Used to be news (bad and good) came in threes, but that may not be enough anymore. Six is the new three. In a world (why yes, you do hear that movie guy‘s voice in your head) where Star Wars and MCU films never really end, how’s a director supposed to compete?
Oooh, I should have realized — you simply double your number, and add lots of jumping, fire, special effects and leave the story for those smaller movies. Looks like Guy Ritchie’s off to a good start, here.
This version of the legend finds “young” Arthur (Hunnam) unaware of his own royalty until after pulling the proverbial sword from the stone; then he’s on a path for vengeance against his murderous uncle, Vortigern (Jude Law) and to take back what is rightfully his.
On the plus side, Law is currently proving he knows how to do over the top just right. and since Hunnam’s using his own, we won’t have to worry about Charlie going in and out of a wonky accent.
As for the negative, um, did you watch that teaser? The words all effects, no substance come to mind …
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — the first of 6 planned films — also stars Djimon Hounsou, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric Bana and Aidan Gillen. It flies into theaters March 24th.