Wow, that’s a lot of green screen and CGI.
The story of King Arthur has a rocky big screen track record, which is what makes Warner Bros.’ decision to give the property to notable oddball director Guy Ritchie so head-scratching. Ritchie is a highly stylized filmmaker with some unique flavors that can be pretty awesome. But his individualistic style paints this iteration of the legendary king in a less than appealing light.
Check out the trailer below to make up your own mind about this new take on the classic character.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as the titular leader in this break-from-tradition retelling that will follow Arthur’s rise from the streets to the throne. When Arthur’s father is murdered, his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) assumes power. With his birthright stolen, Arthur grows up in the back alleys of the city with no real understanding of who he truly is. But his life is changed forever when he pulls Excalibur from stone and must confront his destiny.
Alongside Hunnam, the film also stars Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounson, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will hit theaters on May 12.