King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in Books & Movies, Characters & Actors

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

So tonight, I sat down to watch King Arthur–Legend of the Sword and for the first time ever, I couldn’t finish watching a movie that centres around the Arthurian legends. I love watching anything with a sword i.e movies set before the seventeenth century.

Arthurian legends are so close to my heart such that any time a new movie so much as touches on Arthur, his knights, Lancelot, Merlin, Camelot or dragons…I’m bought. But tonight I was so underwhelmed, I’m going to bed with a broken heart.

Mention Arthur and I immediately think honour, valour, love and magic. But King Arthur: Legend of the sword, although it had fabulous actors, I felt the movie tried to modernise an aged tale and lost everything that makes the original tale so incredibly charming. The language, tone, music, and humour just didn’t fit the era. But I adored the actors. Great casting — it’s just the way the story was told didn’t quite work for me. But don’t let me put you off. I have specific taste when it comes to myths and legends.

Happy watching!

Lorraine