King Arthur

Audio problem: When the Woads attack in the beginning of the movie, after the knights have pretty much won the day, Bors hold up his fist knives, sticks out his tounge, and yells a sort-of war victory yell which sounds rather comedic. At the end of the movie when the knights and their horses charge into the Saxons out of the fog, you can hear Bors' exact same yell once again.

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Suggested correction: When the Woads attack in the beginning of the movie, after the knights have pretty much won the day, Bors hold up his fist knives, sticks out his tongue, and yells his war cry: "Rus!". At the end of the movie when the knights and their horses charge into the Saxons out of the fog, the audio of Bors' exact same yell is used once again. The Rus were one of the two main tribes that the Romans called 'Sarmatians'. They were Norsemen who had settled near what became known as the Rus River (in modern-day Romania), who later settled Russia, Belarus, and Ruthenia, all of which took their names from the Rus. The repeated cry of "Rus!" in the film is meant to show that the Sarmatian knights had retained their cultural identity throughout their years of forced service, making their final sacrifice in a foreign land a true act of courage and honor as opposed to an order from the Romans.

Audio problem: When Arthur is telling the knights about their final mission, just after Bors storms out, he says, "Venora'll kill me.", but his lips don't move.

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Suggested correction: This is spoken while he is grimacing, and only half of it is onscreen. Ray Winstone is not known for his enunciation skills, but he does speak this line... the part of it we see, anyway.

Audio problem: When the Woads are surrounding Arthur and his knights, one of the knight is shouting something, but nothing comes out of his mouth.

Audio problem: In the ice battle scene, after the Knights unsuccessfully attempt to make the Saxon army cluster to break the ice, Arthur tells the Knights "It's not going to break". But if you look at Arthur, his lips aren't moving when he says it.

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Quotes

Arthur: Pelagius told me once: "There is no worse death than the end of hope."
Guinevere: You and I are not the polite people that live in poems. We are blessed and cursed by our times.

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Mistakes

I normally wouldn't bother with this sort of nitpicking, but this film specifically claims to be historically researched - and it's full of historical blunders. For a start, the film is set as the Empire withdraws its last troops from Britain - which was in 407 AD. Now Artorius Castus was a real Roman officer who really did command Sarmatian foederati at Hadrian's Wall, but he died around 200 AD. Cerdic was a real Saxon warlord who did go raiding the Britons with his son Cynric, but he did this in the early 500s. Pelagius really was tried for heresy, but he was acquitted and died of old age; the trial was a decade after this setting, and in the fifth century you couldn't be executed for heresy anyway. Also in the fifth century the Pope had no authority over Imperial troops. I could go on and on but that will do for now.

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Trivia

One thing was digitally edited for the promotional posters (the trio of pictures of Guinevere, Lancelot and Arthur): Keira Knightly's (Guinevere) bust was increased purely to attract more viewers.

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