Guy Ritchie’s speed-ramping, slow-motion hyper kinetic filmmaking served him well for “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels,” and “Snatch,” but maybe he needs to ease off it for period piece films. Both the “Sherlock Holmes” films and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” suffered from stylistic overkill, and his latest, “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword,” looks much the same.
The question around the movie is how much confidence Warner Bros. has in it. Well, they’ve delayed three times now, which pretty much says it all. Here’s the synopsis:
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy… whether he likes it or not.
Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, ‘Legend Of The Sword’ also features Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana. Check out the new trailer and wait for the film to unsheathe its blade on May 12th.