After the death of his father the young cooper, Dennis Cooper (Sir Michael Palin), goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called "Jabberwocky". Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humor.Written by
Gunter Doege <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I was flicking through the stations looking for my favourite type of film - low budget comedies and b movies. Lucky me to find Jabberwocky!
I missed the beginning but soon realised I had strayed upon a gem of a film. Michael Palin in a ridiculous outfit in a filthy wretched medieval city! The scenery is perfect and on one level is quite realistic. Starving people, outside 'toilets' and general squalor - but this is a comedy and the characters are hilarious!!!
I noticed Warren Mitchel (Alf Garnet) and Bernard Bresslaw (from the Carry On's) in there too making for a very funny film
There are many memorable scenes and the humour is in a monty python style with plenty of slapstick and toilet humour
The low budget wasn't really noticable, and I thought overall had a more produced feel than the holy grail which really was low budget film!
I would definately recommend this film to anyone who likes crazy off beat comedies
Its not exactly a kids film because its gory in places and the princess at one point seems to lose her clothes, but older kids will probably love it... a bit like how the Goonies was almost too scary to be a kids film
I give it 5 turnips out of 5
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