King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017; Guy Ritchie) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 6
Failed film franchise experts Daniel and Corky saddle their magic battle elephants to fight the empty CGI spectacle of Guy Ritchie’s 2017 bomb King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Starring the never dynamic Charlie Hunnam, Legend of the Sword left out Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere and the Holy Grail in favor of creating an elaborate backstory for a rock, and yet the film still bombed with audiences and critics.
Liberally borrowing their analysis from Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, Daniel and Corky discuss the merits of “filmmaking vomit,” the significance of the slow-motion scream and the many faces of Goosefat Bill.
U.S. theatrical release date: May 12, 2017
IMDB synopsis: “Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.”
This week’s beer: Device’s Curious Haze (7% ABV)
This week’s referenced movies: First Knight; King Arthur (2004); Snatched (2017); Black Panther; Star Wars, Batman, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter film franchises; Robin Hood (2010); Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch’d; Ghost Rider; Masters of the Universe; The Little Mermaid; The Sons of Katie Elder; The Princess Bride; Quigley Down Under; Reservoir Dogs; Death Becomes Her; Footloose; 300; It’s a Wonderful Life; Aladdin; Oh, God! Book II; Beowulf; The Polar Express; Chinatown; Casablanca; Shining Through
Ratings for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Daniel: Dare; Corky: Dare