King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

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4 comments

  1. TragicGuineaPig

    Here’s the thing: you have to take into consideration that this is an adaptation of the Arthurian legends. And from what I’ve seen and heard, it isn’t close to being any kind of real adaptation. Granted, it’s far closer than the “real historical” King Arthur from last decade. But you can’t just make an adaptation of these ubiquitous legends, make lots of arbitrary changes, and expect people to just accept it.

    Then again, radical revamps, darker, edgier versions of familiar faerie tales, are kind of the “in” thing these days, for good or ill (mostly the latter). Frankly, I’m tired of them.

    Maybe if this was presented as something other than King Arthur. Like maybe King Fred or King Bob. I don’t know. I’m not going to watch it, and will just wait until a faithful adaptation of the legends gets done. Until then, I’ll just break out my old copy of Excalibur, and follow it up with Monty Python (which, by all accounts, is a more faithful adaptation than any produced within the past couple of decades).

  2. I’m so glad you reviewed this. I tend to agree with your reviews of these kinds of films, so if it’s a B for you I will probably enjoy it.

  3. I can’t tell if I want to see this movie, Lost City of Z, or something else entirely. Also, I liked the Great Wall but you know, you’re entitled to your opinion. 🤷

    • TragicGuineaPig

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lost City of Z. It’s basically a real-life Indiana Jones type story, about a real guy who spent his life looking for a lost city in a jungle, only a bit less action-adventurey and a bit more dramatic. A good film by all accounts.

      Me, I still haven’t seen Machine Gun Racoon With Talking Tree yet, so I’m falling a little behind.

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