King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Watch: Everything you need to know about King Arthur

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May 10, 2017, 8:35 PM EDT

There's a brand new "once and future king," as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters this Friday. So in his honor, we're looking back on the centuries of storytelling that brought us here. By "here," of course, we mean to this moment in time, when romantic tales of daring knights and brave adventures have evolved into a gritty story of a future king raised on the streets.

If we're being honest, though, the legend of King Arthur wasn't always so romantic, and a ruthless warrior king isn't far off the mark. Don't know what we mean? Then let us break it down for you in the video below.


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So, which version of King Arthur's story is your favorite?