“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was amazing!
Alright, so my boyfriend’s first review of the movie was that it was “a movie for people with ADHD, made by people with ADHD”, because he thought the pacing and action was crazy fast, and he could barely follow what was happening at times. Lol!
And, while he is right that the pacing and action was pretty intense, this is one of the things I just loved about this movie! The regular jumping back and forth between narration and cut-scenes with the fast paced music (and often great visuals). Then again, I do have ADHD, so maybe he was onto something there. Lol!
To me, it’s a movie that falls more or less into the “Tron: Legacy” category. i.e. a feast for the senses that doesn’t need to have a solid plot or even remotely make sense to be enjoyed. And the 3D on that one is superb!
My immediate reaction when it ended was pretty much to go: “OMFG! This was so much fun and awesome! Can we watch it again? Like now. Now would be good. I need that soundtrack.” (While my boyfriend’s was something a little closer to “I need a moment to catch my breath and to process this. What just happened?” Lol!)
Also, I can’t help but be amused by the fact that Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) was raised in a brothel, and I think someone (Bedivere, possibly) mentions at some point in front of Goosefat Bill (Aidan Gillen) how much he’s blossomed (or filled out… Can’t remember what term was used exactly) since the last time he saw him.
Now, most of you probably know Aidan Gillen as “Littlefinger” (a.k.a. Petyr Baelish) on “Game of Thrones”.
But Gillen also played Stuart Jones on UK’s “Queer As Folk”. Where a then 18-year-old Charlie Hunnam played Stuart’s 15-year-old lover, Nathan Maloney.
So, seeing Bill basically assessing Arthur / checking him out in that scene, where he and Bedivere are wondering what he can do with that sword, and having one of them comment on the fact that Arthur’s more or less all grown up now…
Let’s say it was a little difficult to refrain from smiling.
I’m guessing old “Queer As Folk” fans are probably going to be having a field day with this movie, and “Arthur/Bill” shippers will be glad to know there’s plenty of steamy material for them out there.
Should you ever wonder what would have happened if a younger Bill had ever come to that brothel when Arthur was 18, and shared an intimate moment with him? Wonder no more! YouTube has the answers you seek.
More seriously though, Hunnam and Gillen both gave very solid performances in their respective roles, and Gillen even managed to make me completely forget about Littlefinger, which is quite a feat!