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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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
Mikael Persbrandt dropped out of the long-running "Beck" series, which made him a star in Sweden, to appear in this film. See more »
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 »
Nice new take on the King Arthur hero's journey. "Man must overcome losing father and find the king within." With a villain you can really hate, a hero you can identify with, and side characters you can love, be ready for a two-hour trip into a fantastical world.
Above all, the special effects make this movie. I saw it in 3D, and I was happy they kept the 3D effects in the "not cheesy" range. I'm happy it didn't trigger my motion sickness too.
This is definitely NOT a chick flick, but I'm not holding that against it. ;) The occasionally witty dialogue made for some enjoyable lighthearted moments, giving the comic relief a battle-intensive movie needs.
Overall, if you want to vicariously kick some ass, this is the movie for you. 😊
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