Ritchie defends David Beckham's performance in 'King Arthur'

Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie

Early projections for the vital American market indicate that King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword will make less than £20m when the film cost £175m to make. But once Arthur pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy. At times, "Legend of the Sword" feels like the origin story of a long-lost Middle Ages comic book superhero, especially when Arthur uses Excalibur to wipe out scores of unsuspecting bad guys.

"Snatched" surprised analysts by beating "King Arthur" on the charts.

Sure, Guy Ritchie successfully put his modern-London-street-thug spin on "Sherlock Holmes" and made a fortune with that reboot.

Action packed and with special effects for days, "King Arthur" proves worthy of your attention this month. "I'm English and I look devilishly handsome in a suit".

On the limited release front, BH Tilt released "Lowriders" in less than 300 theaters.

This version of "King Arthur" has an Arthur, played by Hunnam, and there couldn't be a better choice in my opinion to portray the character.

Former Manchester United player and England captain, David Beckham played a cameo role in the film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword". When his evil usurping uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) discovers that the lad is alive and back on the scene, he plots to have him killed asap - but Arthur and his band of not-so-merry men have other plans in store.

Dubbed the first major feature inspired by the people and traditions of the lowrider culture, and produced in part by Imagine Entertainment and Telemundo Films, "Lowriders" targeted high-performing Latino markets with the audience being 53% male and 61% 18 to 34.

Mostly, while watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I thought of Disney. Whether you call it stylistic, creative, imaginative, or simply over the top, Ritchie brings a very specific type of filmmaking to his movies, and audiences generally either like the style or don't.

3 out of 5 stars. Almost 35 minutes into this thing, Legend of the Sword starts into the legend of this movie, a topsy-turvy retelling of the sword-in-the-stone tale, of the "born king", Arthur (Hunnam), reclaiming Excalibur and sparking a rivalry with his uncle, King Vortigern. Two hours, 6 minutes.

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