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Old September 22 2008, 09:11 AM   #25
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Re: Merlin on BBC1 (SPOILERS)

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Wasn't too happy with the complete crapping on the older versions of the legend, not very surprised by it.
it's a reinterpertation of the myth.

it can't be any worse than First Knight which removed Merlin and focused on Lancelot or the recent Clive Owen/Keira Knightley flick which cast Guinevere as a pagan Boudicea-type and Arthur as a Roman centurion...

and let's not even get into the reinterperations Robin Hood's had in just the last 30 years or what both Disney and Renaissance did to Hercules...
Yes but Arthur and The Last Legion were basically trying to imply the truth behind the Arthur myth rather than reinvent it. And both of them at least stuck with Merlin as an old man.

Of course Arthur is about the only Owen/Knightly film I don't like and The Last Legion wasn't much better
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