I had actually tried watching this movie when it originally premiered and I clearly wasn’t paying attention at the time. I bailed on it pretty early on not seeing a point to the movie at all. It seemed like you’re just dropped into the middle of this perpetual fight scene. Like the episodes of Family Guy where Peter spends thirty minutes floating through frames battling a man-sized rooster.
However, that was totally my fault.
A few days ago, I needed some background noise. Since I’d just rewatched Wheel of Time, my brain was in a clanging swords kind of mood and The Princess seemed to fit that quite nicely. The progress bar was still sitting right where I left it so I clicked the option to start from the beginning and paid attention this time.
When a strong-willed princess refuses to wed the cruel sociopath,
she is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle.
With her vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must save the kingdom.
Allegra is the eldest of two daughters born to a King. She’s a bit of a tomboy growing up and with her mom’s kinda-sorta blessing, she begins learning how to fight on the sly. Her mom views it as a harmless hobby that she will never put into practical use. Without a son to inherit his throne, the King makes the arrangement for Allegra to marry Julius, a complete and total ASSHOLE of the highest degree. She refuses so he handles the situation by sacking the castle with the intention of forcing her to marry him. All of that happens in about fifteen minutes.
And then she handles her shit.
From that point on, she kicks the shit out of some folks and some folks kick the shit out of her. If you enjoy well-choreographed fight scenes, this movie is for you. The story is solid (if you pay attention to it) and goes much deeper than what I’m explaining here. I just don’t want to blow it for you. The bad guys are over-the-top comically evil but it’s in the greatest way possible. If you were a fan of Buffy the vampire Slayer, you will know what I mean. Villains who make you laugh with their ridiculousness.
I’m glad I gave this movie a second look. My initial judgements were completely reversed. Enough so that I would probably rewatch the movie for fun in the future.
Have you watched The Princess?
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