263. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

5.8 Nothing like the show
  • Acting 6.0
  • Directing 6.0
  • Story 5.5
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Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry

Director: Paul Weiland

Running Time: 33 mins

Blackadder Back & Forth is a British short film that is the finale to the Blackadder series. In this special edition, Blackadder and Baldrick build a time machine to travel back in time from 1999 to all different parts of history, to collect numerous souvenirs for their friends.

Well, I’ve got no time today whatsoever, so I’ve got to watch a short film, and plus, I haven’t watched one in about 2 months, so why not?

This was quite a disappointing thing to watch in my opinion. It was probably not the greatest sendoff to one of the funniest comedies ever, due to the fact that the jokes were not as clever, the characters were not enough alike their historical versions, and it was mostly very predictable to watch.

If you look at the difference in status of the character of Edmund Blackadder across the series, it stays very similar throughout all 4 series, however in this, he seems to have a much higher class, which sort of ruins the character a little, and all the entertainment of watching him suck up to higher people to climb the social ladder.

Also, I thought that the comedy in this film was much poorer in comparison to the clever and witty remarks of the characters in the previous series, so it was not at all as entertaining to watch, and because of that, I’ll give it a 5.8.


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