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067: A Knight’s Tale

Maximilian Rivera July 4, 2017


By Scott Tennant | @Breakdown_Scott

Premise: ​After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, A Knight’s Tale (2001) stars young Heath Ledger, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Rufus Sewell, Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), James Purefoy, and a whole buncha stadium rock
Also featured on this episode:

  • GLOW on Netflix
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Baby Driver (spoiler free)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming and the MCU
  • X-Men First Class
  • Cold beverages

Questions we ask:

  • Do Scott’s memories of this film hold up?
  • Does mixing modern music/dialogue help this period piece?
  • Is this movie just trying too much?
  • Shannyn Sossamon? C’mon girl, that hair?
  • Can Paul Bettany get a standalone Geoffrey Chaucer movie?

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.