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Film Review - The Princess (2022)


“The Princess” is an empowerment tale from screenwriters Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton, but this is no ordinary story of a young woman’s awakening. Instead of playing directly to a teen audience with a sunny summation of self-preservation, the writing submits an R-rated actioner instead, hoping to wow viewers with graphic violence and extended fight scenes meant to give the feature some oomph. Such energy is appreciated, but most of the attention in “The Princess” is placed on heated battles, with the material too simplistic to really land a few of its valuable ideas on self-worth. The endeavor is more of a video game than a dramatic understanding of character, and that may be enough to support a decent distraction for some viewers, but the shallowness of it all becomes a problem for the effort the more it tries to find a reason for its existence. Read the rest at


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