An Honest Review Of 'King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword' By A 'GoT' Fan

Not into medieval fantasies? Here are four names for you: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, and wait for it—David Beckham.
PHOTO: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword/Warner Bros.
The Long Plot, Sans Spoilers

Who doesn't know the story of Arthur of Camelot? This adaptation by British director Guy Ritchie has Arthur growing up in a brothel, living and fighting on the streets of Londinium. He's kind of the really hot bad boy, who looks after his crew even as he runs his less-than-legal business ventures. He doesn't know it, but he's cheated of the crown and kingdom by his uncle, Vortigern. And one day, a sword in a stone appears, and their lives have to change.

 The Honest Plot

Incredibly hot, shirtless Charlie Hunnam. Fast-paced dialogue, quick wit and trademark Guy Ritchie humor. Swordfights. Magic. Did we already mention incredibly hot Charlie Hunnam? Do you need anything else?

The Actors And Where You Last Saw Them

Charlie Hunnam as Arthur

He's best known for his role as Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim (2013) where he was also shirtless and incredibly hot, FYI. In 2015, he shared the big screen with fellow hottie Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak. Before all that though, he was biker Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy. (He was shirtless too, at times!)

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as the Mage

It must be that strange accent, or those haunting eyes, because she played a different otherworldly creature in 2011: the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Jude Law as Vortigern

He worked with Guy Ritchie in two Sherlock Holmes movies—with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Next year, he'll be playing young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2.

Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere

You saw him in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016). His upcoming projects include voice work for How To Train Your Dragon 3, scheduled for release in 2019.

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Eric Bana as Uther

If you have a thing for hot older men with sexy salt and pepper hair, look no further! You've seen him in Time Traveler's Wife and Star Trek in 2009, and The Finest Hours in 2016.

Aidan Gillen as "Goose-Fat" Bill

Best known as Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in HBO's Game of Thrones, he also played a CIA operative in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Before that, he was in another TV show: The Wire, as Councilman-turned-Mayor Tommy Carcetti.

Did You Know? 1. Game of Thrones fans, keep your eyes peeled for another actor from the Seven Kingdoms: Michael McElhatton, better known to TV audiences as Roose Bolton! 2. Charlie Hunnam and Aidan Gillen worked together on the show Queer as Folk, from 1999 to 2000. 3. Director Guy Ritchie has had many films set in urban London, from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011. His characters often operate in the grimy underworld of this old city, featuring very colorful criminals and lots of sticky situations. 4. It seems Charlie has always been destined for this role! He shares, "I watched all the films about the Arthurian legend over and over again when I was about six or seven. I actually had an Excalibur that I carved out of wood so I could play Arthur. So, to then be on a set in a version of Londinium playing King Arthur for real was pretty wild." 5. In case Charlie, Jude, and Eric aren't eye candy enough, watch for yet another hottie: David Beckham! The ex-footballer also had a cameo in Guy Ritchie's last film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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