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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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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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Take back the kingdom. See more »


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:

UK | 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

Gross USA:

$39,175,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,675,066
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Katie McGrath (Elsa) and Georgina Campbell (Kay) have both worked in projects with actor Alfie Stewart. McGrath worked with him in Merlin: The Hollow Queen (2012), as Daegel and Morgana, respectively, and Campbell worked with him in Sadie J (2011), as Keith and Whitney, respectively. See more »

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The clothing worn by multiple individuals is clearly machine-stitched and not had-sewn. Since the sewing machine would not be invented for nearly 1000 years into the future from the setting of the film, this should not have been possible. See more »

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The Mage: Pick it up. Pick it up with both hands.
King Arthur: YOU pick it up.
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It's Mad, It's Gritty, It's Ritchie, It's The Legend of the Sword
11 May 2017 | by hekovexdSee all my reviews

The rotten tomatoes are pure rubbish on this one.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had at the theater in a long time. From the first minute you're hooked into a fantastic world full of knights, mages, and monstrous beasts! If you're a fan of Guy Ritchie's creative style then this film is him at his absolute best! Hilarious banter between new-found companions, fast paced cuts between intense action scenes, and well developed characters setting up for more adventures to come. The fantasy genre hasn't had this great of an opportunity for a franchise since The Lord of The Rings saga. Once I left the theater I wanted to dive right back into the insane world of Arthur and his companions!

A solid 9/10 for the true king!


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