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Just not there...,
This review is from: Blackadder Back and Forth  [DVD] (DVD)
I was unfamiliar with the Blackadder franchise when I first saw this film in the millenium dome when I was quite young and can't really remember it. However I revisited it a number of years later, (after purchasing the first four series for my birthday), and was disappointed to say the least. The real thing missing here is Ben Elton. He brought the wit to the show with Blackadder II, and his lack of presence is painfully felt. Also, what really got to me was the beginning montage of pictures. The two pieces of historical artwork were funny, but the other pictures just resort to cheap laughs, such as Blackadder in a dress posing on a sofa, and holding his nose next to the queen. Hardly intelligent humour and unbelievably out of character for Edmund.
All in all, a great idea, (the concept of a Blackadder millenium film, and even perhaps the time machine idea), but sadly wasted. In other words, and to quote from the third series, 'about as effective as a catflap in an elephant house'.