Monday, May 15, 2017


This is Guy Ritchie at his trippy best.

I did not know of the legend of King Arthur till I saw this film. But I can safely say, there are traces of 'Macbeth' in the tale. The story as such is not a great one, it's the story that we have been seeing since ages. The quest for power, the greed of position is well known in the legends and the greed would die and a hero would emerge victorious. No surprises in the story in this film too but the taking is what made this film interesting. In the first 15 minutes of the film, the growing up of Arthur is shown with a terrific montage, editing and sublime sound. I felt it setup the film well. What followed this was just fluid.

There is humor, actually satirical dialogues that are superbly delivered by the cast. It's well written and executed. The editing is something that was crisp. The pace of the film I felt was right and this deserves a theatrical watch as in home viewing, we may miss some nuances which are worth savoring. 

I heard of  "Charlie Hunnam" in the film "Pacific Rim" but after I saw this film, I declare that he has arrived He was composed and also fluid in the role and he surely has a swag to his personality. I loved his acting and I suppose he will go a long away if he chooses the right roles. 

But the real hero lie behind the screen in the soundtrack and that's the music director of the film "Daniel Pemberton". Listen to the soundtrack below as a sample. I just loved the sound.

The visual effects are not great and the whole ambience was like "Game of Thrones". I have seen only few scenes of "Game of Thrones" and after the viewing refrained from watching "GOT". Also, my wife said few of the cast was from "GOT" so Guy Ritchie could not do much about this I believe.

Overall, a film to watch for Guy Ritchie's style, Charlie Hunnam's swag and Daniel Pemberton's sound. A 3/5 for this film that's worth watching once but worth listening on a repeat play list.

Jackseye's Tale - Daniel Pemberton - King Arthur Soundtrack (click to listen)


A movie that is layered and packed with surprises.

Ridley Scott was the one who started his career with Alien franchise (Alien was his second film as director) and now he gives the prequels like this one and the earlier film 'Prometheus' to the franchise. This adds elements to the franchise and tries to answer some existential questions like 'How did this all begun?'

Of all the scenes in the film I loved the opening scene. The backdrop, the sound and the dialogues were just right to establish the characters and their journey.

Michael Fassbender is an established actor and here he unravels some layers which I have not seen in his earlier films. He is the protagonist. The film begins and ends with him and the transformation is terrifying actually.

The suspense is well kept and this demands another film to understand and seek answers for the questions raised. Perhaps, Ridley Scott is going to end his career with this franchise itself as he is nearly 80 years and if he does, he better end this revealing all the answers.

Technically, the sound design and editing is perhaps it's strongest strength I felt. Visually, it was dark and the confrontation of two characters (David and Walter) is taken in good lighting. I liked the yellow tungsten lighting to symbolize the shades of the characters too.

All in all, this is a must watch film for all the 'Prometheus' fans but other wise it's okay to give this a miss. I plan to watch 'Prometheus' soon.

A 3/5 for a good film. It's serious boss in space no fun movie this.

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