Medieval Times: Feast Your Eyes Upon the Unholy Union of Movie and Restaurant

By Jodi Smith | Trade News | May 14, 2013 | Comments ()

By Jodi Smith | Trade News | May 14, 2013 |

As idiot kids in their late teens, we took a raucous delight in loudly belching, screaming, and generally being the kind of people that were having so much fun that the people sitting around them seem to melt away. I belched so loudly that a fellow patron in front of me actually turned to look at what massive beast had let loose so foul a sound, only to see a petite teenager grinning back at them.

That day was a good day. I tell you that to tell you this: Benderspink and Broken Road are hoping to film a Medieval Times movie based on the restaurant of the same name. Maybe the Pirates of the Caribbean exceeded expectations for a film based on a ride, but that was tempered by the game-turned-move Battleship. A restaurant being turned into a movie. This is what it has come to in Hollywood. Attempting to bottle an experience that cannot be replicated properly, at least in my eyes, by a movie.

If Hollywood wants to make a jousting movie? Make one. A tournament during medieval times? Sure. A movie about actors portraying other actors that are portraying medieval knights for a crowd of actors portraying customers? I don't see how this could work. Some things just don't translate.

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