Tuesday, January 09, 2018

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Part 1 of 2)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Part 1 of 2)
Think of this as a remix of the King Arthur story mixed with energy drinks and video games. Throw in some modern British gangster elements well given it is made by Guy Ritchie . What happens when you mix Knights of the Round-table with energy drinks and Call of Duty players? You get a loud and silly movie that mostly doesn't work. The movie feels more like a leftover f the extreme days of the 90s than a product from 2017. The movie isn't good and too frantic but I can like certain aspects of the movie.
Just like the other movies based on the legend, this is a new take on the King Arthur story. Let's just mix it up with VG and gangsters and 300 CGI creatures. The senses are constantly overloaded with a shaky camera and zooms that make me shake my head in rage.
Is it a movie or a video game?
The video game aspect is very apparent when Arthur goes hyper-mode and kills all the enemies on screen just like in a video game. While I will give them credit for trying it, but it doesn't work when Arthur turns into a "God-Mode" warrior. The ending has an end boss level with CGI snakes and a devil-like creature vs Arthur.
What about the loud music?
The music is loud and drums heavy in a very early 2000s manner that distracts from the movie. And, I get that he is channeling modern VGs like Prince of Persia and the AC series. Written by Daniel Pemberton , I felt the score was out of place.
I think listening to the score alone is fine, but it doesn't work in the film.
What about the cast?
Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy", is okay as Arthur. He's basically playing Jax from SOA. Plus, we have a few Game of Thrones actors mixed in too. Little Finger and Lord Bolton also show up. The cast is not the problem.  
I think the poor editing and CGI really bring this movie down for me.  

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