(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen a lot of the Horrible Histories episodes, I was quite excited to be able to see a film starring the main actors.
While this movie wasn’t as amusing as I was expecting, it was really entertaining to watch. Yes, there was a lot of modern-day language and the film was far from historically accurate, probably, but it was still worth seeing.
I liked the fact that the main cast each played a number of different roles. Some of the acting was a bit over-the-top, but it was nice to see them portraying different characters. There were a lot of good scenes where they played well off each other and it was nice to see wardrobe and makeup used to good effect.
I did like the fact there were a few more serious elements to this, even if the majority of the film was poking fun. It was good to see Bill and his wife and children… less accurate, of course, was the fact that they were going around dressed up as vegetables. Or meat.
I thought the most amusing character was probably the Early of
Crawley Croydon. While the actor who plays him isn’t quite my favourite of the cast, I do find him a particularly amusing. And talented.
Matthew Baynton is probably my favourite of the cast, but it was a bit disappointing to see that the film wasn’t as good as the first five seasons of the television series. And there were a few cringeworthy moments where I felt the humour fell a bit flat, even though there were a few amusing scenes.
I am glad I decided to give this film a try, but although there were some good scenes and good acting, it wasn’t as amusing as I was hoping. This isn’t a film I plan to watch again, unfortunately, and I was a bit disappointed, despite being entertained.