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The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium 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.
Action Adventure Drama - While this latest screen version of the legendary English fantasy
character has the magic and adventure one would expect, this is a
distinctly different take on the title character and story, with a
lot of grit and grime and modern humor with no trace of romance or
other traditional, classical touches. Young adults, in particular
males, are the target audience. Fans of stars Charlie Hunnam and
Jude Law will definitely enjoy while other familiar stars such as
Djimon Hounsou and especially Eric Bana have much smaller roles. The
violence is largely with little visible blood, but for a PG-13 rated
film the action is still brutal and
intense for young kids, and there are scary images and sequences with
creatures and some language.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 1 S-word; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Numerous battles and fights with very little blood shown. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Many fights, battles, chases, explosions, destruction. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ...one of the best realized early Medieval settings captured on film. The CGI is well integrated... ...it might be best to enjoy this iteration on its own merits without an expectation of additional segments. Admittedly, it's entertaining to enjoy Ritchie's spin on the material...
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average Michael Bay has often been accused of turning in feature length motion pictures so over-edited that they feel like trailers for themselves, but I don't think Bay has ever made a movie as frantically, pointlessly, tediously busy as "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”
USA TodayFull Review Average But this Sword should have stayed in the stone. A well-intentioned albeit unfocused effort to retell the legend, King Arthur offers a little campy fun yet is only a so-so stab at something new.
NY PostFull Review Average 'Arthur' is also a total sausagefest.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 43 moviegoers:
TEENS: Two males loved "King Arthur" and one rated it "average." Both the females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The two males loved it, as did 2 of the 4 females. One of the remaining two females enjoyed it very much rating it "very good." The last one felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: Half the males loved it, with another 35%, or so, indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Just over 10% rated it "average." The female reviews are slightly lower. Forty-percent loved it, with another 25%, or so, rating it "above average," which indicates a movie that they enjoyed very much.