Monday, May 22, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

Hello there!   So as you may have noticed I haven't been posting as often as I should or would like to be.  I have recently been undergoing changes to my day job and as such was distracted.  My sincerest appologies.  Now that being said I have decided to revamp my blog.  Going forward the new format will be geared toward certain topics each day.  Confused yet? Here is how things are going to be working: 

 Monday will be "Movie Monday" and will cover everything surrounding movies that I have watched or am obsessing about watching, etc,

Tuesday will be " TBR Tuesday" and will cover book recommendations, reviews, and all things book related.

Wednesday will be "What to Watch Wednesday".  That's right guessed it. This will be dedicated to reviews on Netflix series or TV shows that I think are worth mentioning.

Thursday will be "Through With it Thursday" and will cover reviews for any books from my TBR stash or any personal choices I have read not just ARC copies.

Friday will be "Foodie Friday".  This is one of my favorites because it will combine my love of food and books.  I will post about any new recipe books I have read, cooking show obsessions, Pinterest picks that I have tried out, and any book that I am reading that may also include recipes as a side note.

Now that business is out of the way let's get right in to my Movie Monday pick.  The trailer above ( shout out to Warner Bros/YouTube) is pretty self explanatory.  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.  I have been super stoked to watch this since the very first moment I realized it was actually being made.  Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur? Yes please! not only was he amazing on SOA but I even really enjoyed watching him in Pacific Rim.  The cast also has Jude Law as Vortigern aka" Evil thrown stealing-brother killing uncle" and Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere.  Bedivere's job is to work with the mage and ready Arthur to take back his thrown.

Now  some of the reviews I have seen regarding this movie have been not the greatest.  Guy Ritchie is the director and if you are familiar with his shooting style then you already know this will be action packed and filled with interesting filming angles ( literally a few scenes were shot in super speed mode and I almost got cross-eyed).  The other thing I feel people are overlooking is that this is a very new take on an old folklore story.  This Arthur is a very sarcastic and witty one.  I loved it.  The basic plot is not so different from what you might expect. Arthur's parents die at the hands of his power hungry uncle and Arthur disappears to be raised in a brothel ( ok ....maybe slightly different than expected lol).  He grows up fighting and learning to protect the women that raised him.  The uncle naturally is searching for him because the prophecy states that Excalibur can only be removed by the son of the rightful king.  Once Arthur is found and the sword removed all manners of action break out. There is so much going on that I could barely look away long enough to blink.  The movie itself is PG-13 and runs about 126 minutes.  There is some rumors flying around that this was only the first part in a 5 part franchise and I say bring it on!  I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.  Go see it with anyone who loves the actors, the myth of Arthur Pendragon and Camelot, or an action movie fan.

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