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|3 reviews in total|
The movie is cheesy, unbelievable, and poorly acted. Fran Drescher was not at her best, and Timothy Dalton's performance was substandard, though given the script he had to work with, it probably wasn't his fault. For some reason though, I really enjoyed this movie--when I wasn't groaning at the stupidity. I think the film had potential, but it was lost somewhere in the making. All in all, it was worth watching if you are a Timothy Dalton fan, or you like a romantic comedy. Just don't expect a stellar performance from anyone but the peasants in the movie!
Wonderful movie! Harrison Ford never ceases to amaze me when it comes to his outstanding acting abilities. This movie, though slow at times, held my interest throughout. Highly recommended!
I have never been a huge fan of Disney movies, but this one has made me reconsider. I've also never taken an interest in the Oriental culture, so when this movie came out, well, I didn't have ANY desire to see it. Once I finally did see it though, I was impressed. Yes, it was modernized and Americanized, but so was every other Disney animated, from Hercules to Sword in the Stone. American children are the primary marketing target, and what child is going to want to sit through an entirely realistic portrayal of an historical figure or fable? Most fables are based on gruesome truth, and most historical heroes were normal people who were in the right place at the right time. This film did what it was supposed to do: It entertained kids, and it gave me the desire to learn more about that culture, which I never thought would happen. Thanks Disney--my next overseas trip will be to see the Great Wall.