After several times postponed, finally, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword released also on Tuesday (9/5) this. Because it can first enjoy a film by Guy Ritchie it. Three days faster than the schedule release in the United States.
For those who don’t know, actually, King Arthur is a legendary king figure from British mythology. Some experts believe, he lived in Camelot. At the end of the 5th century to the beginning of the 6th century.
Many books about King Arthur have been written. One of them, the most famous, is the book by Sir Thomas Malory. The title is Le Morte d’Arthur. The first published in 1485. Which, until now, is a reference for anyone who wants to study Arthurian literature.
In addition, additional stories also develop: Like the sorcerer Merlin. And Queen Guinevere. King Arthur’s beautiful wife. Who was secretly having an affair with Sir Lancelot. Which is one of the member knights of the Knights of the Round Table.
For the film version, there have been countless times the story of King Arthur has been brought up to the big screen and the small screen. However, among the many films about the King of Great Britain, there are two that are, perhaps, the most famous. Namely: First Knight (1995), starring Sean Connery and Richard Gere, and King Arthur (2004), which brought Clive Owen and the sexy Keira Knightley.
In January 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures intends to bring back the story of King Arthur to the big screen. And, unmitigated, their initial plan was to create a new franchise: Consisting of six films. The first series is titled Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur. Starring Charlie “Pacific Rim” Hunnam.
However, in its development, the title of the film is then converted into King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. In addition, the schedule release was also postponed several times: From the beginning 22 July 2016, 17 February 2017, March 24, 2017, until 12 May 2017. For the United States.
Like its predecessor films, this latest film with a duration of 126 minutes also tells the adventures and journey of King Arthur (Charlie Hunnam). Starting from his childhood, then becoming an adult, until he managed to pull the legendary sword Excalibur, from a rock. And, finally, become king.
In accordance with the subtitle, Legend of the Sword, in this film whose story was written by David Dobkin and Joby Harold, Arthur is told to try to understand and study the magical sword Excalibur. Which, in fact, is very dangerous. Namely, can awaken the evil side. In addition, Arthur is also told to meet a mysterious girl: Guinevere (Astrid Berges-Frisbey). Who, according to the original version of the legend, would become his wife.
Meanwhile, as the villain of the main in this film, director Guy Ritchie shows the figure of a ruthless dictator: Vortigern.