Excalibur is not a thing, something you can hold in your hand.
Excalibur is the good in you.
The power to do good, to stand up for what's right, to slay dragons, to capture bank robbers.
You always carry Excalibur in your heart.

Robert Tinnell, Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ritchie's King Arthur Reviewed at Medievally Speaking

Two further reviews of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword have been posted to the Medievally Speaking site. One is by medieval film scholar Kevin J. Harty and the other is by graduate student (?) Usha Vishnuvajjala. Both can be accessed at http://medievallyspeaking.blogspot.com/.

More on Transformers: The Last Knight

An interesting recent piece on Transformers: The Last Knight:

Godfrey, Alex. “Primed for Success.” Empire Summer 2017: 88-93.

Much of it focuses on director Michael Bay, but there are also some useful details on the development of the Arthurian story for the film. The piece is reproduced online at http://santiagocabrera.net/2017/05/santiago-cabrera-merlin-in-transformers/.

A Second Review of Ritchie's King Arthur

Almost missed this. Here is yet another (negative) review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Famurewa, Jimi. Empire Summer 2017: 48-49.

Also available online at http://www.empireonline.com/movies/king-arthur-legend-sword/review/.

Another Review of Ritchie's King Arthur

Still collecting print reviews of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Here is one of the latest:

Graham, Jamie. Total Film Summer 2017: 48.