I’m not sold on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but I do think that this final trailer for the film is the best yet. Despite the distracting music choice, we get a good look at some of the impressive visuals and a hint at some of King Arthur’s “powers.” I didn’t think about it before because the story is essentially a coming-of-age tale, but this trailer make it look like a traditional origin movie with a lot o time spent on King Arthur’s background. Take at look at the last trailer here below:
Even though I’m not 100% on board with this version of the myth yet, it has all the proper characteristics of a blockbuster movie. Here’s hoping it performs well both critically and commercially. Take a look at the official synopsis for the film below:
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. Joining the rebellion and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to address her and eventually understand her magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere, Djimon Hounsou as Sir Bedivere, Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill Wilson, Jude Law as Vortigern and Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set to hit theaters on May 12.