And why does Hollywood keep making King Arthur movies - the last major one was Antoine Fuqua's 2004 bomb - when audiences clearly aren't clamoring for them?
King Arthur movie review: King Arthur is, trying to reinvent a 5th-6th-century mythical hero while trying hard to be very cool, very 21st-century, very Guy Ritchie.
While the story is a familiar one for most, Guy Ritchie's interpretation gives life to it, making a quick trip to the restroom almost impossible to do. A lot of heads roll down the gutter, a lot of eyes get rolled by the Mage (an ever-sad Berges-Frisbey, butchering an English accent) summoning the magic to help Arthur, a lot of big animals wander in and out, some Christian mythology gets mixed in, and a lot of swords are swished about, often to no obvious avail.
This "King Arthur" is a wild, loose-screw reading of the classic tale, and comes off as if Ritchie was on ayahuasca the entire time he made it.
"I'd always been in good shape sort of aesthetically, but the dirty secret behind me was that I wasn't really that fit cardio wise so I concentrated on getting myself as fit as possible", he said.More news: Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold but lowers growth forecast
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"I would love to do a Game of Thrones cameo", he said.
Hunnam also chatted about his habit of stealing props from the productions he works on, admitting he took a motorbike from the set of Sons of Anarchy.
"There is a scene where he tries to pull out his sword and I get out there, he's got a spiky bit and he got a bit overly rambunctious with it and stabbed me in my six-pack but thankfully my six-pack was so strong I think his sword bent and I only got a little cut".
A dedicated stylist who got his start with gangster comedies like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch", Ritchie has become a go-to guy for Warner Brothers' franchise hopes, first with "Sherlock Holmes" (a hit that spawned a sequel) and then with "The Man from U.N.C.L.E". #KingArthur arrives in theaters on May 12.