King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review
Guy Ritchie brings a new and fresh reimagining of a classic tale with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, in theaters now. This film joins the director's impressive collection of films with Warner Bros. Ritchie approaches Legend of the Sword with his own signature flare in order to give the tale of King Arthur a fresh look while keeping true to the story. The film can get a bit messy at times, but with Ritchie’s style and a new take on the myths makes for a pretty entertaining movie.
Legends of the Sword is anything but old-fashioned or realistic, and that is proven very quickly thanks to the movie’s prologue. The prologue combines stylized medieval fantasy imagery (the Kingdom Hearts video game series comes to mind or the Lord of the Rings trilogy) with Ritchie’s technical style. All of that is then blended into the film’s larger fantasy element.
Legends of the Sword turns Arthur and his Knights into decent, honorable criminals, which adds a fun heist genre. The character’s snappy banter is fun and entertaining, but the dynamic montages that crosscut back and forth in time aren't necessary.
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