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Merlin: The Return (2000)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 22 December 2000 (UK)
A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

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"Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 years while Merlin's magical powers kept them at bay. However, in the present, a scientist accidentally finds the gateway to the other world and is about to release Mordred into 20th Century life. Arthur is reawakened from his slumber and together with Merlin, tries to find a way to stop Mordred from re-entering this world. Written by Anon

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£20,868 (UK) (22 December 2000)
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This is one of the few live action productions based on Arthurian legend in which the actor playing Merlin, Rik Mayall, is younger than the actor playing King Arthur, Patrick Bergin. See more »

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For many, many years now, StoneHenge and the "immediate" surrounding area; with its National Trust paths, fences and barriers has looked completely different to how it is portrayed in the film. Even if Stonehenge had been magically repaired for the event. The stones are all in the wrong places! Not to mention the strange invisibility of the 3 roads which run right past it. See more »

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Mordred: Give me the sword, or the woman dies.
King Arthur: Then take it.
[He tosses Excalibur straight at Mordred, which pierces through his chest]
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A woeful mixture of fantasy, reality and unintentional humour.
19 February 2001 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

Nearly a laugh a minute, and some were probably intentional. The performance of Adrian Paul as Lancelot caused giggles every time he spoke, and a less regal Arthur I cannot imagine. If you give this film any thought it fell apart even more thoroughly than on a total suspension of disbelief. Only Rik Mayall seemed to have got the joke. My 9 year old boy loved it but even he thought that it was totally unbelievable!


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