King Arthur DVD review

King Arthur Legend of the Sword was one of those movies I eagerly anticipated being a return to the screen for Guy Ritchie and with a lead character played by Charlie Hunnam it had high expectation. It was spectacular but I got the feeling it was marketed as…

The Crit

Cast - 70%
Story - 50%
Music Score - 50%
Effects/Quality - 70%
Originality - 70%

62%

User Rating: 2.95 ( 1 votes)

King Arthur Legend of the Sword was one of those movies I eagerly anticipated being a return to the screen for Guy Ritchie and with a lead character played by Charlie Hunnam it had high expectation. It was spectacular but I got the feeling it was marketed as the beginning of a trend of Knightly movies with some other franchises following a similar approach during the year.

A very young orphaned Arthur is thrown into poverty after the murder of his father, his kingdom left under the control of his power-hungry uncle Vortigern. Arthur grows up in poverty raised in a brothel, not knowing his real bloodline and birthright. Despite his rough environment he still manages to persevere and rise to the top of the city’s criminal underworld. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

Guy Ritchie always manages to find space in a saturated genre or character by using his bold and gritty style by always breaking a dated mold. Even though it’s a story as old as time, Ritchie finds a way to bring us an interesting story and character but unfortunately these efforts may never receive the appreciation it deserves.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Fantasy
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 2017

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