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4.0 out of 5 stars
told from a female viewpoint, 8 Nov. 2007
Here we have another Camelot, Avalon, King Arthur film, but told from a female viewpoint which made a refreshing change. It is full of mysticism, loyalty, magic and passion. The acting generally is very good, the scenery and music support the film beautifully. It is a long film (nearly 3 hours) but if you like to be absorbed into a film, like I do, then that is not a problem.
Angelica Huston was superb as the Lady of the Lake. Julianna Margulies, Michael Vartan and Edward Atherton all played their parts with passion and sensitivity - I thought they were excellent and their on-screen chemistry really worked. I didn't like Samantha Mathias in this film though, I thought Guinevere would have been better played by someone like Kate Winslet or Naomi Watts. The english accents spoken by the american actors were inconsistent, hence the 4 star rating.
I'd read a lot of pretty negative reviews about this film, generally written by people who had read the book first. Personally I don't think you can compare two very different mediums, this story is a legend and it really does depend whether a particular interpretation works for you - this film worked for me and I really enjoyed it.