The movie, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword", opens Friday.
The British filmmaker has built up a reputation for crime films, such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
Also, Jamie Graham from Total Film called out director #GuyRitchie, who is certainly getting blamed for this legendary flop, for constantly crossing the line between "visionary and hodgepodge". "So he's in there and amusing enough I'm surprised by how many people do recognise him, but he's in there", said Ritchie.
"King Arthur has a magical sword and all that - which is lovely for him, but Jax Teller is a gun runner - so it's probably gonna go to Jax on that one", Hunnam said about the hypothetical fight between himself and himself. In the meantime, we can all await the summer 2021 release of King Arthur: Medieval Boogaloo.
Ritchie was particularly uncertain about 37-year-old Hunnam's skinny build, but the actor was determined to overcome any resistance and win the role. It's one part '80s camp insanity, one part heist-movie fun and three parts generic fantasy. "So I flew myself over [from Los Angeles]".
Do you remember what happened to the Sherlock Holmes franchise in Guy Ritchie's hands? Guy said, "I got my inspiration from the movies I have watched and directed". Not so much. You'll get 50 out of him at the most!
Hunnam says they weren't trying to do a remake of the 1973 Franklin J. Schaffner film, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. And when he's presented with this destiny, that's not of his choosing. There's Jude Law as Vortigern, a king and mage determined to hold power at all costs, even if it means paying a lake full of octopus-women with the blood of his loved ones. Ritchie believes it has staying power, saying he has already envisioned several more films for his iteration of the folklore hero.
The actor was very familiar with the Arthurian legend before landing the role. If that's a compromise you're willing to make, there are some genuinely compelling and innovative sequences of the action and dialogue variety (and a jarring David Beckham cameo). This leads Vortigern's soldiers to round up every man of Arthur's age to find the remaining heir. Law says: "They weren't sure if he was a king of England or a king of northern Europe or some very bad wife-slaying monster who seemed to fit into the fable".
There are many aspects of the movie that did not match the original story. I don't think other adaptations of the legend can say the same thing. Ritchie's vision has the story and character guzzling Monster energy drinks and about a half-dozen protein shakes. The doc centers on the life and times of Rory O'Neill, a drag queen better known as Panti Bliss, with a particular focus on the time period leading up to a referendum on marriage equality in Ireland. We each asked them a couple of questions.