Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson and Vincent Regan
Director: Gil Junger
Running Time: 95 mins
buy on DVD 10th March
Having just been
given the worst job in the Theme Park, cleaning the mot, Jamal Walker (Lawrence)
thinks his luck might be changing when he sees a shiny medallion. As he
reaches in to retrieve it, he is dragged into the water. When he surfaces,
Jamal realises that he in not in the theme park anymore. He has travelled
through time back to medieval England.
has not made a good movie since Bad Boys in 1995 and this film isn't going
to change that trend. This is basically another accidental time-travel,
fish-out-of-water tale, like the A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
but without the class.
The main problem
is Martin Lawrence himself as the man is just not funny. This whole comedic
routine revolves around pulling faces, making strange high pitch noises
when ever he is in trouble and using the word sh*t in every sentence. This
might have worked for while but after seven years it is getting very repetitive.
You have to feel
sorry for his supporting cast, who do their best with the appalling material.
Marsha Thomason is very beautiful and deserves to go on to something more
worthwhile and Vincent Regan has some potential. It is Tom Wilkinson who
you feel the most for though. The man who delivered great performances in
The Full Monty and In the Bedroom, for which he gained an Oscar nomination,
is reduced to this, all in a vain effort to get his US career started. This
is one I'd leave off the résumé.
with very few laughs, this is one for die-hard Martin Lawrence fans only.
The most frightening thing is that they set it up for a sequel!
Commentary by director
Gil Junger, 2 'Martin Lawrence On Movie Making' segments, Outtakes reel,
4 featurettes, 2 storyboard to finished film comparisons, 3 deleted scenes
with optional director commentary, Interactive menus and Scene selection