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King Arthur (2005)

King Artur, an attempt at a period film

The British legend of King Arthur told differently. The film is based on recent archaeological findings, according to which Arthur was a Roman auxiliary soldier (auxiliary troops) who defended the northern border of the Roman Empire on Hadrian's Wall in Britain with other Roman knights (miles). When the Roman troops withdrew, Arthur could have been the ruling figure, according to the theory supported by this film, which led the remaining Celtic-Roman mixed population in the fight against the invading Saxons. Merlin - in the legend a magician - could have been a leader of the Celtic indigenous people. The search for the Grail is understood as mastering one's own fate. Unfortunately, the church and Christianity come off very badly in the film, which is historically not at all correct for this time. Christianity played a large and positive role for the Celts of the British Isles. The Roman inquiry invented here certainly did not exist at the time. Probably someone interpreted his own aversion to the church and exaggerated it with half-truths. In this film, the Pope commands the Roman troops, a bishop has the high command, which is nonsense. In the early Middle Ages the Pope was only the city bishop of Rome. The rise of the papacy does not begin until a good hundred years later, when the Saxons, who were still wild here, were themselves Christians and, as Anglo-Saxons, worship the Pope, ask him for missionaries and thus help him into the historical "saddle". Of course, the film is above all a great historical spectacle with many battles and action scenes. A battle takes place on a frozen lake that breaks in many breathtaking settings. The final battle takes place in front of Hadrian's Wall as an impressive backdrop. The team had a great wall built especially for it. They took examples from other battles of antiquity - e.g. walls of fire that are being laid, catapults that are used en masse - whereby the battle might not have looked like this historically for Britain, but could have looked like this in other wars of antiquity. The effects are well done, the costumes are relatively historical - except for a few excesses of fanaticism among the knights. The film balances between historical borrowings and cinematic exaggerations and clearly tilts towards Hollywood clich├ęs. Interpersonal relationships are too cheesy for me. In their flat dialogues, the knights behave like American GI's on their way home from the Vietnam War, or after the brutal battle, they get married romantically in a stone circle over the cliffs after the brutal battle. Till Schweiger as Prince of Saxony is well worth seeing, as is the wild Keltin Guinevere. It is probably also historical that at times the women fought among the Celts. Read full review