Ritchie's auteurism is admirable. With many directors aspiring to become anonymous journeymen, there to safeguard the 'brand', here is a work suffused with its filmmaker's creative DNA. This is Arthurian myth by way of Lock, Stock; where the Knights become a gang of tooled-up lads "havin' it large my son!" It doesn't really work, descending into generic set pieces & poor CGI, but at least it has a sense of character.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is a very entertaining movie. From start to finish, it succeed to excite me. Every scene in this movie is a pure entertainment. Thanks to Guy Ritchie's energetic direction. Not to mention, its fantastic soundtrack. KING ARTHUR has interesting start. It's loud and full with a good humor. Unfortunately, it became too serious. It made this movie lost its charms. It's worth watching...
There's certainly something to the film's Frazetta and Tolkien-channeling prologue, and Guy Ritchie's canny way of breezily editing through exposition. But this "King Arthur" is eventually sunk by the dreary slog of its second half, and some of Warner Brothers' least convincing CGI - when Arthur finally deploys Excalibur, it should inspire awe, not remind viewers of the 'Burly Brawl' from "The Matrix Reloaded."
I didn't love this, but I didn't hate it. I expected a disaster from all the hip, modern aesthetics and fast-paced modern dialogue – it was rather endearing. I started to expect more by the end, and was disappointed Ritchie didn't push the genre and era-bending further. Non-essential entertainment. Biggest cringe - the bird's eye view during battle sequences was the worst. It just looks like a bad iPhone game.
O que mais gostei deste filme foi a adrenalina que me transmitiu desde as sequências muito rápidas e os saltos entre cenas ou os close-ups que nunca tinha visto serem explorados desta forma. Para além disto, acaba por dar um lado mais fantasioso que faltava às outras adaptações mais interessadas na história.
Haters are going to hate & this is in no way a perfect film in any shape of the legend but it is vastly entertaining & rip-roaring in only a way Ritchie can do it. Lots of Frazetta-esque imagery, teutonic, civil nationalism & even the legend that is David Beckham making a cameo. This is Ritchie to the core & I hope he continues to put his mark upon the film world without changing a thing. C+