2017 Movie #71: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

2017 Movie #71: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Legend of the Sword from here on out) is a bad movie. Guy Ritchie, known for his slick crime thrillers, probably wasn’t the right choice to direct this. In fact, he makes a lot of really bad choices here. Legend of the Sword is all over the map; half the time, it’s trying to be the kind of cool heist movie that Ritchie excels at, half the time it’s trying to be an epic action movie. Ritchie has no handle on the action portions of the film, which end up looking like something out of a video game. And the heist portions feel at odds with the basic premise of the film. Legend of the Sword is a mess.

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2017 Movie #54: The Lost City of Z (2016)

2017 Movie #54: The Lost City of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z is like if someone took the meat of Zodiac, put it in the taco shell of Apocalypse Now, and sprinkled on some Raiders of the Lost Ark cheese as a topping. Food metaphor aside, it’s hard not to interpret this historical fiction film through the lens of these existing films that clearly have played into its creation, albeit with the understanding that The Lost City of Z is based loosely on real events.

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