Why watch this film?
The classic medieval story of King Arthur has been interpreted and reinterpreted many times on the big screen. There's animation ("The Sword was the Law"), children's films ("The Boy Who Wanted to Be King") and even satires ("Monty Python and the Holy Grail"). Now, in this version, filmmaker Guy Ritchie ("Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds", "Aladdin") puts his style and aesthetic on the legend of the man who recovered the Excalibur sword. With good performances from Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Hope") and Jude Law ("Closer: Too Close"), the director plays with the narrative by mixing events, altering the timeline and creating an hallucinating rhythm in this already known story. Thus, the great differential here is in relation to the treatment of the story and the new look that it gains under Ritchie's command, who has already created his own mark in cinema. Not everyone will like the way the story is approached, full of comings and goings, but it is undeniable that the movie surprises and knows how to bring news with scenes of action, adventure and pursuit full of life and good surprises.