Man this movie is nothing i expected, having been a follower of king arthur ever since i was a little boy, i was really looking forward to this movie at first but was quite disappointed when i saw the trailer thinking "here goes hollywood making another blockbuster just for the masses with all its cgi action violent sequences" and while this movie is that -to an extent- it goes much beyond anything i could have dreamed of in my wildest imagination-while i wasnt the biggest fan of guy ritchies sherlock holmes, although it was quite good, i felt the action sequences were a big much for a 'sherlock'. simultaneously though, i would rank 'lock stock and two smoking barrels' up there with my all time favourites, probably most of all because of the pure wit in the humour. king arthur follows suit on both front -with modern day action sequences while set in the age of camelot a little more apt for a king than detective i guess (not to hate, sherlock is still dope plotwise). also the fresh humour, that's wittier than ever, and is what made this film purely astounding, kept me chuckling through out. through its unique direction and its cinematography with its cut-scene flash backs, the movie carries its own ritchie- esque reputation, with some great acting as well. basically we have king arthur: turned ultimate bad-ass. so, there isn't much to complain about here at all, and it's definitely on the upmost end of my original expectations, albeit, defying all the traditional versions of king arthur which i still respect for their more 'noble' sensibilities. so, while it may not suit the more old school audiences, who'd still appreciate less cgi action (of which i still count my self as one, marring the odd exception) it'd be unfair to say this movie does
not too deserve it own light to shine as that is what the art of movie making is all about: re-interpreting stories with today's audiences in mind. which is why, i'll admit, i am giving a real tad slightly generous 10 (maybe it'd get a 9 other-wise - yes... in retrospect i am a generally generous reviewer - if you only for once think of all the work that goes into any movie ever made that hits the main screen, you can't really be such a critic, and will always find something to appreciate for all the efforts) for doubting it such initially, and really, to balance the scales since it definitely deserves much more than a 6.whatever it has got so far-truly well done in the original-est sense, and looking forward to the planned sequels. as a skeptic i hope you give it a chance.