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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 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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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 »


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

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Originally, Joel Kinnaman was cast as Lancelot and Kit Harington was cast as King Arthur. The movie was delayed because the studio wanted a more well-known cast, with a greatly reduced budget. See more »

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After Vortigern kills his daughter, Arthur fights the Blacklegs, and during the fight, he is wounded in the left arm, just under the shoulder. Once the fight is finished, his arm is unwounded. See more »

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Vortigern: You and I have a lot more in common than you think. It's not just the same blood we share, but also the same interests. We both developed a palate for power.
King Arthur: I've never had any power, or any desire to achieve it. Sire, I could simply drift away never to be seen again.
Vortigern: As much as I would like to believe you, your character makes that unlikely.
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An Entertaining Adaptation of King Arthur & Excalibur Sword
11 May 2017 | by MichaelNontonMuluSee all my reviews

Wow, this is one heck of a movie. I was overwhelmed with some of the scenes, especially the fighting scenes in the beginning, the middle and also in the end. There was a wonderful opening credit scene which I felt was very awesome. It lasted probably only 5 minutes but it really impressed me. And, the movie also had some brief parts which were fun to see, like the scene when Arthur was telling the story about the Vikings. Out of the whole fighting scenes, the one that I enjoyed most was in the middle which I felt was rather breathtaking and having an ultimate amazing ending.

Apart from the cool action sequences, the movie also had some dramatic moments and surprises. I really think that the way Guy Ritchie directed this movie made it very enjoyable. I did feel some similarities with other movies that he directed like the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011, especially in the part of using pieces of flash backs to explain something.

I think the special effects to the movie was very good, which should not be a surprise considering it has a USD 175 million budget. My only worry is with such hefty budget, it may not be having a large profit since the movie itself might not appeal to some hardline fans of the folklore of King Arthur, Excalibur, mages and so on, due to the rather unusual way of story telling. Some people might also feel that the movie lacks the cruelty & violence of a medieval era war kind of movie such as Kingdom of Heaven or Game of Thrones TV series. For my personal view though, this movie was just nice since its attraction is certainly on the way the story being told, and again, its fighting sequence.

The sound effects of the movie were very good. Some background music truly gave extra sense of suspense or sadness and so on. The duration of 2 hours was just perfect to me, and I honestly felt there was no dull moment. There was no post-credit scene for you to wait, except if you enjoy listening to the soundtrack song & music. Before I forgot, there was a cameo appearance of the popular soccer player David Beckham. Let's see if you noticed him.

So for those who want to enjoy a nice action adventure film in the medieval period with some sword and sorcery plus the background of King Arthur with the knights of the round table, then you would definitely enjoy this one (especially if you are a fan of Guy Ritchie's works). Now if you are not a fan of this kind of movie or you prefer a more bloody/violent movie, then perhaps this one would be a bit soft.

For my complete review, pls have a look at michaelnontonmulu.blogspot.co.id


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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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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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