Storyline :King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere. He must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons, and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana and Aidan Gillen. So I’m just going to say this straight up from the start: this is probably the best sword-and-sorcery movie I’ve ever seen, and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of them going all the way back to Conan the Barbarian and The Sword and the Sorcerer in the 80s.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
I mentioned that this is an epic production and unapologetically so. Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon, Arthur’s father, comes on screen at the beginning as a larger than life figure: king, warrior, husband and father and unflinchingly fierce, a man not to be trifled with and yet a ruler who is loved as good and fair.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword I was surprised and pleased that he was on screen long enough to develop an actual character and not just a stereotype of a tragic but honorable warrior. Instead, we see many different aspects of him and all of them are convincing. It’s made very clear he truly deserves his heroic reputation, big boots for Arthur to eventually have to fill.