Make no mistake about it, this is a crummy movie! And yet, oddly endearing in its ineptitude. It takes a combined effort to make something this terrible, to waste the talents of such luminaries as Trevor Howard, Peter Cushing, John Rhys-Davies, and Sean Connery, all in one sitting. In this regard, they did a bang-up job, sparing no expense (one assumes the expenses, or expectations, weren't too high to begin with).
I guess this falls into the category of Sword & Sorcery for genre sake. It starts with a challenge (some would say threat) from a Green Knight (Sean Connery) that Gawain (Miles O'Keeffe) accepts then quickly segues into another fight with a Black Knight who guards a city to nowhere. Let's just cut to the chase and say there was a lot of running and fighting and running and more fighting (it was pretty disorganized). You might even call this a road picture because it certainly wasn't much of a buddy flick (Gawain having lost his sidekick/servant early on in favor of a distressful damsel with one very big ring). There's also a riddle I forgot instantly, a witch and a hag who stole Maleficent's headpiece, Sean Connery all a splendor in green and sparkles, some warring factions, Peter Cushing as a sage on the sidelines, a red Muppet-like frog, a horny prince (also a toad). Think of it as a live action Fractured Fairytale and your head won't explode while you're trying to figure it all out. Did I mention the unicorn? At least there was a jolly tone throughout and the story fairly zipped along....it didn't make much sense but at least they were quick about it! I especially liked the rack humor. And the joust.
Would I ever watch it again? Hey, I was stupid enough to watch it twice, that's my limit.
Not a keeper (so I won't be tempted to accidently watch it a third time).
And who names their kid Gawain? Don't tell me he didn't have a hard time of it in knight school!