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Merlin’s Magic Couldn’t Save This Film

Movie: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’
Charlie Hunnam portrays Arthur in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

Guy Ritchie’s over-the-top take on the beloved King Arthur myth is a fiasco. Unless, of course, you are devoted to digitized landscapes, scenes so dark you can hardly see the action, sloppy editing, an often incoherent script and computer-generated creatures — enormous elephants at the beginning and a giant, slithering snake later on. 

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