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This is an incredible King Arthur film and probably the greatest story based on the myth/legend. John Boorman may have struggled with success, but his films have never been boring or lacked substance. I saw one critic called this messy, but I personally believe this stems from the cutting of the 3 hour cut. I caught this on the big-screen last night, and wow. I haven't seen this film since I was a child and it is still amazing and truly one of a kind. Great direction and intensely created film that keeps the story flowing. My favourite scene is the rebirth of Arthur as he rides through the fields and the plants grow again, it's incredible. The film is beyond its era, just a film that is a cult film because it was made well before its time. This is how a film should be made, Guy Ritchie should have followed something with this template or cut the budget down to ensure the gritty and timely nature of the legend. Incredible film and I'm happy to say it is so much better on the big-screen. 11/11/2019
Beautiful film to watch and if they decide to use English narration, it might develop into something for the western audiences. I enjoyed the film with the subtitles and it's true country of origin in full sight. The film is slow and is more in line with a documentary style of filmmaking, but don't allow that to distract you. Good for a night in with the family, this modern looking Bambi film is more than Disney could ever dream about. Beautiful scenery and a constructed film that offers some interesting story beats. Funny and amazing to watch, this film deserves to be seen. 08/11/2019
Blumhouse productions has crafted another interesting film, that missed the masses of course. At first glance this will feel like a Dexter clone, but I can assure you it never falls in the underdelivered column. Bloodline is twisty and surprising. The story takes detours and is tough to watch with the sharp violent sections. This film takes its rightful place in the indie circuit and is primed to be found on streaming platforms and VOD. This is a cult film in the making. It will be a conflicted audience, but there is great work here and a filmmaker deserving of more character exploration material. The dark horror/thriller film will keep you guessing until the end. 10/11/2019
Well acted film and further evidence of the talent Murphy has, terribly underrated actor. The issues I had with Peacock were pacing and the overall storyline. The film doesn't become anything more than an interesting central concept, that is bizarre and unusual. There was a chance to break the mould surrounding this film, but sadly they take out the rule book and follow it every step of the way. We're robbed from some of the creepy moments and the film lacks the strength to take us into those moments. I wanted to enjoy this character study, but it's undercooked. The characters don't have true intent and the cast of everyone, what a cast, can't save this from being anything more than okay. Tough movie to recommend, it really has no target audience. 29/10/2019
Starts off promising, but trickles in quality as the story heads to its conclusion. The film suffers from pacing issues and over plotting. The cast is quite good, but Cavill's character is just too shallow. The issue is the characters lack true depth and the filmmaker throws a lot of familiar actors into their roles, but leaves them with nothing to showcase. The filmmaker needed to drop some of the twists to ensure the pacing matched the film he was attempted to make. The thriller aspect of the film demanded a tighter and faster film, not the slow burning film that was delivered. The cat and mouse section of the film was interesting and is never exploited as it should've been. The pacing kills all the momentum, which is odd considering the lack of true character development. There is too much here and it sinks under its own weight. 03/11/2019