A title card says this King Arthur, grimly directed by Antoine Fuqua, is based on the latest research into the mythic past. Maybe so. But one can't help thinking the research that really counted was that into the more recent box-office charts.
Cuaron fulfills the promise of futuristic fiction; characters do not wear strange costumes or visit the moon, and the cities are not plastic hallucinations, but look just like today, except tired and shabby.
If you like period pieces you will really enjoy this movie. If you love Cate Blanchett as I do, and who doesn't, you will enjoy seeing her in this one. It follows the 1998 movie, Elizabeth, in which she also stars. I would highly recommend purchasing them both so you can watch them in the order intended. She is fabulous in both. Another role that was made for her. Also, this movie features Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh. He played it very well. Buy it!
Hey, I love a good espionage movie just like anyone else, and I am a big Julia Roberts fan, but I have to give this one a two-thumbs down (accompanied by blowing a raspberry sound). The movie dragged on, was hard to follow since it was so disjointed (trying hard to keep up with latest trend of movies where scenes are out of sequence, except this one made you dizzy and bored). Not sure characters were even that likable. Bottom line: Easy to see why this film bombed at the theaters. I would not recommend this at all. Better wait for it to come on cable if you feel you must see it. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!