King Arthur The Legend of the Sword Courtesy Hypable

King Arthur The Legend of the Sword Courtesy Hypable

Once upon a time there was a legendary king known as Arthur, who was famous for drawing out a sword from the stone. Welcome to Director Guy Ritchie’s version of King Arthur- The Legend of the Sword.

Guy chose the Sons of Anarchy TV super star Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur and the supporting cast including Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen do not disappoint. The story is about two brothers King Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) the good king and his jealous brother Vortigern (Jude Law) who plots to take over using black magic and powers of Mordred.

Uther’s son Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) survives an attack and escapes to a brothel in Londinium. Here he grows up and becomes a hustler and fighter until he draws the sword and Sir Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou) and Goosefat Bill Wilson (Aiden Gillen) with the help of The Mage magician recruit Arthur to fight Vortigern.

The battle that ensues is not your typical war epic, but more than that. It is clever, cheeky and yes of course very English. You need to see the great cinematography by John Mathieson who previously worked with Guy on The Man from U.N.C.L.E and the excellent support from the soundtrack by Daniel Pemberton , who made his breakthrough in Ridley’s Scott’s The Counselor. In fact the song Run Londinium should hit the major charts possibly.

This raw, gritty, huge sets film is typical Guy Ritchie, but he has most definitely done his best work here and with possible sequels to follow, this franchise is huge. The star cast of Charlie, Jude and the rest also add their talent and power to their respective characters. This is a well thought out cast and well written story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold.

King Arthur- The Legend of the Sword is a big must.