King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an average attempt to reboot the Arthurian myth. The movie is the journey of Arthur to take back his throne after it was taken over by his wicked uncle Vortigern by killing his entire family.
Arthur, played by Charlie Hunnam, is a witty and smart guy. He grows up in a brothel, learns martial arts but, is unaware of his royal lineage. Vortigern, played by Jude Law, is hungry for power and will do anything to keep the throne.
Arthur is helped by a group a people who want the cruel Vortigern dead too. An enigmatic young woman called ‘The Mage’, played by Astrid Frisbey is the only female character in the team. She uses her dark magic powers to help Arthur.
The most important scene of the movie where Arthur pulls out the sword ‘Excalibur’ from the big boulder isn’t that effective. It is further ruined by David Beckham’s bad acting cameo.
On an emotional level, you don’t feel much for Arthur and for his struggle to become the King. The story defies logic at many places and you just cannot ignore them. The director, Guy Ritchie brings in his stylized slow-motion action sequences which we have already seen in Sherlock Holmes.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a VFX heavy film with lots of action and dark magic creatures. Go for this film with fewer expectations and you might enjoy it.
Rating – 💋💋 & 1/2
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Action
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen