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Just seen: A Knight's Tale (R3)

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Reiner, May 20, 2002.

  1. Reiner

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    Original R3 release of course, most likely identical to the R1 release with just other languages & subtitles (English in DD 5.1 though) and a different code.
    I found it pretty boring during the 1st hour, only later it picked up (had the feeling the jokes were getting better) so I managed to sit through and watch it to the end.
    Weird mix between history and modern music, something I was aware of before and curious to see/hear but didn't think it really suits the movie. A better example is Romeo & Juliet - IMHO.
    Anyway, quite "ok" movie if you are bored but else not very impressive.

    Not many extras on the disc but sound and pic look good on a 19" mono 4:3 TV with composite input only. ;)

    * * * out of 5 therefore
     
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    Saw it at Christmas (R1), one of the year's best films. One of the few films where I cared about all of the characters. Thought the mix of rock music and the medieval was fascinating. As was said in one of the commentaries , most classical instruments were not developed until at least 200 years after this period, so why not use music that was developed even later.

    It is not intended to challenge or explore, just entertain. I thought the bonus materials on R1 were excellent, the commentary in particular was very funny and informative.

    A real 'feel good film', it lifted my spirits.
     
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    Sorry Reiner but I disagree with you as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and thought that the mixture of medieval and modern was what made the film. The only aspect that I was not too keen on was Heath Ledger's rather wooden acting but you can't have everything.

    Having watched a borrowed version I later bought it so that I could watch the opening scene to the music of Queen a few more times.
     
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    The girlfirend dragged me along to see this at the cinema and I thought it was great entertainment.

    The music was OK in my opinion but the best was Paul Bettany as Chaucer. Cracked me up !!!

    Very funny film in places.
     
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    top movie and a nice one for the collection for mellow viewing..:)
     
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    i found it to be reasonably enjoyable, my 6 year old daughter thinks it is great
     
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    Enjoyed it as well, good laughs all round, certainly one of the better films I´ve seen.

    Well recommended!!:)
     
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    Sorry Reiner but I disagree with you as well.

    No need to be sorry, everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion.
    Perhaps I need to watch it again ... !? ;)
     
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    Also enjoyed it, thought it was one of thoses movies that gave you the feel good feeling...excellent.

    This disc has had multiple viewings and would easily make it into my top ten of favorite movies.

    :cool:
     
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    Yup, me too. Great film. Really loved it in fact. Great fun.:D
     
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    I liked it too - a real feelgood movie with a lot of great music :cool:
     
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    Great film! Easy to identify with the characters and the music doesn't seem in the least bit incongruous.

    The kids love it and so do I.

    Moral. A good story and believable characters will always win out over gimickry. E.g. Jar Jar etc............
     
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    Took the wife to New York last year for her birthday and saw plenty of billboards advertising the imminent release of this movie. I've got to say that the impression I got, partiularly with the tagline 'he will rock you' (yuck), was that it would be some D grade drive-in cobblers.

    Well, first impressions can be totally wrong, as I have to agree with everyone else that it is a top yarn and no mistake. The music works and Paul Bettany is superb. Check out the disc extra's for one of his pre-joust crowd rousing speaches, should've left it in the film cos its absolutely hilarious. definitely one of my personal faves.
     
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    i`ve just got to say that i thought the film would have been a lot better without the 70`s rock - dont get me wrong but if you are not a fan of queen or thin lizzy then you would find the film a bit ridiculous - i`d have thought that some acoustic led zep (black mountain side etc), or even early heart could have worked better.........

    i still enjoyed the film but inspite of, rather than because of the music..

    cheers

    rob
     

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