Athena (thena) wrote in hp_avalon,

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King Arthur - the 2004 movie

Well, we would have talked about it sooner or later, and it might as well be now since this community needs to be revived with a new topic. A King Arthur movie has been made, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Carribean, Pearl Harbour, and a bunch of other big budget movies/tv). The movie is not so much an adaption of the mythology, but more based on the original story itself. Basically the whole fighting with Picts, Anglos, Saxons, etc. that happened in the British Isles after the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century BCE. I had a lot of mixed feelings about this movie when I first heard about it being greenlighted (same with Troy) since my views of the mythology will always be distorted on screen, but I decided to see it for Ioan Gruffudd who plays Lancelot (see icon). Upon further knowledge of this movie project I have found out:

-Merlin is not about magic, and he's against Arthur (Clive Owen) and his Knights, with a group of Picts (?)
-Guinevere (Keira Knightley) plays the role of warrior princess too, since in Celtic culture, women fought much more.
-It's a complete war movie
-The movie is going to be Rated R
-But there are no major love scenes
-Only a few "touching" moments between Arthur and Guinevere
-Yes, this should please sydney_lynne: There is no triangle. Lancelot and Guinevere argue a bit, but there is no affair.

For more information on this movie, go here.

What do you all think? To see or not to see? For the record, some people are already trashing the trailer, and the press don't know what to do with it yet.

I know it's ridiculous I'm posting this now, when the movie isn't set to come out until July, but I just wanted an excuse to get in contact with Sydney (months, my dear), and bring a topic up on this community.
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