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Prince Valiant (1997) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox, Udo Kier, Warwick Davis, Ron Perlman, Joanna Lumley, Ben Pullen, Anthony Hickox, Zach

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Prince Valiant (1997)

Valiant learns his true identity, falls in love, helps his people overcome the enemy, and marries his love.
The review of this Movie prepared by nikki



Based on the famous Hal Foster newspaper strip, and very loosely following the framewok of the 1954 movie, this film follows the adventure of a squire in King Arthur's court who disguises himself as a knight to fight in a tournament for the sake of a princess, getting sent on a mission by the king, then winds up battling the usurper of his father's kingdom, who also happens to have stolen Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay and the Book of Merlin, a feisty princes, a jealous suitor, a rebellion, and a clever dwarf are all thrown in for good measure. Up-to-date production values make the film sparkle, fast pace keeps its weaknesses in script and acting from weighing too heavily. Animated sequences that fail to capture the flavor of the comic actually detract from the film. There are lots of swordfights that are good on energy but not exceptional for technique.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



Script Analysis of Prince Valiant (1997)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   a King Arthur story Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   ruler Romance    -   Yes Romance Plotlets:    -   love among high/low classes Powerplays    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   overthrowing bad govt (sci-fi)/claiming throne (fantasy)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Tone of movie    -   funny Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing    -   major character becomes a sex slave Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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