No Merlin. No Excalibur. No Morgan le Fay. No Mordred. Strip Arthurian Legend of mythology, of magic, indeed, sanitize the metaphor & all that remains is a soppy love triangle dressed in generic Renaissance Faire garb. An inane screenplay reimagines Arthur, Lancelot & Guinevere as conventional & dull & introduces a gratuitous, inferior villain. Gere embarrasses himself, Cross chews the scenery & Connery is…Connery.