Humans as a society have this tendency to create myths, our ancestors did it and created these religions and mythologies; meanwhile, we created things for our own. One such myth is the myth of the Legend of Excalibur, King Arthur’s magical sword that helped him rule the country of Britain; and luckily Netflix has a movie for you about this. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on Netflix is something that you should definitely check out.
While the movie came out back in 2017, and received no great response from the audiences or the critics; for some reason, it is currently Netflix‘s most-watched movie. You must be looking for reasons why watch it, so here are a few that may lure you into watching the movie.
The Legend of Excalibur
The major reason why people from the creative world i.e., writers, directors, and filmmakers like Arthurian Legends is that there are no original versions to these stories. The closest thing you can an “original” would be some Romano-British storyteller; singing about the glories of a local ruler and spicing the story up with some Celtic myths.
According to the Legend of Excalibur; the person who draws the sword Excalibur from the stone was to be the legitimate ruler of England, and of course, our hero Arthur was the one who did it. The story has been retold dozens of times, with writers adding and taking out things that they please; it really tells you about how efficient and talented artists are when they are given the freedom to express themselves.
The stars in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on Netflix
Well, the movie is actually studded some really big names; director Guy Ritchie, actors including Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Djimon Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, and Tom Wu; the movie was destined to be a global hit. The cast went on to work on some really big projects; never realizing that King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will be a sensation in 2021.
It didn’t make that big of an impact back then, the movie only made $148 million with a budget of $175 million. The movie is surely winning hearts today; currently sitting at #10 on Netflix’s most-watched list with 9 shows ranking above it.
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— Netflix (@netflix) October 26, 2021
The recent success of this movie has proved that Netflix is not only a place of new content but also a place to find amazing old movies and shows. The audience is talking about the movie and is really enjoying it; maybe you should give it a shot too?
You can stream King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on Netflix now.