King Arthur

King Arthur

Legend of the Sword

DVD - 2017
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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 has to acknowledge his true legacy.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Legend of the sword
Summary: 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 has to acknowledge his true legacy.

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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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isaachar
Aug 31, 2017

Legend of the Sword tried to combine Ritchie's style of having a London underworld crime drama blended with the King Arthur myth. The results almost reach their mark but don't quite make it. The two concepts don't combine well. The plot elements showing how the Camelot underworld works would've been a great movie if it wasn't taking place Camelot. In fact, we've already seen that movie. We've seen it in Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Rock n Rolla. Likewise, the story showing the fall of Uther, the rise of Vortigern and the dispersing of the Knights of the Round would have also been interesting, if they weren't forced around the London underworld styled criminal plot. There was also a strong vibe that this movie was trying to build a franchise. The goal of the villain, other than ruling, was never explained. Nor was it explained why he would turn evil in the first place. They also left out many of the characters people normally associate with the King Arthur myth, like Guinevere, Lancelot and Merlyn. I don't want to call this movie terrible. If you're a fantasy buff, it's something to watch. If you enjoy Guy Ritche heist/grifting movies, you'll find this one lacking.

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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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joseph
Aug 28, 2017

The film is a near miss. Good production values; poor direction. The pulling of the sword from the stone was anti-climatic. The character development of the Jude Law's character is non-existent with never an understanding why he would go to such lengths for power. I was left shaking my head at this one. Just barely watchable.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2017

Reimagined classic epic on the rise of King Arthur with twists in magician and demon, Arthur's destiny, multi ethnic knights and the legend of Excalibur. Enjoyed the special effects, stunning set designs and story twists. However, Jude Law's wanting character was unconvincing as the prolicide/fratricide/uxoricide and nearly succeeded as a nepoticide devil king. Last, a must see for the CGI ... and for the snake sequence towards the end. With a serpent like that, who needs a dragon! Watch the 4 minutes "Video" BUT SPOILER if you have not seen the film.

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therhiannamater
Aug 21, 2017

Here's the thing about Guy Ritchie movies: They're over the top. All of them are. His signature pacing is all over this. If you're a fan of the classic tales of The Round Table and Merlin, you'll probably be disappointed. That aside, this movie is a blast and overall it's a fun watch.

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