Episode 36 – King Arthur (2004)

We’re back to look at the more action adventures following the success of Gladiator and writer David Franzoni’s next project: King Arthur (2004). Here, Antoine Fuqua directs a gritty re-imagining of Arthurian legend in the final years of the Roman Empire. We get into the mid-00’s obsession for gritty realism, the NEW archaeological ‘discoveries’ and esoteric Celtic spiritualism which inspired this movie, along with riveting discussion of the Roman fort of Vindolanda, our favorite Knights of the Round Table, whether or not Til Schweiger has hair and our favorite (male, non-queer-coded) sexy villains pre-2010. Enjoy, or don’t. I’m a podcast, not Roman authority.

Books 1-5: Action epics in the 00's
Books 1-5: Action epics in the 00's
Episode 36 - King Arthur (2004)
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