King Arthur

King Arthur

Legend of the Sword

DVD - 2017
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Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not.
Publisher: [United States] : Village Roadshow Pictures : Warner Home Video, [2017]
Edition: Rental
Branch Call Number: KING ARTHUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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simonbrenden
Nov 19, 2017

Very poor. I enjoyed many of Guy Ritchie's other films like Lock, Stock,...., Snatch, and the Sherlock Holmes films but he seemed to be lazy here and used the same kind of dialogue that would have worked in Lock, Stock. A huge budget and he couldn't be bothered to work on the dialogue!! Don't bother with this one.

PimaLib_AmyP Nov 19, 2017

I personally loved this take of the King Arthur story. It's uniqueness was very entertaining. I've always been a fan of Guy Ritchie films and as this is one of his first true fantasy films, I'd say he nailed it. There were just a few things I didn't like about it, but it was mostly during some of the fighting scenes. If you're looking for the original King Arthur story, look elsewhere. Guy's take of the story goes in a complete different direction, and if you can ignore the original story, then you'll love this. The dialogue was witty and hilarious. Sometimes the transitioning scenes seemed a bit busy, but nothing I'm not used to with his films. Overall very entertaining and a bit risky.

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hammer59
Nov 18, 2017

One WILD ride! Hail Guy Ritchie, VICTORIOUS!

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qchamps2016
Nov 06, 2017

Already return the movie King Arthur Legend of the sword.

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Vrouk
Oct 11, 2017

It feels like several different movies/video games mashed into one, and a sliver of the original Arthur story in the middle. I like the rest of the cast, but the Arthur actor was horrible. I wanted him to die in the film, and Arthur is someone you're suppose to be cheering for. Why not just do the Arthur legend, since it's been a long time for a faithful version of Arthur to appear on the big screen. I think if they recast Arthur, and did a faithful version it wouldn't have been such a disaster of a film.

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leticiaAvonLady
Oct 11, 2017

I love Charlie Hunnam! Surprised to see my other love, David Beckham. I enjoyed the movie very much. I was not expecting a National Geographic history of King Arthur.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 05, 2017

The movie got off to a bad start, but after ten minutes the story started to get more interesting. The sound track is one of the worst I've ever heard. For about 2/3 of the film, there was what at first seemed to be someone whistling tunelessly that ran over all the music. Then I finally realized it was someone wheezing--like a long distance runner gasping for breath while trying to look and sound cool. Need I say it was annoying? It gave me a headache.The CGI was okay, but probably more interesting to 12-year-olds than adults and none of it helped the story along or had any purpose other than getting good reviews from people who love CGI. Worth watching, but not spectacular.

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tjdickey
Sep 25, 2017

Featuring: predictably strong CGI (moments like a good computer game), some atmospheric evocation of the taste of legend, and some abysmal plotting (at the pace of a bad computer game). A little of the crisp cut-back visual narrative style that we would expect from director Ritchie, but a waste of Jude Law.

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jacinthabrown
Sep 16, 2017

Arthurian purists will find this film a departure from traditional fare, if not a complete bastardisation of the legend. It is closer to a Lord of the Rings epic, combined with the gangster swagger of director Guy Ritchie's signature style. Despite the sweeping CGI and SFX, it felt like something was missing from the script. Charlie Hunnam fans will enjoy the extra features on this DVD, others may be disappointed with the rest. Not terrible, but not brilliant either.

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graybear2
Aug 30, 2017

What a complete disappointment! This is a COMPLETE departure from any version of the story you've heard before. We feel as though we were cheated that the filmmaker even titled it King Arthur; as though the diamond we expected turned out to be a cheap piece of plastic from a gumball machine. We're not even going to finish it. SHAME on the filmmaker for the title he gave it.

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