|Lancelot & Arthur|
Merlin is in charge of what seems to be a barbaric tribal cult that resembles that of pre-conceptual ideas for James Cameron's Avatar (2009). What's their purpose? Beats me, it's never explained. There's just so many ideas but all them feel underwritten. The actors who play the knights are fun to watch nonetheless. Clive Owen could surely pass as King Arthur and since his cast members are for the most part from UK vicinity, they too sound and look like they could be knights. Along Owen there's Ioan Gruffudd, Joel Edgerton and Ray Stevenson to name a few. Playing the main antagonist is Cedric (Stellan Skarsgård), a Saxon who shows no mercy in his purpose. Yet he too is underplayed - with very few tone raises. Just monotone whispering and mumbling.
The actors cast for the roles do a good job along with fun action and music. The writing however is too muddled with numerous subplots and little exposition. You think for a 2 hour long movie, it would clear up something.
Points Earned --> 6:10