Comedian Martin Lawrence stars as Jamal Walker in this humorous adventure film that could be retitled “California Black Man in King Arthur’s Court.” Working at a failing medieval-themed amusement park, Jamal is looking out for himself and planning a step up to the new ‘Castle World.’ But when he falls into the moat while reaching for a necklace in the water, Jamal ‘Sky’ Walker finds himself in a real medieval world. Jamal just wants to get along and survive, until he meets Victoria (Marsha Thomason), an attractive chambermaid. With the help of Victoria and Sir Knolte (Tom Wilkinson), a fallen knight, Jamal learns about honor and helping others. Crowds will really enjoy this mix of humor, slapstick, adventure and personal discovery.
Unfortunately, this film includes numerous sexually crude comments and suggestive scenes. The king offers Jamal any woman he wants, except the princess. But the princess climbs into his bed. Violence gets graphically medieval on occasion, such as a beheading where Jamal catches the head, later seen stuck on a spear. With obscenities for excrement throughout, one scene even shows a man’s face pushed into a pile of horse dung. Explicit sexual content, graphic violence and obscenity-laden dialogue dethrone the good messages of “Black Knight.”