I watched this movie hoping for an imaginative re-working of a legend which enthralled me as a kid . . . but I was appalled at how badly this one was put together. Although the story-line was encouraging, the acting, editing and direction was absolutely abysmal. My wife and I were laughing during the supposedly climactic moments, watching third-rate actors stumble through lines that were truly forgettable, scenes that were embarrassing in their stupidity, and ultimately left us wondering why - Why would anyone allow this movie to be released?
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King Arthur: Excalibur Rising (2017)
King Arthur: Excalibur Rising is a movie starring Adam Byard, Annes Elwy, and Gavin Swift. A re-imagining of the Arthurian legend centered around Arthur's illegitimate son Owain who must learn to take up his father's mantle as king.
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A re-imagining of the Arthurian legend centered around Arthur's illegitimate son Owain who must learn to take up his father's mantle as king.
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Don't bother!Reviewed byphiliplangdonVote: 1/10
First, I am pretty forgiving of movies. I watch to enjoy myself. I can deal with mediocre movies and still enjoy myself.
Second, I don't mind the re-telling or re-imagination of a tale. For example Excalibur 1981 is amazing. I also enjoyed the 2004 version of King Arthur with Clive Owen. 2 very different approaches to King Arthur.
Now, about this movie. As I said in the title, wow, and not in a good way. The acting isn't just bad, it's laughable. The story is an interesting idea that gets lost in the horrible script and horrible CGI. And making Merlin look like a cut-rate Gandalf was a bad idea. The Lady of the Lake lives in a scum filled pond.
One good thing is the movie is 99 minutes; about 30 minutes less than a real movie. One other good part was the opening scene of the Battle of Camlann. After that, it is all down hill.
Thanks Redbox for the bait and switch. You see, I only saw this movie because I thought I was renting a different movie. Who knew there were 2 movies in 2017 named King Arthur. I guess I should have paid closer attention to the subtitles. There is no reason Redbox should have this horrible of a movie to rent. The only reason I can think is they wanted my $1.50 now and then pay again when King Arthur Legend of the Sword is released.
So, watch this movie if it is cheap or free but be prepared. Set your expectations very low and you might do alright.
Didn't actually want to dislike 'King Arthur: Excalibur Rising' and didn't watch it with the deliberate intent to. Although not novel. there was an intriguing idea here that did have potential to work. something novel in any kind of media but it was hard not to be intrigued by it. Part of me was nervous though considering the less than favourable (putting that kindly) reception.
A reception that, after seeing 'King Arthur: Excalibur Rising', is justified. Was hoping to find some kind of value, being an encouraging generally reviewer, but 'King Arthur: Excalibur Rising' really is that bad. The concept is completely wasted, brought down terribly by the amateur hour execution and that not enough is done with it.
'King Arthur: Excalibur Rising' looks bad and that's being polite. The costumes wouldn't even pass for fancy dress, even bargain bin quality clothes look better. The effects and such are shoddy. Worst of all are the utterly chaotic photography, with an overuse of annoying techniques, and editing that is enough to make one physically ill.
The script is really embarrassingly cheesy and stilted, with them constantly being mumbled making it barely coherent too. Even more incoherent is the story, which is dull and disjointed with very little idea what it wanted to be, what direction to take and who to aim it at thanks to the kitchen sink of under-explored tones and ideas. The action is far from exciting. The profanity, violence and nudity were gratuitous in quality and abused in quantity.
Found nothing interesting or endearing about any of the characters, all of which have no traits other than dull or obnoxious. The acting is wooden and passionless, lumbering even and like they didn't know what to make of their lines and characters.
Merlin comes off best, and, along with the at least listenable if instantly forgettable music score, the best thing about the film. The less said about the direction, the better.
Overall, really awful. 1/10 Bethany Cox