Thursday, April 5, 2018
Uther Pendragon is killed but not before he sticks his sword Excalibur into a rock. A young King Arthur is able to take the sword out and so begins the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgan Le Fey and the knights of the round table into one great soap opera of fun.
I think this is the best of all the Arthur films, nominated for an Oscar for Cinematography, it features Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne in their first film roles although they are not the leads. Liam Neeson met Helen Mirren (Morgan Le Fey) on the set and they ended up living together for 4 years. Oh, the director, John Boorman, used his daughter as the wife of Uther and you see her...um...nude getting pregnant by “Uther” who didn’t even take off his armour. If I had a dad ask me to do that scene, I would have told my dad is a freaky creep.