Do we really need another re-telling of the King Arthur Legend? Apparently the studio was pretty convinced about it, as this version was given a budget of $175m. What do we get for that? Well first of all we don’t really get a re-telling, rather Guy Ritchie’s re-imagining of the story. And we don’t get the whole story – there are ambitions for this to be a new Movie Universe with this first movie being Arthur’s origins story.
After a global war, life has been destroyed by toxic fallout and the air is no longer breathable. Society has collapsed, and only a select few have been chosen to survive in special sleep chambers, waiting for the air to clear at some point in the future. Two engineers, Bauer and Cartwright, are woken up from their own sleep every so many months to do basic maintenance and keep an eye on the facility.
I’ll admit I enjoy sci-fi and generally give any sci-fi movie a go. And this one comes with recommendations galore – inlcuding e.g. a score of 8.2 on IMDB and score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it must be pretty good.