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Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings (2002)

Max Magician and the LEGEND of the RINGS is a magical tale about young Max, a shy, bullied boy. His life is forever changed when he receives an ancient magical book that opens a mystical ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Summerfield

Writer:

Kimberly Gough
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Stultz Timothy Stultz ... Maxwell Majeck
Ken Mitzkovitz Ken Mitzkovitz ... Lord Dagda
Erika Ann Erika Ann ... Princess Etain
Steven Barry Prince Steven Barry Prince ... Worm
Greg Coale Greg Coale ... Tom Tit Tot
Lee Savage Lee Savage ... Fyoon
Kevin Curtis Kevin Curtis ... Crimbil
Fernando Londono Fernando Londono ... Fetch
Lee Wilkinson Lee Wilkinson ... King Herla
Jack Baker Jack Baker ... Queen Belphobe
Paul Danaceau Paul Danaceau ... Mr. Tim
Blaine Thompson Blaine Thompson ... Amy
Martin Colbert Martin Colbert ... Bobby Hedinger
Lisa Burdette Lisa Burdette ... Max's Mom
Michael Blumenstock Michael Blumenstock ... Max's Dad
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Max Magician and the LEGEND of the RINGS is a magical tale about young Max, a shy, bullied boy. His life is forever changed when he receives an ancient magical book that opens a mystical door into an enchanted kingdom where an adventure filled with warriors, elves, queens and sorcerers awaits. Once the young magician learns that an evil underworld king threatens the beautiful forest realm, Max must summon the courage and knowledge to help them survive. Join him on his magical adventure to a world where people and forests are one, kings and queens still rule, animals talk and mysterious villains haunt the shadows. Follow Max's journey as he transforms from a timid weakling to a skilled warrior and master of sorcery, returning to his own world after saving another with more confidence and wisdom that ever imagined.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Crownsville, Maryland, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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There is no given budget to the film, but it has not been speculated to be over 500,000. See more »

Goofs

Fetch, who is the evil Lord Dagda's second-in-command, can be seen at the end of the film kneeling at the side of the Princess, immediately after a battle in which they were foes, with no explanation as to how they've suddenly become allies. See more »

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Mr. Tim: Strength comes from within. Never judge a book by its cover. Speaking of books... this is a book of real magic, passed down by wizards for centuries.
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Altogether the most horrible and at the same time hilarious movie ever made
15 February 2004 | by gummidemilo_53See all my reviews

Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings is the most fantastic movie I've ever seen, for a number of reasons. Most importantly, the cast, crew, director, make-up "artists", cinematographers all take the movie in complete seriousness. This is remarkable considering the abysmal quality of the line delivery, horrible costumes, EXCEEDINGLY AWFUL script, and absolute lack of skill and knowledge of the craft of film on the part of everyone involved. All these factors combined, however, makes this film a masterpiece of late-night heckling material. My friends and I bought this for $5.50 at the Wal-Mart Bargain Bin, and the investment more than paid off in side-splitting laughs of disbelief.

Max Magician is a middle-class suburban kid with no friends, but a penchant for the magical arts. He has a creepy pedophile neighbor, Mr. Tim, who at one time was a great wizard (apparently) and gives young Max guidance to "achieve his destiny." He gives Max a poorly-constructed "magic book" which allows him entry into the fantastical world of Bluebell Forest. Max is the "savior" of the village that is being tyrannized by Lord Dadga (the worst actor in the history of cinema). He meets all sorts of ridiculous characters, who deliver absurd dialogue with no knowledge of delivery. At the end he saves the village by using his magic book to summon knights out of the ground.

It's necessary to reiterate that there is not a single saving grace in this film except for the (highly unintentional) comedic implications. Every solitary aspect is done with the least skill and least amount of cinematic expertise possible. The script skips from scene to scene, introduces new "plot elements" which had never been alluded to and are now apparently crucial to the "story". The dialogue is cliched and nonsensical. The characterization is ungodly predictable where not non-existent. The characters take long, painful pauses between lines. The entire soundtrack was redubbed and the dialogue very seldom matches up with the mouths moving. The props are pathetic (the "propmaster" on the "behind the scenes" feature shows a battle hammer which was made from a foam swimming toy.) Occasionally we see extras walking around in the background. The foley work is perhaps the funniest part of the movie, as sometimes the background sound of birds will cut out altogether, voices will cut out in the middle of lines, and giant "swooshes" are used for characters getting out of chairs -- the same sound over and over again.

Which brings us to the acting. There is not a single actor with previous experience (except Tom Tit Tot, who is still one of the worst) and it shows more than you would think possible. Of course they get no help from the script, but this is the single worst ensemble of amateur actors ever put together. I can honestly say that with very little doubt. For this reason alone it's probably worth investing in to appreciate just how bad something can be. Only buy Max Magician, even for $5, if you want to truly understand the meaning of "awful" and wish to have many a laugh at the film's expense. If you buy this to entertain your children you may taint their appreciation of art and cinema from a young age. No young person deserves that.


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