Merlin! Where are you? Call your dragon… to weave a mist… To hide us. Merlin! Where are you?… Nobody shall have the sword! Nobody shall wield Excalibur… But me!
Uther in Excalibur (1981)
It seems the wisest way to criticize a movie is by whining about the absence of a character in it. Namely, everybody’s sad that King Arthur:Legend of the Sword (henceforth KALOTS) does not feature Merlin :