[50/50] Genre Film #4: “Excalibur”

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Genre Film #4: “Excalibur” (1981)

excaliburLush, sexy and dreamlike, John Boorman’s insanely shiny, insanely violent and insanely anachronistic take on the Arthurian legend is also the version that comes closest to feeling truly mythological. Studded with future stars (Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, among others), it is Nicol Williamson as an idiosyncratic and enchanting Merlin who keeps the whole thing from flying apart. Quite simply one of the best fantasy movies ever made.

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One comment on “[50/50] Genre Film #4: “Excalibur”

  1. estrella75 says:

    This is one of my favorite movies ever. It just never gets old. -Vera

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