Pure romantic fantasy.
A "girl" movie, I think its called these days. A tearjeaker in places, especially a bittersweet ending.
Another twist on the tale of the King Arthur/Guinevere/Lancelot triangle.
Sheryl Lee&Noah Wylie play the starcrossed lovers, Guinevere&Lancelot who are obviously so suited for each other and so much in love that it is actually infuriating when she chooses to marry the "prissy"&grumpy young King Arthur, portrayed by Sean Patrick Flannery. The Guinevere character in this movie is a study in feminism--she is not only attractive but can do martial arts, use a sword, and rule a country while her hubby is away at war. (Sheryl Lee resembles Princess Di in this movie--whether thats a coincidence or not, I dunno)
Of course, there can be no King Arthur movie without Merlin, and Donald Pleasance gives a human side to the wise old sage, who is torn between following the old ways of Paganism, or the new Christianity.
Then, the Baddies. Beautiful Morgana, Arthur's sister, who vows to revenge her brothers noble birth by whatever evil means necessary. At her last scene, we see Morgana is "big in the belly" with the pregnancy of Prince Mordred who, in the tale, kills King Arthur.
Rival King, Melgan of Gore, is sexually attracted&in love with Guinevere and this lust is what leads to the beginning of the wars with Arthur, and ironically, also to their end.
Guinevere gives a speech to Melgan's army, "Start a war, and you destoy the hope of this great nation, and we will all miss the splendor which is to come."
A sad ending with Lancelot leaving, giving Guinevere a single white rose. And it is obvious even with all the royal pair's finery&lavish surroundings, they are miserable with each other.
Guinevere is barren, and Arthur tells her, "This island will be our children." She silently, longingly glances at the empty chair of Lancelot, and that tells a thousand words.
Kinda depressing, but its meant to be, I guess.
"Your life is yours, and yours alone. Rise up and live it!"
Bob: I don't believe in God.
Archangel Michael: That's OK, Bob, because He doesn't believe in you, either!~Legion~