tea Lady (uncredited), Alphonso Austin as Slave Labourer (uncredited), Raed Abbas as Merchant Qadeer Abdul (uncredited), Rudy Barrow as Londinium Fighter (uncredited), as Brothel Punter (uncredited), Gregor Babic as Mage (uncredited), Daniel Stisen as SPAC / Londinum Fighter (uncredited), Joel Bryant as Londinium Fighter (uncredited), Perry Burke as Blackleg Knight (uncredited), Dacio Caballero as Fighter (uncredited), Randeep Chana as Dan Clan (uncredited), Lucy Chappell as Young Mother (uncredited), Jamie Ben Chambers as Knight (uncredited), Pedro Caxade as Vortigern’s Guard (uncredited), Nick Cornwall as Clan Head 1 (uncredited), Tom Coulston as Pendragon Army (uncredited), Karl Farrer as Nobleman (uncredited), Edward Mannering as Londinium Warrior (uncredited), Brendan McCoy as Mage (uncredited), Harry Palmer as Blackleg Knight (uncredited)

Beware of other sites you have never heard of giving you news, a lot of them are just wanting to feed you multiple popup adverts and malware

Visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/notinthemainstreamnews/
We use all our content under fair use to compare who is Fake and who is not, we do not claim ownership at all, all stories are published by the owners as FREE RSS Feeds.

Othen.bizRegisteredgites.com Giteinfrance.biz – Simonothen.com = Northernsoulers.uk – LaBataille.co.uk

In the same category are

Sigrid: Attacking pop from left-of-centre Image copyright Francesca Allen Image caption Sigrid: "I love shifting between being super cute and aggressive. It's funny." Last week, in the mid...
Swans – Leeds Stylus 20th of May 2017 Live Review Swans are arguably the kings of experimental music. Whether it be them rising to the top of the grim no wave scene in the early 80's, the as-weird-as-...
Paul Leith: The illustrator the internet forgot Image copyright Paul Leith Image caption Paul Leith learned about making things with felt from his wife, Tina Used to pencils and paint - not pixe...
Manchester attack: Ariana Grande plans benefit gig Image copyright PA Image caption The singer said she wanted to spend time with her fans Ariana Grande is to return to Manchester to play a benefit...
Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May This has been a grim and bruising week in the news, with 22 people killed and 64 injured in the Manchester suicide bombing.The attack occurred after a...
Baywatch: Amazing or awful? Image copyright Paramount Image caption Baywatch is released in UK cinemas on 29 May It's strange to go to the cinema and come out feeling like yo...
Germany’s Wacken hard rock festival gets beer pipeline Image copyright AFP Image caption Plentiful beer is only to be expected at the Wacken annual hard rock festival An underground beer pipeline is be...
7 times Katie Hopkins hit the headlines Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Katie Hopkins joined LBC in April 2016 Katie Hopkins first came to the public's attention as a contesta...
Mario Testino auctions off his private collection Legendary photographer Mario Testino is selling off his private collection of art to raise an anticipated £8m to support his cultural institute Museo ...
Linkin Park – One More Light Album Review Review of One More Light Album by Linkin Park Having shed their nu-metal skin long ago, Linkin Park have released their seventh album of new materia...
Ariana Grande back in top 40 with One Last Time Ariana Grande's 2015 single One Last Time has re-entered the Official Singles Chart at number 11.The track, which was originally released as a single ...
Mario Testino to display ‘precious’ art pieces Image copyright Mario Testino Image caption Mario Testino is selling his art to help fund his Museo MATE in Lima The extensive private art collec...
BBC Store to shut its doors in November Image caption The service was launched with some fanfare in November 2015 A BBC service that let people buy and "keep" BBC shows is to close less ...
Baz Luhrmann says more of Netflix’s The Get Down ‘unlikely’ Image copyright Netflix Image caption The first series of The Get Down ran to 11 episodes Director Baz Luhrmann has admitted that a second series ...
Oprah intervention made me grow up says Jamie Foxx Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jamie Foxx was named best actor at the 2005 Oscars Jamie Foxx has revealed an intervention from US talk...
Glasgow gallery left empty for ‘cancelled’ exhibition Image copyright Glasgow Life Image caption Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art are inviting the public to suggest uses for the space An empty gallery ...
What we learned from the new Game Of Thrones series seven trailer If you thought you'd be spending July out in the sunshine, you might want to change your plans.Game Of Thrones returns this summer and promises to kee...

Special Promotion

Fancy a holiday in rural France ?

Find your ideal holiday accommodation in France, with peace of mind that all our properties are officially registered

Our aim is to provide potential holiday makers with a choice of properties, all of which are officially recognised by the French authorities as holiday lettings.  Every gite and holiday accommodation on our website is registered in France in one of two ways. It is either registered with the local Mayor as a tourism/short stay property or is is registered as a holiday letting business in France and so has a SIRET number. We will not advertise any properties unless we have seen evidence of this. If you want anymore information about this, please do contact us.

Follow us on Twitter 


View the original article: http://www.contactmusic.com/film/review/king-arthur-legend-of-the-sword

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Other Video sections include:  Disclose TV – Twit Podcasts – Coming Soon our own Youtube Channel

We also recommend the excellent “No Agenda Podcast”  with Adam Curry & John C Dvorak


Comment on this story