Reviewed byyesterdayman2002Vote: 9/10/10
Saw this at a Promo Screening last night and have been shocked by theharsh reviews from the critics.
I went in expecting to see a by-the-numbers generic fantasy like theones Disney churns out regularly. But instead I was surprised to findthat Guy Ritchie has applied to King Arthur the same style andtechnique that made his Sherlock Holmes films so beloved.
In this film is the witty dialogue and creative editing we've (at leastsome of us) have come to love from Guy Ritchie. There was never aboring scene throughout. The action is good, the effects are good, butit is the manner of delivery of it all that brings this to greatness.
The acting is solid, some characters are less developed than others butI did not feel that this hurt the movie at all.
I've seen King Arthur movies before but have never seen it told in thismanner, it is to King Arthur what Batman Begins was to Batman.
Should you see it? If you did not enjoy Guy Ritchie's other works,especially the Sherlock Holmes films then you may have issues with hisstyle, but if you were entertained by any of his other films then thereshould be no reason for you to not be entertained here also.
Reviewed bymikenontonmuluVote: 8/10/10
Wow, this is one heck of a movie. I was overwhelmed with some of thescenes, especially the fighting scenes in the beginning, the middle andalso in the end. There was a wonderful opening credit scene which Ifelt was very awesome. It lasted probably only 5 minutes but it reallyimpressed me. And, the movie also had some brief parts which were funto see, like the scene when Arthur was telling the story about theVikings. Out of the whole fighting scenes, the one that I enjoyed mostwas in the middle which I felt was rather breathtaking and having anultimate amazing ending.
Apart from the cool action sequences, the movie also had some dramaticmoments and surprises. I really think that the way Guy Ritchie directedthis movie made it very enjoyable. I did feel some similarities withother movies that he directed like the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie andits sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011, especially inthe part of using pieces of flash backs to explain something.
I think the special effects to the movie was very good, which shouldnot be a surprise considering it has a USD 175 million budget. My onlyworry is with such hefty budget, it may not be having a large profitsince the movie itself might not appeal to some hardline fans of thefolklore of King Arthur, Excalibur, mages and so on, due to the ratherunusual way of story telling. Some people might also feel that themovie lacks the cruelty & violence of a medieval era war kind of moviesuch as Kingdom of Heaven or Game of Thrones TV series. For my personalview though, this movie was just nice since its attraction is certainlyon the way the story being told, and again, its fighting sequence.
The sound effects of the movie were very good. Some background musictruly gave extra sense of suspense or sadness and so on. The durationof 2 hours was just perfect to me, and I honestly felt there was nodull moment. There was no post-credit scene for you to wait, except ifyou enjoy listening to the soundtrack song & music. Before I forgot,there was a cameo appearance of the popular soccer player DavidBeckham. Let's see if you noticed him.
So for those who want to enjoy a nice action adventure film in themedieval period with some sword and sorcery plus the background of KingArthur with the knights of the round table, then you would definitelyenjoy this one (especially if you are a fan of Guy Ritchie's works).Now if you are not a fan of this kind of movie or you prefer a morebloody/violent movie, then perhaps this one would be a bit soft.
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Reviewed bykarta007Vote: 8/10/10
Will keep it short and simple. If you don't get/understand the(British) humour (i.e you don't think the jokes are funny), dialogueand fast "flashbacky" editing style presented in Lock Stock and Snatch,you will hate this movie. Easy as that. For us who understand whatconstitutes a Ritchie movie will be more likely than not, like themovie.
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.