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'Last Knights' a pale 'Game of Thrones' wannabe

'Last Knights' a pale 'Game of Thrones' wannabe

Armor-clad hooey straight from the "Game of Thrones" imitation playbook, although decidedly less cynical than HBO's wily political saga, the medieval-tinged adventure "Last Knights" will test your patience for speeches about honor, grim declarations of loyalty and pre-battle glowering.

Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya's handsomely straightforward but humorless tale, written by Michael Konyves and Dove Sussman, concerns a tight band of warriors led by Raiden (a suitably commander-like Clive Owen), who seek revenge for the unjust treatment of their master Bartok (Morgan Freeman), a principled lord openly defying the emperor's corrupt minister (Aksel Hennie). The...

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