By Don Morton
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Go see Monty Python and the Holy Grail instead.
May 31, 2017
Yet another bastardized “reinterpretation” of cultural lore that has very little to do with its title; a frenetic bore featuring digital wizardry but little else. Guy Ritchie’s latest features wall-to- wall pixels, preposterous monster-battling, forgettable performances and an annoying, hammering score. Occasionally, okay precisely twice, and then for only half a minute, a little of Ritchie’s pre-Madonna Lock, Stock… swagger peeps through. This just made me sad. Given that this bomb is already a major money-loser, its attempt at the end (the unveiling of a circular table) to set up a franchise is just insulting. (126 min)