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Blu-ray Review: Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman Ask About LAST KNIGHTS - Movies In Focus
The last time Clive Owen saddled-up for some medieval Knight action was the Antoine Fuqua directed, Jerry Bruckheimer produced King Arthur. The budget may be lower but the results are pretty much the same for Last Knights. This is a stylish but soulless affair that should be great, but sadly it never truly engages in the way that it should. Kazuaki Kiriya’s film sees Owen star as Raiden, the leader of a band of knights seeking revenge once their master (Morgan Freeman) is killed. Aksel Hennie plays Gezza Mott, the weedy politician who set Raiden’s plan of retribution in motion. Shot in the Czech Republic, Last Knights features an eclectic cast which must have sent acting agents into a fever worldwide. Brit Owen stands amongst American Freeman, New Zealnder Cliff Curtis, Norwegian Hennier and Israeli born Ayelet Zurer. The film is loosely based on the legendary tale of the 47 Ronin but the smorgasbord of casting and oriental setting means that Last Knights is set in a medieval nether world which feels like it was ripped from the pages of a Robert E. Howard tale. However the sombre tone means that the film just isn’t fun. This should have been [...]