Nothing to Rave About
At the request of a friend, I went to see A Knights Tale not expecting a
cinematic masterpiece. So as I sat through the 131minute long film, I was
not disappointed with my expectations.
The film involves a young man William (Heath Ledger from The Patriot and 10
Things I Hate About You)who has a dream to play in the jousting competitions
that take place all over Europe during medieval times. He cannot compete
unless he is of noble birth (his father was a roof maker...hence his last
name, Willaim Thatcher) so he poses as a far off man under the name of
Ulrich von Lichtenstein. He does this with the help of Geoffrey Chaucer
(Paul Bettany) and his two friends Roland (Mark Addy from The Full Monty)
and Wat (Alan Tudyk).
Attending at many of these joustin competitions is the beautiful Jocelyn
(Shannyn Sossamon) whom Williams falls for. She is a rich, young, beautiful
noble and he is a poor ragamuffin. We've heard it all before.
The scenery and cinematography are impressive and the camera work during the
jousting scenes are equally so.
On the other hand, I found the acting, storyline and humour to be cliched,
cheesy and amateurish. There are shining moments (when Wat returns from
delivering the letter to Jocelyn and gives William a kiss from her)but the
flashbacks of Williams, the shoddy extras performances and the cheesy
storyline all add up in the end. Things that aren't supposed to seem funny
are laughable, such as the dancing sequences and Jocelyns attire. Jocelyns
clothes were disastrous, and she looks completly out of place in a medieval
setting. Yes, she was supposed to stand out, but no, she wasn't in a 'Queen
of Naboo Look A Like Competition', which this reviewer believes was the
objective of the costume people.
A cute film if you like cheesy romance and bad jokes. Heath Ledger usually
puts in a great performance, but I don't think even De Niro or Brando could
of saved this piece.
Kuto's though to Paul Bettany (William Chaucer)....he made the film
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Silly and unreasonably flawed at moments but still very watchable and greatly entertaining My first thought after seeing 'A Knight's Tale' was: "Wow, this really could have been amazing movie, even masterpiece if they didn't blew some moments away by silliness". And still i think that's very true, although it still is a very good movie, not in a way it perhaps should have been (more "serious"). Didn't know what to expect until the moment i started watching it, then i realized this isn't gonna be new 'Braveheart' (in a spectacular and glorious way) or 'Ivanhoe' which contains almost same story. Peasants and noblemen are lip-syncing 'We Will Rock You' by Queen and also clapping their hands in that famous and very catchy rhythm, and yes it was then when i realized this is gonna be more humoristic than spectacular movie, and it surely gained more points in entertainment but it obviously lost points from "serious" critics who probably saw it with critic eye, as well as the IMDb users who have obviously misunderstood this movie or maybe they didn't tolerate its flaws as well as i have so they clearl.
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this is an instant classic..
Avater, directed by james cameron, is an amazing mix of CGI and live action. I give it 5/5.
this movie was a nice knight movie. When i first saw this i thought it was going to be boring but when i saw it in the end i said- it was nice!.
Great film I love to watch again and again. A good laugh and a fab cast, especially Paul Rettany and the late Heath Ledger. definately reccomended!.
Not Great Per Se, but Still Fun
The movie is about a guy named William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) who with
the help of his buddies "changes his stars". In other words William,
who is a peasant becomes a knight. Being stuck in a low social class
this is unacceptable. But with courage and heart anything is possible!
not to mention the phony document that claims that William is in the
correct social class to be a knight... -I'm sitting there as my mother
is complaining about tonight's movie selection. "Ugghh...this look's so
terrible, it's only a matter of time before Adam Sandler shows up".
Soon enough "Queen" starts and my mother stops her rant. The first half
of the film, entertaining as is be is fine and all, but is not nearly
as good as the second half. The first half has some good humor, music,
and action, but it's not until the halfway through the film that I
invest a good chunk of my feelings in the characters, just feels a
little heartless. The second half delves a little bit into both
William's love interest story and also his past. This improves the
story, because you know why he has the desire and motivation to be a
knight. The other characters are funny and likable as you get to know
them. You admire them for their loyalty and friendship to William. -The
other thing thats fun about this movie is the music. The film contains
classic songs from "AC DC", "Queen", amongst other classic rock bands.
These songs give the film a special tone and energy. It makes the movie
feel like a classic story with a modern attitude. -Overall I really
liked "A Knight's Tale". If you haven't already seen it and like films
such as "The Princess Bride" and "Stardust" then this is the movie for
you. Its not a classic or anything, but has a strange ratio of humor,
action/adventure, and drama that makes for a good film. Definitely pick
it up, I might even go as far as recommending to buy it on DVD. B.