‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Releases, Um, Nine New Clips
I’m not sure why, but I’m really excited for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for a supporting class that includes Eric Bana and Jude Law leveling up his Young Pope to a Young Evil Sorcerer. Maybe it’s because the last few trailers featured music by Led Zeppelin and I really enjoyed the synergy of its folk-inspired rock. Or maybe it’s just because there’s something endearing about Ritchie’s fight aesthetic, one that seems about ten years out of date (or whenever it was the last Matrix movie hit theaters).
Whatever the reason, I’ve hoped for more footage from King Arthur for the last couple of weeks, and now, uh, wish granted, I guess? As I sat down to watch the nine — nine?!! — new clips from the film (via Heroic Hollywood), I realized I should be more careful what I wish for. I mean, guys… this is the whole darn movie. Enjoy scrolling for the next two minutes to get through them all.
Well, I guess we should still go through the trailers and discuss what we learned. We learned that David Beckham makes for one scarred-up medieval gangster. We learned that Ritchie has not lost his affinity for EXTREME SLOW MOTION during fight sequences. We also learned that Ritchie maintains his decidedly modern sense of humor throughout the film (“I thought you said you weren’t going to push me?”). In fact, we learned so much from these trailers that actually seeing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword seems somewhat optional. What the heck, I’ll see it anyways.
Here’s the full synopsis for King Arthur:
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, 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.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will also star Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Aiden Gillen, Djimon Hounsou, and Michael McElhatton. The myth will become man on May 12, 2017.