This is one strange movie. It's set in the 14th century, yet when they put modern songs to certain scenes, it just doesn't seem right! I mean, they start dancing to David Bowie? The dancing's cool though! And what really freaked me out, is somehow I don't think that people in the 14th century (did history at school teach me nothing? I still want to say the 1400s, when it's the 1300s!) would not be doing the claps to "We Will Rock You"!
But this is turning into a "non-sense-making" review as some people would say.
The movie itself is OK. Not the best. But not the worst either. It's confusing when they're jousting, as you can never tell who is who. And normally you're rooting for the wrong one! I seemed to be spend a lot of my time thinking I was cheering for Heath, when it was his opponent. Oopsy!
There are some fantastic actors in this. Mark Addy is once again. He seems to light up the screen as soon as he appears, and always makes me smile! And in the comedic role once again is Alan Tudyk. It's so good to see him in a movie again, as he was terrific as the highly camp Gerhardt in 28 Days! And of course, the main attaction, Heath Ledger.
Included in the extras are: a theatrical trailer; Brian Helgeland and Paul Bettany (obviously Heath Ledger couldn't be bothered) commentary; deleted scenes; Making Of special; Robbie Williams & Queen "We Are The Champions" music video, and a couple of other bits and pieces. Not a lot to write home about really. The music video's quite cool though!
To be honest, I found this to be an average film. Heaven forbid you look away, cos you'll end up missing the dirty looks the opponents gave each other during jousting, or sometimes something important.