Review Podcast Rating Legacy Revision Candidate

Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings (2002)

A micro-budget, DTV fantasy movie riding in the wake of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, yet not really inspired by either. It’s borderline unwatchable and excruciatingly draggy despite an 85 minute runtime that includes 10 minutes of credits. Unfortunately, it only tiptoes into “so bad it’s good” territory a couple of times.

A couple surprises:

  • Filmed at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, which is kind of cool and unique
  • The lead child actor is, against all odds, the least bad thing here
  • Totally out of the blue, the makeup and prosthetic work on a couple of characters is Hollywood level. I mean, maybe C-list Hollywood, but that’s still a higher pedigree than anything else in this

Is It Good?

Not Good (2/8)

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