By: Hawk Ripjaw –
As Ken pointed out, the guy Ritchie movie King Arthur comes out on the same week as Snatched, which has a similar title to Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. Who’s being cheeky? Or is it just coincidence?
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Oh, man, this looks like shit. Today, I was talking to my roommate, and I commented that this movie was going to be pretty weird, because the sword somehow gives Arthur powers. He looked at me and said, “But….that’s the story of Arthur.” I looked at him blankly. He clarified, “The sword allows him to bend the will of others or something.” I politely explained that this new movie featured giant elephants, underwater fire, and Arthur’s ability to literally blow away his enemies. “Huh,” he said. “I guess that is different.” Such is Guy Ritchie’s Adderall/cocaine-fueled interpretation of the legend of King Arthur, where several supporting characters such are Merlin are replaced with shots of shirtless Charlie Hunnam and a ton of slow motion. I quite like most of Ritchie’s movies, honestly, with the exception of most of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but I just have my doubts about this.
Maybe you should just see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 again. That movie is awesome.
I have mixed feelings about Amy Schumer. On the one hand, Trainwreck is a great movie the first couple of times you see it. Inside Amy Schumer has some great bits. On the other hand, Schumer’s newest special on Netflix is so bad, I–well, I turned it off and moved on with my life without another thought to it, to be honest. BUT I DIDN’T GIVE IT A THUMBS UP. So now, there are some more factors. Amy Schumer, weirdly, doesn’t seem to be having that much fun. But there is Goldie Hawn, and who doesn’t like Goldie Hawn? It’s directed by Jonathan Levine, who gifted us with the great The Night Before and some other good movies, which should be a good sign. So why am I still kind of suspicious that this won’t be very good?
This is too risky a brew, I’ll wait for RedBox.