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Black Knight (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 November 2001 (USA)
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Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

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Sir Knolte of Marlborough
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Steve
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Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
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King Leo
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Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
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Derek
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Dennis
Helen Carey ...
The Queen
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Ernie
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Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
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Knight #1
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Young Man (as Michael Post)
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Storyline

This is the story an amusement park employee named Jamal Walker who is magically transported back to medieval times in 14th-century England. There, Jamal meets Sir Knolte, a dissolute knight, before he stumbles into the court of the usurper King Leo. Jamal is impressed by what he thinks is the realism of the theme park; only after witnessing a gory beheading does he realize, with horror, where he really is. Jamal encounters the beautiful Victoria who is scheming to return the queen to the throne, and falls afoul of the evil Sir Percival. Joining forces with Sir Knolte and Victoria, Jamal teaches the rebels some helpful football, golfing, and boxing moves, before he dons the armor of the awesome "Black Knight"! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence | See all certifications »

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21 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,102,948 (USA) (23 November 2001)

Gross:

$14,895 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)
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Disappointing performance by Martin Lawrence
25 February 2003 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews



Finally got around to seeing this one on D-TV.

I believe most know the plot: man from South-Central LA is teleported to the days of Knights and becomes involved in a rebellion to oust the evil King and restore the good Queen.

In general, it was disappointing because the screenplay did not allow Martin Lawrence to be as funny as he normally is. It seemed forced and weighted down. Unlike other Lawrence films (i.e. Bad Boys, Blue Streak, Big Mama's House) we were not able to see the Martin that we all know and love (or hate). Instead of the impulsive, quick-witted Martin we expect, what we actually saw was Martin that struggled with a poor, predictable script that runs out of fuel in the first twenty minutes and leaves Martin to try to make something out of the remaining hour. As funny as he can be, he is no miracle worker.

All in all I give it a mediocre to low rating. The worst thing is that when I see that Martin Lawrence is going to be in a film I expect certain level of funniness from him. I was disappointed. I feel gypped out of one hour-twenty-minutes of my Saturday.


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