Viewing: Arthurian Legend

May 11

May 11, 2017

Part two: the story; King Arthur Legend of the Sword

If you don’t know much about the Arthurian Legend, or have not encountered it before, the usual Arthurian story (where Arthur is the protagonist) has Arthur growing up an orphan and not knowing he’s the rightful king. Through some means (depending on which version you’re reading, there are a lot) Arthur gains Excalibur (pulling it from a stone is a contemporary addition to the legend), a symbol of his birthright, and has to fight whomever is king, overthrow them and…

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May 10

May 10, 2017

Film thoughts: King Arthur Legend of the Sword; part one.

Title: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Release date: May 12, 2017 (USA), May 18, 2017 (Oz) Official Website: The latest retelling of the Arthurian Legend and the newest addition to Cinema Arthuriana (yes, this is a thing) opens in the next week (May 12 in the USA, May 18 in Oz) and I’m curious to see what the film is actually like. Based on the various trailers it looks okay, but trailers always pull the best bits of…

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