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Relax around the little details and enjoy the film
on 17 July 2015
If you are a great fan of the book and you are a purist, you might feel a bit disgruntled in places, but I take the view that it is a fantasy book any way and not an historical novel so it doesn't have to be exact for me. I thought the casting for Lancelot, Guinevere and Arthur could have been better but this is largely because we have a tendency to build our own personal images for the characters we grow to love through reading imaginative stories. It would be impossible to please everyone. However, the casting for Merlin, Morgana, Morgeuse, Gorlois, and Vivianne are excellent. This is a very atmospheric film and very convincingly persuades the viewer that it all really did happen. Very magical in places, the feeling of mysticism is true to the book and some of the scenes of Avalon are very beautiful. The pagan rites at Beltane are stirring and speak deeply of the Old Gods. Highly recommend.