Film director of King Arthur: Guy Ritchie
Director Arthur King: David Beckham, Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana
King Arthur movie rating: 1.5 stars
The legend of Arthur was born by dragging the Excalibur sword from the stone, and all we are asking is if David Beckham basically tried to look ugly as evil soldier of the evil king. Well, it is. And so, that’s the kind of movie that King Arthur is trying to reinvent a legendary 5th and 6th century hero trying to be, very cool 21st century, very Guy Ritchie.
People are more of the crowds created by CGI, the years are little more than a fast moving camera and the Chinese are little more than kung-fu fighters in Arthur Stroke (Hunnam) to his throne. A lot of heads slides along the canal, many eyes are rolled up by the wizard (a always dreary Berges-Frisbey, killing an English accent) inviting the magic to help Arthur, a lot of great animals wander Inside and outside, a bit of Christian mythology blends, and many swords move, often without obvious value.
Women, unless they have powers like magic, only to be raped, beaten, imprisoned or killed. Men enjoy their femininity easily and escape because, well, you know, you should not take any of this seriously.
Sometimes Ritchie can capture his attention, just as with the snakes suspected of evil Arthur’s uncle derives his powers, which have been used by him to defeat and kill Arthur’s father (Bana). Ritchie can be fun, and the movie, in spite of itself, is curious in parts.
But this is due to the natural charm of Hunnam and the pleasure of seeing the law engulfed in a throne, dressed in a casual shirt and pants with a crown in the loose hairline.
However, Ritchie promised five more sequels. Camelot also finished.