First Knight Reviews
Lancelot is a wanderer who doesn't have a home or any place to stay, but he is satisfied living alone with just his superior sword-fighting skills. That is, until he meets the soon to be Queen and falls in love with her. Will Lancelot be successful in making the Queen change her mind about who she wants to be with, or will her top priority still be King Arthur?
Don't get me wrong, "First Knight" is not only a love story. There is a lot of exciting fighting, mostly with swords, it's easy to tell the movie is an epic with the huge castles and the many knights on horses, and throughout the whole movie, everybody, especially the three main stars (Ormond, Connery, and Gere), all do a great job of acting to make the movie captivating and believable.
The bottom line is, "First Knight" is an exciting epic about the story of Camelot, and all the while with all the fighting and other conflicts, there's an underlying love story to make it even more interesting.
Even if you're not that crazy about epic films, give "First Knight" a chance. If you are a big fan of great epic movies, I recommend purchasing "First Knight" as soon as possible! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. To this day, this is still one of my absolute favorite epic films, and my favorite Sean Connery flick.
The ending is just too hokey - one minute Aurthur is sentencing Lancelot to death and the next minute bequeathing his kingdom to him.
It's worth watching, if your interested in this period. If not, then you probably dont want to see it because there are a lot better films of this period and of these men out there that can give you a loving of this legend and time.
Richard Gere is puppy-eyed and his shy handsomeness makes for a good loner, although his transition to being a hero towards the end of the movie is not reflected in his performance and not really based within the narrative except for some vague reference to a troubled past. Sean Connery puts on the Role of Arthur like a glove and mumbles and smirks behind his mighty beard to recreate a truly "legendary" Arthur, legendary as in fairy-esque.
One nice thing about this movie are the locations and beautiful landscapes. That is, if you like to gaze upon the breathtaking British countryside (Oh Mother England !).
All in all, a romp and adventure movie with loots of cheesy schmonsens thrown in for good measure.