Saw 'King Arthur' with Melissa tonight. I was not expecting much because of all the gossip going around about it. I love it when I go into movies not expecting much because I usually come away with a good sense of the movie. Much more then if I was expecting all sorts of greatness and am let down. I was not! And it was a great movie. I've always been a fan of King Arthur and Excalibur. Actually I am more fascinated with Sir Lancelot's character then Arthur himself, who of course is also intriguing.
Anyway, this movie was not your typical 'Arthur' story. And I think that is why I liked it so much. They did not have to put Guinevere in a slutty outfit but I seemed to enjoy her character in this movie. She was a fighter. She reminded me just a little bit of Joan of Arc. Who really knows the legend and whether it is truth or myth but this movie had a little more realistic approach to the whole legend. Don't get me wrong, I love legend too. Other Arthur stories are great too. Merlin, surprisingly didn't play a big roll though. Which was a little disappointing. Merlin is a big role in the 'legend' of King Arthur and his Knights. I wish they would have did him a little more justice then they did. But over all, the movie was great. Good action, a little bit of romance (seriously, only a tiny bit), and it showed the humanness(is that even a word?) of King Arthur, some of his good deeds - which he is legend for. Thumbs up on this one!