THE PRINCESS MOVIE REVIEW
It’s a tale as old as time. You’ve got your kingdom far, far away. You’ve got your once upon a time. You’ve got a strong-willed princess locked away in the tallest tower of the castle. She’s been placed there against her will after refusing to wed a cruel, sociopathic Prince. She wakes in the remote tower of her father’s castle to discover her vindictive suitor has raided the realm and is now intent on taking her father’s throne. The princess must save the kingdom. We’ve been here many times before. But, what this princess has that those other princesses did not is the ability to wield a sword like some sort of fairy tale John Wick. Joey King (from Netflix’s The Kissing Booth) plays the titular Princess and brandishes swords, while jump-kicking, throat punching, and slicing limbs on her way from the top of the tower to the bottom in a reverse The Raid, but in a castle, with a cute, unsuspectingly capable heroine, all in the bloody quest to save her family from the mustache twirling, Prince Julius (Dominic Cooper). Along the way, she has to fight through countless men and Julius’ lieutenant, the whip-wielding Moira (Olga Kurylenko). Rae, Lewayne and T.C. have fun raiding the castle themselves and find as much as they can to say about this 90 minute fight scene with a razor thin plot.
DIRECTED BY: Le-Van Kiet
STARRING: Joey King, Allegra du Troit, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, Veronica Ngo, Ed Stoppard, Alex Reid, Katelyn Rose Downey, Kristofer Kamiyasu, Fergus O’Donnell, Antoni Davidov, Todor Kirilov
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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