Marty, Tony and I saw King Arthur Legend of the Sword today and I’m glad I went to see it, it was generally entertaining and it gives me the opportunity to share these thoughts and questions with you.
Will movie goers who are attracted to the Myth of King Arthur and their vision of Camelot be attracted to this film or will they feel betrayed?
Is this film a non stop action adventure or are there sufficient moments of down time to let the mind wonder and give thought to a bath room break?
Do the male leads – who dominate this film – Charlie Hunnam (Arthur) and Jude Law (Arthur’s Evil Uncle King Vortigern) raise the level of their craft to the point of creating characters that viewers relate to – love or hate or even care at all?
Is this version of King Arthur too much about The Sword or is The mystery of the sword one of the films more interesting features?
Do the characters – the supporting cast – the fight scenes – the building and destroying of Camelot – the dark and moody cinematography seem real enough or for $175,000,000 did the investors in King Arthur wind up with another digital computer generated world?
What percentage of the movie going public enjoy the cut and paste – jumping from the present to the past and sometimes even to the future style of the film’s Director Guy Ritchie?
What will viewers who see this film rate it on the old school scale of A to F? Tony gave it an A-; Marty was unsure as she thought it was all so “dark” and Uncle Larry gives it a C+.
On balance unless you are an action adventure junkie with time and money on your hands I recommend you wait for home viewing!