The first reviews are in.
And they are not good.
David Beckham has been roundly mocked after making a hammy acting debut in his friend Guy Ritchie’s new film, King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword. A trailer from the movie was released some time ago, but with the recent theatrical release, fans are posting the former England soccer captain speaking in the character of swordsman Trigger, advising a young Arthur to grab the sword Excalibur with two hands as he attempts to pull it out of the stone.
Beckham’s performance has attracted much mirth and derision on social media:
Just heard a clip of Mr David Beckham in the new King Arthur film oh god it's cringe ??
— John Peneveyre (@JPeneveyre) May 10, 2017
The iconic moment when King Arthur pulls the sword from the stone will be in no way undermined by the presence of David Beckham. pic.twitter.com/vniULng1Gq
— Philip Concannon (@Phil_on_Film) May 9, 2017
— Sabotage Films (@SabotageFilms) May 9, 2017
The soccer player was mocked by his longtime antagonist Piers Morgan, who sarcastically said on a British TV breakfast show: “I thought it was fantastic. I thought it was a very, very good performance. Honestly. Oscars, wow, exciting.”
By Tom Sykes