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So, Excalibur...

Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:12 pm

...we're agreed it's the best film ever made, right?

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Post by Rurudyne » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:03 pm

Not a Bad movie ... but as I've said before: I'm easy to please (though not "gee, Highlander 2 was a great flick" easy to please ... I have some standards even if I'm easily entertained).
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Post by Hound » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:21 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:...we're agreed it's the best film ever made, right?
I got real interested in King Arthur last year and bought Le Morte D'Arthur and everything. I figured I'd give Excalibur a watch and was decidedly underwhelmed... :|

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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Oh, come on! Nicol Williamson! Knights beating (and I mean beating) the crap out of each other! O Fortuna! The restoration of the kingdom!

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Post by Hound » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:12 pm

I'm not saying it was a terrible movie. I'm just saying it wasn't great. It was... alright.
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Post by Heinrad » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:13 pm

I thought it was great.
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Post by AndyTurnbull » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:42 pm

Saw it when I was about five (Thank you parents) and loved it. Still do. Fantastic stuff. I really should own it on DVD but somehow I don't. Thankfully it's on Sky a few times a year.

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Post by The Doctor » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:55 am

I've actually always liked Excalibur. It's not the best movie but it's certainly not the worst, I think it's biggest weakness is it's slowness. The visuals (especially the ending sunset) and score are what makes the movie memorable.

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Post by Zisteau » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:56 pm

It is, indeed, utterly fantastic. I think I first saw it when I was around ten or so, and I've loved it ever since. There are so many gems in here that its a little overwhelming. That great scene with the armor changing in the beginning, Jean Luc Picard trying to pull that damn sword out, Excalibur breaking, Percival's gigantic cojones, skullcap-man and his lake of fiery stuff, that cackle from the kid in gold armor, bodies in trees, and best of all....Moses kicking ass.
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Post by Grufflock » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 pm

As with a fair few films I saw when young... I love and cannot see any faults.. well I can, but they are ignored. Much like Howard the Duck.:D
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