King Arthur fights back to big screen, leading the resistance

22 May, 2017, 15:23 | Author: Evan Mason
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Check out the David Beckham's King Arthur cameo in the player below, followed by a new featurette "Not Going to Fight", which goes behind the scenes of Arthur's swagger and charm. If your movie diet consists of mostly action films, you may want to look elsewhere.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is leans heavy on the origin story of the lost king starting with an action packed prologue showing the heroic prowess of Arthur's father Uther (Eric Bana) taking out some gigantic magical elephants (Yes, you read that right). This time, Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") stars as a young Arthur who goes from street thug to king.

David Beckham recently landed a small cameo role in friend Guy Ritchie's new film, King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, and critics agree it is cringeworthy.

Guy Ritchie: "There's a bad danger of making someone look noble and thereby smug and once you're smug you lose any attractive quality that you could have accrued".

The tough guy actor came to realise he had started "channelling my father" - a "formidable" hard nut from Newcastle.

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The legend of King Arthur is a tale that has been subject to countless retellings.

However his dramatic performance in a snippet from the film left viewers cringing as movie-goers took to social media to pan the football star's acting skills.

Actor Charlie Hunnam has defended David Beckham's acting talents, describing his King Arthur co-star as a "humble" and "serious" actor.

"He just took it so seriously. I'm confident that at some stage it will reveal itself to me, but right now it's just a bit too premature".

Beckham - who worked with Ritchie on Man from U.N.C.L.E - said he was overcome with nerves after Ritchie threw him in at the deep end by forcing him to perform in front of hundreds of people on set. He noted that while the movie is meant to be accessible to audiences, it was also crucial to keep in mind the original King Arthur legend that dated back to the 5th and 6th centuries.

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