King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is a 2017 action film starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey. It is directed by Guy Ritchie (known for RocknRolla and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.). A synopsis for the film reads: “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”.
When I first watched the trailer some months ago and considering the fact that Guy Ritchie is directing this I thought one thing to be sure – this movie will NOT BE a classical King Arthur story. What happens here instead is that Ritchie took the concept of the King Arthur and Excalibur’s myths and made an original film in a way only he can. Some points I would like to raise are: Charlie Hunnam is an excellent actor with huge potential, Jude Law is at his best, this movie won’t be the same without him. Hunnam and Law were one of the reasons I wanted to watch this movie and they have a good chemistry on screen.
The soundtrack is well chosen, the overall atmosphere is excellent and the effects are spot on. A Guy Ritchie move I noticed in his films and is used in this one as well is the filming in slow motion which adds value to a brilliant story. What you should NOT expect from this movie is a regular King Arthur story. In this film is the witty dialogue and creative editing we’ve (at least some of us) have come to love from Guy Ritchie. There was never a boring scene throughout and I felt that this movie had all the elements to keep its viewers entertained. The action is good and the manner of delivery of it all brings this to greatness. The acting is solid, some characters are less developed than others, but I didn’t feel that this hurt the movie at all.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is out in cinemas everywhere !