Guy Ritchie is a director of those who could be called "itchy feet." He never gets up and finds the classic cinema boring, so he always looks for one way or the other to keep us amazed. I will not be the one who complains about it: I enjoy his films. After the magnificent The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on a television series of the 60s, now it's time to update the Arthurian legend.
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy...whether he likes it or not.
Ritchie's director makes the second act a robbery, with some fantastic elements and quick assemblies of Arthur and his team planning and carrying out the uprisings against King Vortigern. Charlie Hunnam continues his ascension to the movie stars with a fantastic performance like Arthur who risks everything to save his friends and relatives but refuses to accept his path as a king of the town.
Director Ritchie and the CGI teams create some spectacular views, from beautiful countryside landscapes to some choreographed battle sequences in King's Castle and around the streets of dirty Londinium. This movie is definitely worth to see.