Movies about king arthur and his knights
King Arthur by Frank T. ThompsonIll admit, at first I was confused. When I think of King Arthur, I imagine a young, handsome boy pulling a sword from a stone. I imagine battles with dragons and mythical creatures. I imagine a hundred brave knights at a round table, dutifully serving Arthur, their righteous king.
Yet in the beginning, Arthur isnt a king. Hes merely a Roman knight who was taken from his family when he was a boy. Taken to pay tribute to Rome, the conqueror of their country, Sarmatia. While hes a commander, he fights many battles and becomes a legendary warrior.
During this time, he chooses one hundred knights to serve under his command. And these knights join him at the round table.
At the time the story takes place, only seven knights remain of the original hundred and their fifteen-year terms of service for the Roman Empire have nearly come to an end. But before they are released, they are sent on their final, dangerous mission. A mission that will, when completed, either lead them to freedom or death.
Yes, I was confused, because this book differed from the actual story.
A few chapters in, I was finally clear with what was going on. I realized that the tales of King Arthur we know were only tales in this story as well. I realized that this story was meant to be the real tale of the glorious king.
Dont let this minor confusion let you change your mind about this story, though. This book is amazing. No, it was much more than amazing. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book. It had me nodding, laughing, and on the verge of tears. (Im sure I would have cried, had my brother, sister and mom been somewhere else. I dont cry in front of people.)
The story was so beautifully and wonderfully written. There was a perfect balance between action, romance and comedy in the book.
You know those books that change you? Those books that stick with you weeks, months, or even years after youve read them? One of those books that you not only remember, but you want to own? One you need to have in print and on your bookshelf to fully appreciate it?
Well then, you know how I feel about this book. Loved it. Just loved it.
10 Best King Arthur Movies Ever Made
Sign in. PG min Action, Adventure, Drama. Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her.
In , Arthurian legend continues to have a firm grip on our collective imagination. - Few characters have been the subject of as many big-screen adaptations as the legendary King Arthur. In fact, the British leader is one of the most central figures in medieval storytelling across all media.
The Matter of Britain stories, focusing on King Arthur , are one of the most popular literary subjects of all time, and have been adapted numerous times in every form of media. Relatively straightforward adaptations of the legends, reconstructed history, or modern Arthurian material. The History Channel special Quest for King Arthur , hosted by Patrick Stewart , with an introduction by Ioan Gruffudd , highlights several historical figures who may have contributed to Arthurian legend. It was shown on the History Channel just prior to the release of the film King Arthur , which featured Gruffudd as the character Lancelot and doing a voice-over introduction. The obvious tie-in was to assert the historical accuracy of the film.
There are a lot of movies based on the myth of King Arthur and his Round Table knights. Like, a lot a lot. Especially early on, in the first few decades of the film industry, studios couldn't get enough of the Once and Future King of England and his valiant court of knights. But while the adventures of a group of knights in the most magical mythical land in medieval history might sound like the perfect setup for an awesome movie, most of the time, these films fall pretty flat. That is in part due to the fact that they just keep making them and you can only watch the same story unfold so many times before it becomes the most tired thing you've ever seen.