Why is this my favorite Arthur rendition?
Several reasons, really. First, hot actors. In one movie, portraying some of the most famous knights to ever live, you have Clive Owen (Arthur), Ioan Gruffudd (Lancelot), Mads Mikkelsen (Tristan), Hugh Dancy (Galahad), and Joel Edgerton (Gawain). Not to mention Stellan Skarsgard as the evil Saxon invader.
Second, the story is believable. I'm not saying the traditional Arthur legends aren't, but in this version, they're all just men and women going about their lives. While a mystic element surrounds the "Woads" (aka: Picts), they don't use magic. Merlin is just a man, a leader of his people, and his daughter Guinevere is just a badass in blue paint. I can't vouch for the accuracy of this film (or any other), but it's an interesting take on a classic legend.
*Spoiler Alert* What I Didn't Like
|My favorite Mikkelsen role|
That aside, this is an excellent retelling of an old tale that I can watch time and time again.
What is your favorite Arthur rendition? Who is your favorite Knight of the Round Table?