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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

USA/Thailand 2017
produced by
David Michael Latt, David Rimawi (executive) for Dark Continent, Benetone Films, The Asylum
directed by Jared Cohn
starring Sara Malakul Lane, Eoin O'Brien, Alex Winters, Kelly B. Jones, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Jon Nutt, Asia Marie, Byron Gibson, Harold Diamond, Jack Easton, Eilidh 'Ailey' MacQueen, Tanja Keller, Ron Smoorenburg, Jaroslav Shvets, Surin Jaritwong, Ricardo Sanati, Sohanne Bengana, Arada Khamnoi, Sao Ruenthai, Bunyakorn Yeesodsary, Zymone
written by Scotty Mullen, music by Mikel Shane Prather, stunt coordinator: Krisbenjapon Thiengthamwatjana, visual effects coordinated by Sasha Burrow, supervised by Joseph J. Lawson

King Arthur, Merlin

review by
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The UK, 1500 years ago: King Arthur (Byron Gibson) and Merlin (Harold Diamond) finally get hold of Morgana Le Fay (Sara Malakul Lane) and her son Mordred (Russell Geoffrey Banks), manage to imprison them with some spell, and send them to outer space.

Bangkok, Thailand, now: Penn (Eoin O'Brien) is a descendant of King Arthur and in a team that still lives by the values of the Knights of the Round Table, also including his girlfriend Jenna (Kelly B. Jones), his rival Lucas (Alex Winters), tough-as-nails Tasha and their team leader Gunner (Jon Jutt), and they train frequently at a local dojo ... but Penn is less than convinced there's anything to the story and ponders leaving the group - when one day Elaine (Asia Marie) stumbles in, hands Penn what turns out to be the Holy Grail ... and just dies. Turns out that Morgana and Mordred have returned, and they are after Excalibur, which has somehow been molten into the Holy Grail (don't ask), and now it's up to these "Knights of the Round Table" to save the world from Morgana, eventually helped by Elaine's sister Krista (Eilidh 'Ailey' MacQueen), who's the only one who really knows what's going on. Soon, too, our heroes manage to make Mordred their prisoner, but are slow to trust him, even though he tries to prove them he's actually on their side, wanting to escape the shadow of his over-bearing mother and wanting to finally be granted a soul. But as our heroes are a bit on the slow side when it comes to let Mordred help them (even if one can't blame them), bad comes to worse, and the worst here is most probably a giant robot destroying parts of Bangkok ...

 

Ok, let's be honest here, if you've expected this to be an even remotely faithful adaptation of the King Arthur legend, you will be disappointed, as a matter of fact the actual legend plays a minor role in this mythological hodge-podge and could very easily be replaced by quite a number of other well-known legend or create a mythology of its own. Plus, it stands to argue whether it was a good idea transplanting the very British legend to the rather un-British Thailand ...

But all of this is of secondary interest here, really, as King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is actually a well-oiled acton/sci-fi/fantasy hybrid that moves through its narrative very much on the swift side, offers plenty of fight scenes, shoot-outs, scares where they are needed, and really does its best (and succeeds) to keep the audience entertained. And even if the plot per se might be a slap in the face of every serious historian, it actually works fine as a slightly campy genre yarn.

I will stress again here, don't take this film too seriously - and if you succeed there, you'll probably be rewarded.

 

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