'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' lands with a thud

Lawrence Kim
May 15, 2017

The British actor, 37, has previously shown off his body on-screen and is shirtless in the trailer for Guy Ritchie's new movie, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.

A SPECIAL preview screening of the highly anticipated epic film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is being held in Bangor on Sunday.

The film comes after a Bangor University Emeritis Professor Peter Field caused a storm of media interest in all things King Arthur, last year, after giving a room-packed lecture on research into the legendary location of Camelot.

These are good questions, and while the latest version of King Arthur may not directly answer them, director Guy Ritchie's take on the tale is boffo enough that they nearly don't matter.

A dedicated stylist who got his start with gangster comedies like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch", Ritchie has become a go-to guy for Warner Brothers' franchise hopes, first with "Sherlock Holmes" (a hit that spawned a sequel) and then with "The Man from U.N.C.L.E".

"Kong: Skull Island" should have been this fun.

In the interview, Hunnam said he learned how to fight after getting bullied in his younger years.

The legend of Arthur is born as he pulls the Excalibur sword out of the stone, and all you may be wondering about is whether that is David Beckham in the background trying to look and sound ugly as the bad king's bad soldier.

Sometimes Ritchie can catch your attention, like with the hissing serpents from which Arthur's evil uncle (Jude Law) derives his powers, which were used by him to defeat and kill Arthur's father (Eric Bana). His "King Arthur" may not make sense - did they really have hair gel in the 6th century? - but when it's this much fun, the question isn't why, it's why not?

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