Rent King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

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Synopsis:
Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the classic Excalibur myth that traces Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When his father is murdered and his uncle seizes the crown, Arthur is robbed of his birthright and must grow up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Steve Clark-Hall, Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram
Voiced By:
Lexi Wolfe
Writers:
Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, David Dobkin
Aka:
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Top 100 Films, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Arthur with Swagger - Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a rebel, setting new standards as king
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Arthur With Swagger - Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a rebel
  • Sword from the Stone - Go on set with director Guy Ritchie as he breathes new life and luster into England's most iconic legend!
  • Parry and Bleed - Charlie Hunnam and other cast members get a crash course in swordplay
  • Building on the Past - Watch the creation of medieval urban life as Londinium is built from the ground up
  • And More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Thai
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Icelandic, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Mandarin, Swedish, Thai
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Arthur With Swagger - Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a rebel
  • Sword from the Stone - Go on set with director Guy Ritchie as he breathes new life and luster into England's most iconic legend!
  • Parry and Bleed - Charlie Hunnam and other cast members get a crash course in swordplay
  • Building on the Past - Watch the creation of medieval urban life as Londinium is built from the ground up
  • And More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, Czech, English, English Audio Description, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Thai
Subtitles:
Arabic, Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German Hard of Hearing, Hungarian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Arthur With Swagger - Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a rebel
  • Sword from the Stone - Go on set with director Guy Ritchie as he breathes new life and luster into England's most iconic legend!
  • Parry and Bleed - Charlie Hunnam and other cast members get a crash course in swordplay
  • Building on the Past - Watch the creation of medieval urban life as Londinium is built from the ground up
  • And More!

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Reviews (16) of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Great Action - Good Humour - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review by RB

Spoiler Alert
13/10/2017

Well you either like Guy Ritchie films or you don't. I thought that this was great fun full of action and didn't expect it to be traditional which is probably why I enjoyed it so much!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Rubbish - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review by RH

Spoiler Alert
03/12/2017

Could only watch 15 mins

A waste of 175 million dollars (criminal waste of money)

Ok for kids about 7 or 8

Guy Richie as usual up his own ***e

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

How do these things get a green light ? - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review by GB

Spoiler Alert
30/01/2018

It's become obvious to anyone except the "lads" of "geezerville" that Guy Ritchie shot his bolt with his first 2 films. Lock Stock and Snatch were fine, genre rousing British gangster movies. Sadly, his output since can be best described a "sporadic" at best. This film is without a doubt his worst misguided attempt. He tries to bring something new to the "Arthurian Legend" and ends up with a confusing mish mash of geezers, fantasy, legends and CGI overloads that frankly you sit wondering who approved this stuff ? Even if you suspend your disbelief long enough it's still a dreadful movie. Charlie Hunham, Aidan GIllen and Jude Law are usually dependable actors, but here they flounder with dreadful screenwriting and a soundtrack that can't decide whether it's rock music or classical. A word of warning - Any King Arthur film that starts with 200ft elephants on screen in the first minute tells you all you need to know about the next 2 hours. I will save you my pain and advise you to give up at this point and go and watch some paint dry, it will undoubtedly be more enjoyable than this drivel !

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (aka Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Don’t bother looking for any historically accurate elements in Legend of the Sword. This is not the textbook version of King Arthur you read about in literature class, but the amped up comic book adaptation you’d read between classes. You know the one; the version where giant elephants plow through castles, wizards cast spells of incineration on armies, martial artists spring from dojos and kings wield magical swords in times of war. It’s all very loud, overblown and slickly edited with Guy Ritchie’s trademark directing style. At least, for the first six minutes.

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur could use more Guy Ritchie and less Zack Snyder. The film is at its best when utilizing Richie’s familiar filmmaking tactics of staging heists and following our heroes on a chaotic chase. It’s as if he took the cool elements of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, applied to the rather dreary sword and sorcery genre. But when Ritchie doesn’t have his fast flair on display, his picture settles into the typical and tired elements of your average summer blockbuster.

Charlie Hunnam steps into the role of a muscle-bound Arthur, performing greatly with his fists, despite stumbling with his tongue. Having lost his parents of royalty in a mutiny, the king-to-be grew up in a village brothel, quickly told in montage without much fat. While the film does glaze over this origin of his life, there are still far too many flashbacks of his parents’ deaths, replayed almost as much as the Zapruder film in JFK. You’ll get to see every angle of this tragic pathos where an evil family member takes out Arthur’s mom and dad, the only big reveal being that of the origins for the sword in the stone. No grassy knoll though.

The current king of Londinium is Vortigern, played by a surprisingly subtle and sinister Jude Law. He is conspiring with a disgusting octopus creature to attain more magical powers to rule over Londinium and eventually take out the pesky Arthur and his band of rebels. He has his moments, but never really comes into his own as a villain. This is mostly because we never get to see him jump into combat, summoning a CGI demon to fight his battles for him for climactic showdown.

Since most of the movie is a cavalcade of computer graphics, Arthur must team up with a mage (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) to counter many of Vortigern’s armies and magical powers. I assume the mage is Guinevere, but she is never once referred to by name. When not making a weak attempt at jumping in on the witty script, she spends most of the movie casting spells from the shows of birds and giant snakes. Like most of the supporting cast, strong as they are, everyone exists for the sole purpose of Arthur without much personality of their own.

The movie continuously speeds up and pumps on the brakes, never settling for either Ritchie’s slick style or an executive’s wet dream of special effects galore. It’s as if Ritchie was trying appease the younger teens of the audience with the inclusion of Arthur swinging his sword in slow motion in CGI environments against CGI enemies. I’d rather see Ritchie’s more true vision than the compromise presented on screen here. I know he can do better than just standard sword and sorcery epics and it’s not on display in this video game of a movie.

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