KING ARTHUR Trailer: Not Quite The Laughing Stock You Expected

Will anyone EVER refer to this as LEGEND OF THE SWORD?

The first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword came out all the way back in July. It was, to put it mildly, not very good. To put it less mildly, it was fucking hilarious.

They’ve had a lot of time since then to retool the film’s image and fashion a trailer that won’t make everyone point and laugh. I say they succeeded:

Let me be clear, the chances of this movie being good are slim. I’ll allow that it could come out and be goofy fun along the lines of Gods of Egypt, but even that is a stretch. Nevertheless, this is a nice trailer. The Led Zeppelin song is an interesting choice, and hey, at least it’s not a mournful cover. Jude Law looks smarmy as shit, and I’m all for a movie about a super-sword.

So sure. Bring me some King Arthur. Why not?