037: King Arthur
Premise: Before the Knights of the Round Table can earn their freedom, Arthur and crew have to go on one last mission behind enemy lines.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%
While it’s a lofty goal to present a historical King Arthur, this film made us crave the fantastical. The characters weren’t likable, and there are hardly any memorable moments to set this film apart.
It’s so boring, that we kept getting lost in other discussions. We also discuss Manchester By the Sea, Akira, Highlander, and the Star Wars Prequels, as well as movie-to-video game adaptations.
But what we are treated to is boring. We had trouble even recalling the plot afterward.
For some reason, Sean Connery plays an Egyptian Spaniard who teaches the Scottish Warrior, played by French Christopher Lambert, how to handle is new-fangled immortal powers.
Studios have looked into adapting Akira into a live action movie for the west for years, but it’s never materialized. We say just start with the anime and chew on that for a while — you’ll enjoy it, we think.
Check out NerdWriter1’s Akira video to get a good idea of the magic.
Manchester is not only generating buzz among critics, it’s also earning a good return in theaters, as well. While it’s not an uplifting story, it manages to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming at times.