Review King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

About King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

After the murder of his father, young Arthur’s power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from the stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader. 

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The Cast

Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Aiden Gillen

My Review

I can usually tell if I would like a movie from the opening scene. King Arthur: Legend of The Sword had me from the jump. Okay granted I only became interested in it because Charlie Hunnam was the lead. With that said, I did not see The Lost City of Z nor do I intend to unless it comes on Netflix (maybe).

I felt that the story was really well told, the characters were interesting and easy to care about. It was a story that had a lot of heart.

Jude Law’s Vortigern was an excellent bad guy! He had all the qualities; devilishly handsome, witty and power-hungry.

Charlie Hunnam’s King Arthur was cunning, likable and funny. Who knew! He was cheeky but that played well considering that the movie did not take itself too seriously. I mean come on, they were wearing beanies, and Vortigern was seriously styling in a white button-down soft shirt and black slacks. Those tiny details could have taken me out of the time period but it didn’t.

The graphics felt kind of like a video game, my sister thought, and I’d have to agree.

I usually don’t get into mythological stories because they tend to lag on and I get bored or I don’t know what the hell is going on. But the storytelling in King Arthur was pretty good.

What really got me was the ending sequence when Arthur comes face-to-face with his demon (Uncle Vortigern).

SPOILER ALERT!

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My Review of Man From U.N.C.L.E

I have been sooooo super excited for the release of Man from U.N.C.L.E not because my latest book is entitled Bad Uncle, but because of Henry Cavill (more on Henry Oh Henry later) … the preview I saw looked amazing!

Synopsis

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Man from U.N.C.L.E was written and directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant.

I’ve always enjoyed the movies I’ve seen from Guy Ritchie, most notably RocknRolla with my ultimate hottie Tom Hardy. In reading a bit about Mr. Ritchie for the purpose of this article, besides the obvious he was Mr. Madonna at one point, I found out that he never went to film school and at 15 he was expelled from secondary school. Rumor has it, and by rumor I mean Wikipedia stated that he was expelled for either drug use or “entertaining a girl in his room”. Either way it is wonderfully scandalous, he makes Adriana Banovic look like a saint.

On to Henry Cavill, oh Henry. Henry Cavill was placed on my radar via The Tudors in which he played the unforgettable Sir Charles Brandon. Best friend and confidante of King Henry VIII played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. These days most Americans know him as Man Of Steel. Continue reading