King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Has A Very Poor Rotten Tomatoes Rating

Historical style movies are a huge gamble in today's Hollywood landscape. Many audience members these days like superheroes or Star Wars films.

It goes without saying that the upcoming release of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is not off to a great start in terms of critical reception.

The Summer blockbuster movie season has only started, but this is the first majorly poor received movie.

If you go on to Rotten Tomatoes, the rating for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a dismal 21 percent. 85 reviews have been collected as of time of writing and only 18 reviewers have given this movie a positive review.

67 reviewers gave the movie a thumbs down which is the overwhelming majority. The critical consensus can be seen below.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword piles mounds of modern action flash on an age-old tale -- and wipes out much of what made it a classic story in the first place.

The box office intake for the movie is not expected to be very large. Early estimates say the movie could earn as little as $25 million in its opening weekend in North America.

This is quite low considering it cost $175 million to make this movie. This does not even include advertising and marketing costs.

King Arthur could end up being as unsuccessful as last year's release of Ben-Hur. Ben-Hur only made $94.1 million at the worldwide box office with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of only 25 percent. Ben-Hur also had an inflated budget of over $100 million.

I'm all for Hollywood trying out new genres, but sometimes studios need to be smart with their ideas.

Charlie Hunnam is a capable actor, but he's never been a proven box office draw. The movie might have received more attention if a bigger name was cast in the lead.

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