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Purge of Kingdoms

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Unnecessary, unfunny GoT parody has language, sex, violence.

Movie R 2019 85 minutes
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It's hard to imagine GoT fans caring about this downright awful parody that's just a series of crude, unfunny sight gags and jokes. Although the show's final season was divisive, Game of Thrones has one of the largest and most obsessive fandoms of any TV series ever. If there was going to be a parody of history's most Emmy-nominated show, it should have been something that could stand up next to Spaceballs, Airplane!, or The Naked Gun. But Purge of Kingdoms is simply a mess. There's nothing clever, quick-witted, or even broadly humorous about J.J. McDowell and Damian Romay's script. Instead, it just takes cheap shots at the show's basest elements.

One of the extremely few on-the-mark jokes is the focus on hair, specifically John Doe's (Armando Guiterrez), since Kit Harington's curly locks were highlighted in GoT. Otherwise, the jokes don't deliver (Dothraki in this film is simply Spanish), there's too much scatological humor (diarrhea, fecal crowns, bodily fluids), and the real-world impersonations (the Kardashians and Donald Trump) are cringe-worthy, even for audiences who aren't fans of either the reality stars or the president. Fans would be better off re-watching the source series or indulging in the hundreds of GoT-related video crash courses and commentaries than wasting time on this forgettable film.

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