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on: July 25, 2016, 11:43:44 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rbPTQIdjmY

Had no clue what this was going in, identified it as Guy Ritchie nearly immediately. Actually pretty stoked for this.
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Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 03:59:09 AM

This is the first movie since Deadpool that I'm looking forward to. I watch quite a few movies in the theater, but this is the first one since Deadpool that I won't be going to just because it's the best one that happens to be in theaters when I have the time to go. I probably should have felt this way about Civil War, but Avengers 2 made me wonder if Marvel was on the decline.
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Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 08:24:16 AM

That camera on the shoulder pointed at the head with crappy CGI blur in the background so everyone knows you're running fast... Back to the drawing board.
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Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 08:47:59 AM

Speedy doesn't like it, probably means it'll be good. The music in that trailer sounded like Jethro Tull, which is impossible I thought, so I had to look it up. Someone called Sam Lee apparently.

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Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 10:10:23 AM

I dunno, I'm sort of with him on the Go-Pro view being used in cinema.

I mean, I get that I'm an old-man and kids are used to seeing that viewpoint because of Go-Pro, but it's a lousy angle and method for seeing things. It's a narcissistic viewpoint that's shit for telling a visual story.

Hm.. as I type that, MAYBE if Arthur is as totally into himself as he's coming across it can work from the storytelling angle, but it's still bad visuals.

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Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 11:38:51 AM

I was ready to hate this thread because nobody has topped Excalibur (or the Holy Grail, heh).

But yeah. This looks awesome.

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Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 11:48:59 AM

I like to see innovative camerawork and action scene aesthetics. I loved the recent and new (to me anyway) Jon Snow 3rd person camera in the game of thrones episode 9 battle scene. But that shoulder to face angle is just a poor visual that brings nothing, not even very good at conveying a sense of speed which I assume is what they were trying to do.

Hell, maybe this is going to be a really great film, I don't know, it does look pretty cool and I love Excalibur, just saying Guy Ritchie misfired on his attempt to bring some new camera perspective on that scene.
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Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 11:52:57 AM

This felt more like a Guy Ritchie movie to me than a King Arthur movie. It felt all sorts of disjointed with really strange mish-mash of modern, medieval and dark ages aesthetics and vibe. I'm actually with Speedy on the shoulder cam running gag - not a fan of its use and it was all over this trailer.

But it's Guy Ritchie and a lot of actors I like so I'll give it some leeway.

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Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 01:36:33 PM

I'm hoping the witty banter and characterizations save it from the gimmicks.

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Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 01:43:31 AM

I like Guy Ritchie's movies in general but the trend on them has been a downward spiral (the difference between say Snatch and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows being huge).
I'm sure I'll watch this on dvd/stream some day but the slogan "see it in Real 3D" at the end of trailer is somewhat worrying.  Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 01:52:16 AM

Launcelot fucking Four Fingers.

I think you mean Sir Not Appearing In This Film.

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Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 10:27:02 PM

This is so over the top it could work.  So yeah.
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Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 12:43:54 PM

The camera work makes this almost unwatchable for me.  Shame, I love Arthurian stuff.

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Reply #13 on: July 29, 2016, 01:50:51 PM

Guys, seriously.  That camera view was shown for one small part of the entire trailer, all happening in what was obviously the same scene.  All cut together, there is a decent chance that camera view has 1-2 minutes total screen time for the whole movie.

What did you guys think about it other than that one tiny part of the trailer?  Looks pretty fun actually.

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Reply #14 on: July 29, 2016, 01:54:06 PM

This felt more like a Guy Ritchie movie to me than a King Arthur movie. It felt all sorts of disjointed with really strange mish-mash of modern, medieval and dark ages aesthetics and vibe.

That's what I thought of it, and I said so. My first reaction was buhhhh-wuuuuuuuuuuuuuttt?

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Reply #15 on: July 29, 2016, 01:59:00 PM

I'm surprised you all seem excited for this. I've enjoyed some Guy Ritchie stuff in the past but I've watched this trailer twice and my only reaction has been "my god that looks awful, what happened to Guy Ritchie?"

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Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 03:32:31 PM

Ritchie is a bit hit or miss. I loved Snatch and Lock, but if you haven't watched Revolver... just don't. It is pretentious, nonsensical wank that at first glance looks like a triumphant return to the Ritchie formula of the first two movies. It isn't.

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Reply #17 on: July 29, 2016, 08:31:01 PM

Ritchie is a bit hit or miss. I loved Snatch and Lock, but if you haven't watched Revolver... just don't. It is pretentious, nonsensical wank that at first glance looks like a triumphant return to the Ritchie formula of the first two movies. It isn't.

I've seen those first two and his Sherlock movies. The fist Sherlock was pretty good. The second felt overdone and off in tone. This movie to me looks like they're trying to hard to make a punk version of Arthurian legend and I don't want to see that. I'll stick with Excalibur.

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Reply #18 on: February 21, 2017, 11:47:02 AM

Second Trailer

Now that's more like it. Sure, it looks like great big fantasy epic 101, but this gives me a bit more of an explanation than the first one did.

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Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 05:55:32 PM

It's been all down hill since Lock Stock

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Reply #20 on: February 24, 2017, 09:30:43 AM

"The man from UNCLE" was terrible.  I will set my expectations low.

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Reply #21 on: February 25, 2017, 01:14:29 AM

ok that looks better, in a somewhat strange british way. cheesy but poignant special effects.
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Reply #22 on: May 12, 2017, 09:40:34 AM

This is taking a beating from reviewers. Choppy CGI crapfest, dumb/boring plot.
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Reply #23 on: May 12, 2017, 10:52:18 AM

Yeah, even the trailers have left me somewhat conflicted. It's not something I plan to see in theaters, especially after hearing the reviews.

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Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 11:31:58 AM

It's a Guy Ritchie movie. All of his plots are stupid. The few bits of CGI he had before weren't great.

You either like his writing or you don't.

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Reply #25 on: May 12, 2017, 11:37:50 AM

Guy Ritchie has been hit or miss for me. Lock, Stock and Snatch? Brilliant. Revolver and that Madonna movie (Swept Away?). Pretentious, awful shit. I liked the first Sherlock movie (haven't seen the second). This one just looked... puzzling.

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Reply #26 on: May 12, 2017, 11:39:50 AM

Eh.

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Reply #27 on: May 14, 2017, 01:24:22 PM

Revolver was godawful. Ugh.

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Reply #28 on: May 14, 2017, 04:40:55 PM

The hot take at the heart of this might be interesting--in someone else's hands. Basically, what I gather from the reviews is that this is Arthur-as-medieval-gangster who gets lucky and picks up a badass sword at a desperately lucky moment.
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Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 05:12:16 PM

It sounds less like an interesting concept and more like Guy Ritchie having a very limited range of character types he's comfortable writing.
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