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The Magic Sword

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kitschy knight quest is fun '60s flashback; some battles.

Movie NR 1962 80 minutes
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THE MAGIC SWORD has all the elements of the types of 1950s and '60s B-movie fare that once filled the double features of drive-ins across America. The humor is kitschy, the acting flirts heavily with parody, the special effects are laughable, and any moments of potential terror (damsels instantly changing into hags, for instance) are offset by the air of levity that fills the screen from beginning to end.

That being said, for the sake of pure entertainment, The Magic Sword is a whole lot of fun. In some ways, it's a send-up of the classic tale of the chivalrous knight questing to save a princess in distress. Ultimately, though, it's a silly slice of low-budget camp. Oh, and there's a monkey playing chess against Siamese twins joined together by the cheap black costume they share. What's not to like?

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