[Movie Review] King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) - The Grand Shuckett Widgets Official Site Plot Summary: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not. Director: Guy Ritchie Writers: Joby Harold (screenplay), Guy Ritchie (screenplay) Runtime: 2h 6min Main Cast: Charlie Hunnam as Arthur Astrid Bergès as The Mage Jude Law as Vortigern Djimon Houson as Bedivere Eric Bana as Uther Aidan Gillen as Bill Review: by Chris King Arthur, a legendary tale in its own right, has never had a definitive film vision. There’s no “absolute” film to stand as an example of how to handle the franchise. It allows flexibility with the source and many different interpretations. After hearing Ritchie would be handling King Arthur I was torn. Part of me expected a Sherlock Holmes situation where Guy Ritchie takes his rough London aesthetic and applying it to the character while keeping the main elements that are core to Holmes. In those movies the balance between what’s clearly Ritchie and what is vintage Sherlock works, there is never too much of either and they blend in an interesting way. [...]