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Genres: Adventure , Fantasy
Actors: Stephen Moyer , Katherine Heigl , Thomas Kretschmann , Edward Fox , Udo Kier , Joanna Lumley , Ron Perlman , Warwick Davis , Gavan O’Herlihy , Ben Pullen , Walter Gotell , Anthony Hickox , Zach Galligan , Hamish Campbell-Robertson , Marcus Schenkenberg
Director: Anthony Hickox
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany
Year: 1997
IMDB Rating: 4.9/10 (1326 votes)

In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their spare time jousting, much to the delight of the local citizens and especially to Princess Ilene, a guest at Camelot. Watching her from afar is a young, inexperienced squire called Valiant, and when the young Welsh princess is sent home to marry Prince Arn, Valiant contrives to accompany her masquerading as Sir Gawain. Meanwhile, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fey, sister to King Arthur, has convinced the tyrannical Sligon, ruler of the Viking kingdom of Thule, that he should steal Arthur’s sword, the powerful and magical Excalibur, knowing that its loss could bring about Arthur’s downfall. So into the fray comes Sligon’s unstable and psychotic brother Thagnar, who manages to steal the sword. Pandemonium reigns. But Valiant is having problems of his own – kidnappers attempt to steal away the Princess, and after various skirmishes, including one with a mysterious character who lives in a cave and purloins treasure, women and other things of value, Valiant manages to return the Princess to her homeland – although he also manages to have a duel with the Princess’ jealous fiancé, Prince Arn. All things converge as Valiant is finally informed of his heritage by the stranger from the cave… Boltar of Thule. He informs the lad that he is Prince Valiant, rightful heir to the kingdom of Thule, and with his help, Valiant returns to the land of his birth to rightfully claim what is his.

Film Review

Hal Foster told us his own version of the King Arthur Saga with the ‘Prince Valiant’ Comic Strips. ‘Prince Valiant’ was Foster’s invention and he created more than 1700 pages of adventure, romance, treachery, sinister villains, cunning heros … you name it. One could make a great movie by putting any 50 pages of it to celluloid. Alas, in this movie they did not even try to do this. They just ripped off some characters name, gave them complete new personalities, messed up a simple story and build it around some special effects (which are indeed quite nice, but not enough to justify the entrance fee). If you like fast food movies, you might enjoy it, if you like the comic strips, you’ll hate it. I recommend Prince Valiant (1954) which is not a perfect movie, but far more authentic compared to the original source. Which is what one should expect when viewing a movie named ‘Prince Valiant’.

These nice, unpretentious movies should get better press when compared with junk AAA+ budget kolossals. Someone complains about the 'cartoon strips' inserted here & there in the movie…they didn't delight me, either…but I guess it was a way scriptwriters had to signal they were filming the adaptation of a COMIC STRIP…and in turn another poster here complains they haven't read the story at all…I find this movie just fine. I won't write about it in my memories, but it's DEFINITELY better than many AAA+ actors/AAA+ budget productions…at 1/12 the cost. Of course you don't have Kenneth Branagh, Lawrence Olivier or Katherine Hepburn here, but they aren't needed, either.It is the next rendition of ages old fairy tales made of sorcery, supernatural swords, pretty princesses in distress and apprentices on a quest, who discover they are the long lost sons on good kings murdered by evil tyrants.Photography is good; locations are good; acting is satisf…

I liked the panoramic artwork which is very like the painstakingly done quarter of a quarter broadsheet spread frames of the syndicated Sunday comics supplements of the '50s. The special effect used to make those artworks seem to melt into reality is awesome. This is rarely, if ever, done now because of economies of print production and advertising. That, by the way is one of the reasons, the cartoonist responsible for the hugely popular Calvin and Hobbes, quit making the offbeat funny series. The Valiant here is a very competent knight unlike the one portrayed by Robert Wagner in the 1954 film who was nothing short of a bumbling fool who managed to have accidents just when he seemed to be getting the upper hand (e.g. losing his hold on a cliff as he was espying the traitorous transactions of the Black Knight with Norse marauders). Only the superb acting of James Mason as the villainous Black Knight made that older version interesting. The fight scenes in this Prince Valiant were …

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