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THE MFF Podcast #256: King Arthur, Double Decapitations, and Crossbows

March 4, 2020

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The MFF podcast is back, and this week we’re talking about the Antoine Fuqua directed King Arthur. Originally filmed as an R-rated film full of violence and decapitations, the movie was dropped down to a PG-13 rating by nervous Touchstone executives (owned by Disney) before it’s release in 2004. The end result is still a lot of fun, because of the massive action scenes, and the cast made up of Clive Owen, Joel Edgerton, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Ray Winstone, Ray Stevenson, Til Schweiger and Stellan Skarsgard. In this episode, we discuss double decapitations, great eyebrows and gigantic movie sets.

Love the cast.

If you are a fan of the podcast make sure to send in some random listener questions so we can do our best to not answer them correctly. We thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the episode!

You can download the pod on Apple PodcastsTune In,  Podbean,or Spreaker.

If you get a chance please make sure to review, rate and share. You are awesome!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Leavengood permalink
    March 12, 2020 10:19 am

    In an era of R-rated action epics (1995-2005) with Braveheart, The Patriot, Gladiator and Alexander, I remember seeing this (as 23 yr old me) and being so woefully disappointed. I didn’t hate it, but I was crushed by what it lacked in the battlefield. Cool characters, but with the visceral grittiness of war neutered. Your discussion of the original intention of an R-rating now makes so much sense to the serious tone of the film! Makes me (finally) perhaps willing to give this another try.

    • March 12, 2020 12:58 pm

      I love the double decapitation in the director’s cut. It needs to happen more.

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