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From: warpio | Posted: 8/02/2016 02:18:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|nostalgia replay log:|
that was a pretty cool intro...
then there's a slice of life scene with this clumsy british wizard having trouble with the water in his well, complaining that plumbing and electricity don't exist... and he talks to his owl about his prophecy that a scrawny kid will come and visit him...
it shows that scrawny kid with an older guy who hates him, the kid screws up their chances at shooting a deer.. the kid goes into the dangerous woods to find the arrow, and accidentally falls into the wizard's house.
merlin is the self-proclaimed "most powerful wizard in the world", and can see all that will happen in the future. well almost everything.
there's some silly magic antics, and then the wizard decides to go with arthur back to the castle where he works as a page... merlin uses magic to make everything in his house shrink and pack themselves up into a suitcase.
there's some older guy who is worried about arthur, while the guy who left him behind doesn't care and just munches on chicken...
merlin introduces himself to the knights as arthur's educator... they argue with him at first because they don't want their page spending any time off work, but merlin convinces them with some magic..
merlin's owl, archimedes, gets news about a new year's jousting tournament, where the winner will be crowned king... merlin watches as that knight who hates arthur practices jousting and is really not trying that hard... meanwhile he sees arthur putting his best effort into his menial tasks..
there's a bunch of weird musical scenes where merlin is teaching arthur about the world.. first merlin changes them into a fish and teaches him about fish instincts and how to avoid danger... then they change into squirrels and arthur learns about jumping across trees and about female squirrels who will never leave you alone after they select you as their mate..
arthur gets in trouble for not doing his job and going off with merlin, and now he's no longer allowed to be the squire for the knight that's practicing to win the kingdom.. merlin and archimedes give him more educational lessons to cheer him up.. the owl teaches him how to fly.. then he crashes into a witch's house... this witch is like merlin's rival, she's a user of black magic.. she tries to eat arthur, knowing that he's actually a human boy changed into a sparrow.. merlin saves him, and then they challenge each other to a fight. this scene is the most entertaining part of the movie.. merlin and the witch both change themselves into various things to try to destroy each other.. whenever the witch switches to a stronger animal, merlin switches to an animal that has the advantage in the current situation, teaching arthur that knowledge and wisdom can beat power... when she turns into a dragon, he defeats her by turning into a germ and making her sick..
later, it turns out the guy who was supposed to be the squire got sick, so the knight commander was forced to give arthur back his job of being the squire.. merlin gets mad at him for accepting being a squire for a jerk, and warps away to some undiscovered island...
arthur screws up by forgetting to bring the knight's sword at the tournament. the knight yells at him and he runs away looking for a sword... he finds a sword stuck in a stone.. a sacred light shines on it when he goes to touch it.. he brings it to the knights, and they ask him where he got this sword. they don't believe him when he says he's the one who pulled it out.. I remember how the rest of this goes.. the make him prove it by pulling the sword out back out of the stone again while everyone is watching.. some other knight comes up and insists on trying it first.. "wait a minute, anyone can pull it once it's been pulled."
... but he can't. the other knights want to see arthur try, so he does it and they all recognize him as the new king.