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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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Guy Ritchie

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Joby Harold (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Arthur
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... The Mage
Jude Law ... Vortigern
Djimon Hounsou ... Bedivere
Eric Bana ... Uther
Aidan Gillen ... Bill
Freddie Fox ... Rubio
Craig McGinlay ... Percival
Tom Wu ... George
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Wet Stick
Neil Maskell ... Back Lack
Annabelle Wallis ... Maggie
Zac Barker Zac Barker ... Young Arthur 2 yrs
Oliver Barker ... Young Arthur 2 yrs
Geoff Bell ... Mischief John
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Storyline

An alternative version of the King Arthur legend. As a boy, Arthur is left orphaned after his father, King Uther Pendragon, and mother are killed in a war waged against them by Vortigern, who then assumes the throne. Arthur flees and is raised in a brothel, knowing very little of his birthright. Vortigern wants Arthur dead, to ensure there is no claimant to the throne. The legends foretell that only the next king will be able to draw Excalibur, Uther's sword, from the rock where it is lodged. So, in an effort to identify Arthur, Vortigern forces all the young men of Arthur's age to attempt to draw out the sword. Now it is Arthur's turn. Written by grantss

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur See more »

Filming Locations:

Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,371,270, 14 May 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,175,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,775,066
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Maciej Kwiatkowski, Wojciech Roguski, and Slawomir Kurek from Prime Fury Stunt Team, which did all motion captures for Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (2015) game, did the motion capture stunts, performance, and fight choreography. See more »

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When Vortigern goes into Catia's room toward the end of the film, one of the birds in the background is clearly a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo (commonly known as a Galah), which is only found in Australia. While everything in this film suggests some fantastical locations around Europe, there is no indication that any character has even been to Australia, much less traveled to collect a bird as a pet. See more »

Quotes

The Mage: You know what we have to do. In order for him to control Excalibur, he needs to go to the Darklands.
Bedivere: That's not happening.
Bedivere: ...Welcome to the Darklands...
The Mage: He needs to take the sword to the tower.
Bedivere: Give me another way.
The Mage: There is no other way. And he has to go alone.
Bedivere: He can't survive the Darklands alone!
The Mage: You don't want all of him to survive, that's the point. You have to break his old self completely, wear him down. You want him to think big? Give him something big to think about.
Bedivere: You're playing ...
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All style, no substance
28 May 2017 | by soundoflightSee all my reviews

Perhaps this movie means more to people who have some kind of attachment or attraction to the King Arthur legend already. That's the only way I can explain how so many people are giving this movie gushing 10/10 reviews.

For me, it was a largely vapid CGI-fest completely devoid of realism or reality. It's pretty much on par with your latest superhero / Avengers type of movie, with fast cut action sequences, explosions, things flying around the screen, and stylized slow motion. I expected more than this from Guy Ritchie.

I also didn't expect it to be so much of a "fantasy" film. I was expecting / hoping for a historical action movie but there is almost no history here. Everything is stylized and made up. The armour and weapons are all made up, the castles are unbelievable and fantastic (huge towers, arches, 1000 ft bridges, etc), African and Asian characters have been inserted, and there are almost no historical references.

So it all kind of mashes together into 2 hours of fantasy-action featuring characters you don't really care about and that have no grounding in any reality that seems to make sense. And you can tell they want to turn this into a franchise with several more sequels. Thankfully we may be spared this horrible future as I hear it's bombing at the box office (there were 2 other people in my theatre). It's a bad film I would never want to see again.


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