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Merlin: The Return (2000)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 22 December 2000 (UK)
A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

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Paul Matthews

Writer:

Paul Matthews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rik Mayall ... Merlin
Patrick Bergin ... King Arthur
Craig Sheffer ... Mordred
Adrian Paul ... Lancelot
Julie Hartley Julie Hartley ... Guinevere
Tia Carrere ... Dr. Joan Maxwell
Leigh Greyvenstein Leigh Greyvenstein ... Kate
Byron Taylor ... Richie Gould
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Morgana
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... Richie's Mom
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Gawain
Lynne White Lynne White ... Aunt Everlyn
Jocelyn Broderick Jocelyn Broderick ... Megan
Lee-Anne Liebenberg ... Mordred Personal Bodyguard 1
Connie Giles Connie Giles ... Mordred Personal Bodyguard 2
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"Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 years while Merlin's magical powers kept them at bay. However, in the present, a scientist accidentally finds the gateway to the other world and is about to release Mordred into 20th Century life. Arthur is reawakened from his slumber and together with Merlin, tries to find a way to stop Mordred from re-entering this world. Written by Anon

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le retour de Merlin See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Trivia

Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name, Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. See more »

Goofs

When Merlin falls down it is clear that his underwear is more "Marks & Sparks" rather than what would be expected in AD500. See more »

Quotes

Mordred: Give me the sword, or the woman dies.
King Arthur: Then take it.
[He tosses Excalibur straight at Mordred, which pierces through his chest]
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Awful But Funny - Guinevere in Dreadlocks
16 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

A somewhat humorous twist on the tales and legends of King Arthur/Camelot. A late 20th century "mad scientist" of sorts resurrects Guinevere wearing dreadlocks, Merlin and some knights and they must stop Morgana and Mordred from returning.

There are some intentionally funny moments: like Merlin running down the road without pants, the knights being thrown from a diesel truck. Other parts of the film are meant to be taken seriously, I guess, but are funny - unintentionally funny. I would say this film is quite campy.

It's an awful film, but it does make a good comical afternoon matinée. It's a family film so I would recommend keeping that in mind if you decide to watch.

4/10


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