So much average
Absolutely the worst movie.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
The film was all wrong
From the badly narrated introduction to the choice of actors to roles, the film was like a poor man's recreation of 2004 Clive Owen Film King Arthur (which was actually entertaining)
Nobody throws people out their castle and burns it if they are going to move into it themselves. They tried a mix of crusaders Versus the 7 samurai and none of it really worked. Chuck in a few strange accents (the wife was Israeli) and you get a crap film.
Chuck in a couple of Stella Artois and the film is OK on the lounge with a fish supper.
2004 King Arthur got a 6 ... this is a 4
LAST KNIGHTS is an unusual and only semi-successful historical adventure with fantasy touches and a B-movie atmosphere. It's one of those films which slipped under the radar but provides some elements of interest for the genre fan. It certainly looks nice, with every penny of the budget having gone into the costumes and locations, and the otherworldly setting brings to mind the likes of INTO THE BADLANDS and GAME OF THRONES, although it's not quite as authentic or well-realised. Sadly, the plot has some big problems, far too simplistic to sustain the running time, which means that for a big chunk of the middle part of the film the actors have little to do other than sit around and twiddle their thumbs. It's a pity, as Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman give solid performances, and Aksel Hennie is remarkable, as always.
Commander Raiden (Clive Owen) and his knights serve honorably and loyally to their lord Bartok (Morgan Freeman). With his son dead, Bartok assigns Raiden as his heir. Bartok refuses to pay a bribe to corrupt minister Geza Mott of the empire and is executed for it. With Bartok's estate and men scattered, Geza Mott fears revenge from Raiden. Raiden falls into a state of drunken depression despite Lt. Cortez (Cliff Curtis) and others' best efforts. Eventually, Raiden's slide convinces Geza Mott of his lost of will.At first, the oddly international cast and the non-specific history led to me to wonder where and when this takes place. Eventually, I accepted its non-specific alternate-history world but it's still bothersome. The story is terribly slow and lacks intensity. It does have an interesting turn which is clearly telegraphed. The film is simply tired. There are lots of CGI and action in the third act but they are mostly lower level. By then, it doesn't matter anyways. This is a weak sword adventure film.
A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master. The Last Knights is a film about honor and it executed that in a good way for sure but the film kinda lost me there with the whole 1 year plan but as the film went on you understand why they did that, the main 2 villains played by Peyman Moaadi and Aksel Hennie were very mediocre, Cliff Curtis gave an excellent performance and so did Tsuyoshi Ihara, Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman plus the action was handled really well but it's not that much of an R-Rated movie to be honest. Overall it's no "Braveheart" or "300" but it's an interesting take on this genre and the actors did a great job. (8/10)