In a Nutshell: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Surprisingly enjoyable….this version of Arthur‘s sword legend is good fun and very well made by Guy Ritchie. Another case of me wanting to watch something but not sure what, I randomly chose and was rewarded. Somewhere at the back of my mind I recalled negative reviews but…hmm…why??? I quite liked the incorporation of fantasy creatures in this context – it is, after all, a movie about legends. What I really enjoyed was the “narration” type sequences…these were simply superb especially the one with Arthur explaining his encounter with the Vikings. The interesting choice of soundtrack is also spot on.

As mentioned, Guy Ritchie directs with Charlie Hunnam taking on the role of Arthur, who’s sometimes a little too witty but hey…it does mostly fit. Jude Law is Vortigen, Eric Bana has a small role as Uther with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Tom Wu, Aidan Gillen and a whole lot more adding to a great cast.

So, I think, forget the negative reviews out there and be entertained with pure escapism.

 

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