If you saw my weekly vlogs from the beginning of this year, you will have seen how obsessed I got with this film and I think that in the end I watched it every day for about two weeks! It is one of my all time favourite films, hence it living in my T.A.R.D.I.S. (where all of my faourite and feel good films live) and also, seeing as this is my birthday month, I want to talk about films that I truly love!
To start off with, the sets and locations for this film are beautiful and fit perfectly (which is probably why they were used in this film, hahaha). The battle and fight scenes are both amazing, impressive and well choreographed. This film uses camera angles that I have never seen used before and allows you to have shots from every angle, which is brilliant, well thought-through and impressive. The special effects and CGI used on this film are mesmerising and amazingly. Also, watching the special features, you can see how much work they took to film, let alone how much had to be edited and designed for them. The score for this film is also brilliant. This film has a great script and I would like to know how much was improvised, if any, or if it was the original script that had these excellent one-liners and makes this film hilarious. The film is excellently edited. To be able to bring together the angles and score and everything together, I find amazing. I can barely even turn on Adobe Premier, so I have major respect for all the people in the aftermath of filming who have to put it all together. I also find the costume designs to be well thought through and show Arthur being different from everyone else from the beginning. I just feel that this film is really well done, literally the whole thing.
There are many people involved in this film but here are the actors: Charlie Hunnam (Arthur), Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (The Mage), Jude Law (Vortigern), Djimon Hounsou (Bedivere), Eric Bana (Uther), Aidan Gillen (Bill), Freddie Fox (Rubio), Craig McGinlay (Percival), Tom Wu (George), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Wet Stick), Neil Maskell (Back Lack), Annabelle Wallis (Maggie). Everyone plays their respective parts brilliantly and everyone should be incredibly proud of what they took part in creating. I find Jude Law’s performance to be particularly interesting as I have never seen him play ‘the bad guy’ and the way he took that role and ran with it is brilliant.
After watching this film, I am of the opinion that I should definitely watch a lot of more Guy Ritchie’s
films as I have been obsessed with this film and both Sherlock Holmes films and I should also watch more of Charlie Hunnam as I have only seen him in this film and ‘Pacific Rim’. I love it that Arthur is a smug at the beginning and when he find out who his parents are he doesn’t rush to take his resposibilites and struggles with all of what is laid in front of him, as I would probably do the same. However, after all of that is stripped back, I began to like him even more than I did at the beginning. I love that he became less smug and more caring then he was, but didn’t lose his morals and the parts of him that made him who he is. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey also plays her part amazingly.
This film is mesmerising to watch, I am really glad that I bought it and I would love for there to be a sequel to continue Arthur’s, and friends, journey into his royal reign.
Let me know what you think of this film if you have or are going to watch it in the comments below! Also, if you were looking to buy this film check out my shop!
Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!
See you next time…