Friday, 12 May 2017

#newrelease ~ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

So in recognition of the release of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I thought I would have an Arthurian-themed week on the blog ~ because regular readers will know that isn't a subject that I have covered very much before!! Just over 60 blog posts I believe, but who's counting?

Let's start the week off by looking at the movie that everyone is talking about.

Here is the blurb ~ with thanks to Wikipedia

The young Arthur runs the back streets of Londinium with his crew, unaware of his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to decide when to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons, unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king.

What do you think? Is it something you would go and watch?

Let's take a look at the movie trailer.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Comic-Con Trailer 
Official Warner Bros. UK

I am often asked if I avoid King Arthur based movies and my answer is No. I love seeing the different interpretations. So before you ask, yes, I will be checking out  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

If you have seen this movie I would love to hear your opinions. Don't forget to comment at the bottom of this post!

If, after you have watched King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you feel like staying with the Arthurian story, then don't forget to check out my book series...

The Du Lac Chronicles

“Chivalry is hanging in by its fingernails and treachery is in the air…”
Tony Riches ~ author of The Tudor Trilogy

“If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and/or The Vikings, you’ll love the back-stabbing/political jockeying in The Du Lac Devil.”


The Du Lac Chronicles is set a generation after the death of King Arthur, and it follows the fortunes and misfortunes of Lancelot du Lac's sons.

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  1. I'm definitely checking out this movie, Mary Anne!

  2. I'm with you, Mary Anne; I do check out all the KA movies even when I'm not expecting to enjoy them, as with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. For the record, however, I did enjoy this film for what it was: an over-the-top, sword-and-sorcery fantasy that just happened to slap a few Arthurian characters' names into key roles. But King Arthur as a street thug who runs a protection racket? Nope, not my cuppa.

    Cheers -- and happy Mother's Day! :)

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    2. Arthur the street thug, doesn't have the same ring to it as Arthur the hero! Hopefully going to see it next week!!

    3. I haven't managed to see it yet....


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Mary Anne xxx