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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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Temptation blackens the heart. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur  »

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,371,270 (USA) (12 May 2017)

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$38,534,645 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Aidan Gillen (Bill), Michael McElhatton (Jack's Eye), and Eline Powell (Syren 2) have all starred on Game of Thrones (2011). Gillen stars as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, while McElhatton starred as Roose Bolton, and Powell as Bianca. Only Gillen and McElhatton shared scenes together in the T.V. series. See more »

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Towards the end of the film, the Vikings are asked to kneel before Arthur. The leader of the Viking delegation, just before kneeling, gives an exaggerated, arms-out shrug of submission, then the camera switches to a shot from behind where the Viking leader does the exact same shrug. See more »

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King Arthur: I'm not getting drawn into this mess! There's an army of you, there's only one of me! I'll talk, I'm happy to talk. But there is NO WAY that I am fighting.
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Guy Ritchie has hit the nail on the head with this Fantasy film.
10 May 2017 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I am not a cynical person and I tend to see the good in something, most of the time cynical people will feel the need to crucify an artifact if it disrupts their sensibilities. But it is rare when a film touches someone so deeply that they who seldom type a review to type one.

I went into the film expecting an excellent film and it exceeded expectations, from what I saw from the trailer I knew this wasn't going to be another forgettable blockbuster film with no character. The trailer itself had creativity which is lacking in most films today, an appeal, a certain style that offers uniqueness and it's this uniqueness that gives the film significant value.

I loved the structure of the storytelling, we are introduced to plenty of characters and somehow the film gets across the feeling that we know each and every character introduced. This is the function of these fast pasted micro stories within the film, you need to be paying attention to keep up. While keeping interest within the main character and his struggles. It can be noted that the film has the lovable rogue trope down to a T.

If not paying attention and fully immersing yourself within this film its artistry could be overlooked or the denouement may be an 'ok' or 'I got entertained just as I expected to be' and may be seen as just another big blockbuster film, the fact that it came out one week after GotG would not help this case.

The FX are incredible and well put together in a cohesive manner, you will see the famous Guy Ritchie slow-mo action sequences. Incredible zoom in-out and pan across on action sequences much like Assassins Creed. All to communicate to the viewer exactly what is going on and where.

I understand there are a thousand different contributing factors that make someone like or dislike a film.

I am in a good place within my life and I am a great lover of fantasy, this story captivated me and made me feel empathy toward the characters. The way the story was told was relevant today it was quick and fast paced for today's attention spans. I greatly enjoyed the English slang humour it was quick wit at its best and to see within a fantasy film was a delight. It has shown the fantasy genre in a new light and hopefully inspires other film artists to apply out of the box thinking when creating fantasy films.

I can see how people not from the UK would not get the humour and may not fully understand the distinctions between meaning and intention.

Everyone will take away something different depending where you are within your life and as to what reason we watch films. You can take away an entertaining fast pasted fantasy film where good triumphs evil. Alternatively, you can take away philosophical means after all that is the single principle of storytelling. For me, it related to the journey of finding yourself and your purpose and most importantly that we all have the strength to become the person we are. Themes of death were prominent, as was loyalty and family.

All in all excellent film will watch again.


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