KING ARTHUR (2004 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

King Arthur moves Arthur from the traditional position of King to a soldier serving Roman armies stationed in Britain. This disappointment is followed with Merlin reduced from wizard status to leader of Wodes while fair Guinevere becomes a female warrior to be reckoned with. The beloved sword, Excalibur, is pulled from a mound of dirt rather than a stone. Our treasured legend becomes in one full sweep nothing more than the ordinary and with that reduction the film itself becomes commonplace. The film runs on an average script, fair acting, and a weak story with no magic left whatsoever.

Storyline

Arthur and his knights are sent on a suicide mission to rescue a family who live in the path of invading Saxons.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Antoine Fuqua for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Ned Dowd, Chad Oman, and Mike Stenson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Celt Messanger (Pavel Bousek), Gate Keeper (Desmond Daly), Saxon (Nigel Martin Davey), Lancelot’s Younger Brother (Beans El-Balawi), and Saxon (John Micheal Foulger).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you love Clive Owen, you may enjoy this film; if not, then leave it.

Ben Meyers

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