'King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword' Review: Charlie Hunnam Flick Is Classic Guy Ritchie Movie With Plenty Of Magic

9:06 PM EDT 5/21/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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Fans have been concerned about "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" not hitting the right notes to make it an effective blockbuster. However, the Charlie Hunnam flick certainly delivers with all the right punches, making it one of the most enjoyable Guy Ritchie films ever made. Throw in plenty of magic and the audience is set for a medieval adventure filled with supernatural creatures and an entertaining way to learn something new about the legendary monarch.

The film opens with a terrifying image: skyscraper-sized elephants taking down the bridge to Camelot. It immediately sets the mood as Eric Bana's King Uther set out in a heroic attempt to defeat the evil mage Mordred, infuriating Jude Law's Vortigern. The movie then launches into a shaky reveal of how the young Arthur managed to survive an attack on his family, being raised in a brothel and eventually becoming the sole defender of the prostitutes who work there. It's a fast-paced montage that any Guy Ritchie fan would immediately recognize.

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" is undoubtedly a Guy Ritchie film, albeit one that features otherworldly creatures and not a sign of Jason Statham. Luckily, the movie has Charlie Hunnam, who takes on the role of a reluctant man who happens to be the one person who can rid the world of the cruel Vortigern. The interrogation scene with Arthur, Backlack and Tristan is classic Ritchie, like a medieval "Snatch". It's fun to watch, making fans wonder if Camelot was truly this entertaining.

So should "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" have a sequel? It's not difficult to see Charlie Hunnam returning as the moody monarch one more time. However, the one reason why the Guy Ritchie film should get a follow-up is to at least reveal the name of Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey's mage. Unfortunately, the women in the movie ended up being cast aside by so much machismo that they ended up being either sacrificed to sea witches or not being given a proper name. Nevertheless, "King Arthur" was a fun watch that should keep Ritchie fans a dose of the filmmaker's classics. The Charlie Hunnam flick is currently in theaters worldwide.

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