#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on a more realistic portrayal of “Arthur” than has ever been presented onscreen. The film will focus on the history and politics of the period during which Arthur ruled — when the Roman empire collapsed and skirmishes over power broke out in outlying countries — as opposed to the mystical elements of the tale on which past Arthur films have focused.
Plot: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.
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Historical Arthur? Ha!
If someone proposes to give an historical version of some legend, there is a lot of freedom to change the story. However, one should at least get the history that we do know right. This movie blunders on so many counts that I cringed throughout. Let me list some:
1. Our story starts in 452 with Lancelot plucked from a Sarmatian town in what is now the Ukraine. First, the Sarmatians were displaced by the Goths hundreds of years earlier. And the Goths were pushed out by this fellow named Attilla the Hun. Attila was busy sacking Gaul at this time and causing Rome a great deal of trouble. So how is it these Roman cavalry men have time to ride into lands controlled by the Huns to get this child and send him to Britain, a post that Rome abandoned in 410 AD? Also, why is some Sarmatian child named Lancelot (that’s French). All this in the first few minutes.
2. Skip forward 15 years to 467. So, the Saxons are invading. Fine, that really did happen but these Saxons are landing well north of Hadrian’s Wall; that would be somewhere in Scottland. For those not in the know, the Saxons invaded mostly along the east coast of Britain so these fellows were clearly lost.
3. Crossbows? What the heck are the Saxons doing with Crossbows? The crossbow didn’t arrive on the scene until the middle ages, long after Arthur. BTW, archery was not particularly effective in warfare at this time since the bows of the day didn’t pierce armor and shield, but in this movie archery is the key to victory.
4. Arthur is a Christian in the movie and follows the teachings of Pelagius, who we are led to believe he had met. Problem is, Pelagius lived from roughly 360 to 420, so he’s been dead for more than 40 years though another character tells us he died only last year (466 AD).
5. Stirrups? Roman cavalry did not have stirrups. As I recall, the stirrup was introduced to England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. While I’m on the subject of horses, how is it that 7 knights are so impressive? Arthur’s entire command prior to the appearance of Merlin’s Woads is himself and 6 men.
6. Trebuchets? Okay, now you’ve gone too far. The otherwise primitive and tattooed Woads somehow have a medieval contraption that flings firebombs? Whatever, I don’t care anymore.
Now I’ll admit I had to look up the part about Pelagius but the rest I just know off the top of my head. This is not stuff that is hard to discover so the writers clearly made no effort at all. So, we have discarded the legend of Arthur to create an Arthur in a history that never happened.
The sad thing is, you can see a good story buried under all the garbage
I haven’t read the screenplay for King Arthur, but I’ll bet it’s far better than the piece of crap Antoine Fuqua put on the screen. It couldn’t have been much worse.
If it had been done right, this would have been a compelling story of how a group of Roman soldiers, loyal and devoted to their Empire, gradually realize that the nation they loved is dead and adopt a new country for their home. No other version of the Camelot tale, at least that I’ve seen, approaches from this direction. It was a very good idea, and it deserved a better fate.
But Fuqua didn’t understand that this process of British naturalization was the most important part of the material. Once Fuqua is done with it, Arthur is turned into a bore, Lancelot into a whiner, and Guinevere into a . . . I don’t know what Guinevere was intended to be, but I know it takes considerable ineptitude to make a largely unclothed Keira Knightley look this unattractive.
We hear a great deal about “fighting for freedom,” but as usual, only the fighting gets an examination, never the freedom. No thought is put into what freedom means or what impact it has on the lives of the characters. If they had said they were fighting for monarchy, not a single frame of film would have had to be changed.
Rating: *½ out of ****.
Recommendation: TV fare for hardcore D&D fans only.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Director Antoine Fuqua
Writer David Franzoni
Actors Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton
Country USA, UK, Ireland
Awards 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Sound Mix DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound), Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound), SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (theatrical version: DVD), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam SL, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory One Post, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,452 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), Digital