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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

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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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Raised on the streets. Born to be king. 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:

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

Guinevere was originally going to be a part of this movie, as Arthur's love interest. However, Guy Ritchie said he couldn't give that story line enough screen time, so the character was rewritten and became Mage. See more »

Goofs

The lighting throughout the film is wrong.

The scenes by candlelight are too bright and contain too little flickering. The daytime scenes inside of building are too bright considering the limited number of windows and their small sizes. See more »

Quotes

Vortigern: What kind of man would you have become if had you inherited your father's kingdom and all its advantages instead of being raised in a brothel? What gave you such drive, hmmm?
[later on]
King Arthur: You wanted to know what gave me such drive. It was you. You put me in that brothel. You cut me on the streets. I am here now because of you. You created me. And for that, I bless you.
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The Warner Bros, Village Roadshow, Ratpac Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures logos are made of newly-forged metal and appear in reverse. See more »


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The Life
Written by Gareth Williams
Licensed courtesy of Human LLC & Microsoft Corporation
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Guy Ritchie at his best!!
9 May 2017 | by yesterdayman2002See all my reviews

Saw this at a Promo Screening last night and have been shocked by the harsh reviews from the critics.

I went in expecting to see a by-the-numbers generic fantasy like the ones Disney churns out regularly. But instead I was surprised to find that Guy Ritchie has applied to King Arthur the same style and technique that made his Sherlock Holmes films so beloved.

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. The action is good, the effects are good, but it is the manner of delivery of it all that brings this to greatness.

The acting is solid, some characters are less developed than others but I did not feel that this hurt the movie at all.

I've seen King Arthur movies before but have never seen it told in this manner, it is to King Arthur what Batman Begins was to Batman.

Should you see it? If you did not enjoy Guy Ritchie's other works, especially the Sherlock Holmes films then you may have issues with his style, but if you were entertained by any of his other films then there should be no reason for you to not be entertained here also.


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