Blackadder: Back & Forth

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"The final episode in the saga of the Blackadder family, who have forever been at the very center of British history and society."
  • 2000
  • 34 min
  • 7.6  (15,600)

Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 comedy movie directed by Paul Weiland and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character, Tony Robinson as Baldrick, Stephen Fry as Lord Melchett, and Hugh Laurie as George, the Prince Regent. The movie was created to celebrate the turn of the century and takes Blackadder and his loyal servant, Baldrick, on a journey through time.

The movie begins in the year 1999, with Blackadder as the CEO of a company called Blackadder Industries, which is situated on the grounds of Edmund's family home. The company is not doing well, and Blackadder is hoping to boost sales with the launch of a new invention, a time machine called the "time-surfing dial." Blackadder plans to travel back in time to retrieve valuable artifacts and sell them for a profit.

Blackadder and Baldrick travel to different historical periods, including ancient Rome, the middle ages, and Elizabethan England, encountering several historical figures, including William Shakespeare and Robin Hood. In these different time periods, Blackadder and Baldrick's plans don't always go as planned, with several mishaps and misunderstandings occurring along the way.

One of the highlights of the movie is the performance of Hugh Laurie as the Prince Regent. Laurie, who starred alongside Atkinson in the popular TV series Blackadder, returns to his role as the dim-witted Prince, who Blackadder is trying to impress by retrieving various historical artifacts.

The movie's plot is structured as a series of vignettes, with each segment taking place in a different time period. The time-travel element is played for laughs, and the contrast between Blackadder's modern sensibilities and the customs of the different historical periods is a recurring source of humor.

The film also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Kate Moss, Colin Firth, and Rik Mayall. Miranda Richardson also makes an appearance as Queen Elizabeth I.

Though the movie was made specifically as a one-off project to celebrate the turn of the century, it remains a beloved addition to the Blackadder canon. Fans of the original TV series will find much to enjoy in Back & Forth, from the witty writing to the delightful performances of the cast.

In conclusion, Blackadder: Back & Forth is a delightful comedy movie that takes the beloved character of Edmund Blackadder on a hilarious journey through time. With its mix of witty humor, sharp writing, and charming performances, this movie is a must-see for fans of the original Blackadder series.

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    7.6  (15,600)