RAISED ON THE STREETS. BORN TO BE KING.
Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is transported from Londinium to the sword Excalibur along with other young men as part of King Vortigern’s (Jude Law) attempt to find and kill the rightful heir to the throne. Another fanciful attempt, this time in 3D, to give the King Arthur tale a new spin but as much of a letdown as the 2004 film. Starts out promisingly, with flair and a sense of humor, just as Guy Ritchie did in Sherlock Holmes (2009). The last hour though loses its way completely in over-the-top sorcery and an uninvolving fantasy formula.
2017-U.S. 126 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Cast: Charlie Hunnam (Arthur), Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey (Guinevere), Djimon Hounsou (Bedivere), Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana… Mikael Persbrandt, David Beckham.
Trivia: Alicia Vikander was reportedly considered for the part of Guinevere.