There are a lot of versions of the legend of Camelot, so what's to stop director Guy Ritchie from putting skyscraper-size elephants in his loopy action-movie take, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"?
Ritchie depicts Arthur, played by Charlie Hunnam, as a muscular street fighter in Londinium, unaware of his royal birthright. This movie's Arthur was raised in a brothel, trained under a Chinese kung fu master (Tom Wu) and lives by his wits and with his crew, Wet Stick (Kingsley Ben-Adir) and Back Lack (Neil Maskell).
The crown is held by King Vortigern (Jude Law), who in the movie's prologue has schemed to have Mordred, a mage summoning magical powers (and the aforementioned elephants), attack Camelot so he can murder his brother, and Arthur's father, King Uther (Eric Bana). Vortigern aims to stamp out any dissent to his reign, which is why he's concerned when a stone surfaces from the waters near Camelot with Uther's sword stuck tight in it.