THE SWORD IN THE STONE [1963] movie review

December 31, 2011 · Print This Article

Through unusual circumstances I watched THE SWORD IN THE STONE on Christmas night.  I like the story of Arthur and Camelot, so I was hoping for at least some adventure, even at a Disney in the 60s level.  However, this is a very silly movie with a bumbling Merlin instructing a very bland, young Arthur on how to live with purpose.

Basically Merlin just changes Arthur into a series of animals to teach him life values.  There is only one real action scene, and the best scene in the movie by far, when Merlin has a wizard’s duel with Mad Madam Mim.

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