When Prince Fabious’s bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. But this is no normal medieval film, it has a very funny take on those type of films. In fact it makes fun of them and itself in such a good way.
This film really is for the dirty minded as it is very crude in a sexual way. Making fun of the traditions from those times and giving some people more modern views. Which really does create a lot of laughs throughout the film. I did find myself laughing throughout. It was one of those films that you can just sit and laugh at, but also with the characters too.
James Franco’s performance can let us forgive him for his attempt to host the Oscars, as he is so funny and not afraid to make a total fool of himself in the role. Playing on his good looks and how a young prince would act. So over the top when he announces his love and engagement.
We are given a more modern taking on the way people used to live and the views they had on love and sex. As we would usual laugh at things like that in this type of film, but this time we have a character in the film which points all that out and laughs with us.
Anything with high content of being funny towards sex is bound to be such a big hit with audiences, as lets face it sex is often the most talked about topic of conversation. So a film like this really does just work. The cinema screening we went into see was sold out and lots of laughter from the whole theatre throughout. Which has to be the best way to watch this type of film.
Obviously it is not the greatest film ever or anything like that. But it serves it’s purpose of making your laugh throughout and keeping you entertained. I enjoyed Natalie Portman’s character being a totally dominant female, not giving the men a chance at all.
I would give this another watch when it comes onto TV.