Intricately staged, but with a freewheeling sense of fun, this comedy from Toronto’s Sex T-Rex company offers a framing devise is lifted from the great swashbuckling movie The Princess Bride. Except when a grampa comes to babysit his sick grandchild, he pulls out an ancient videogame, and before long, we’re plunged into the 8-bit action, wherein three musketeer-like soldiers sing a lusty song denoting their shared passion: “Swords, swords, swords, swords…”
A princess is kidnapped. Two of those three soldiers must rescue her from a “spiky” video castle, a plan that will necessitate lots and lots of swordplay, even as the participants come to understand all is not what it seems when it comes to good guys and bad guys.
Actors Conor Bradbury, Julian Frid, Kaitlin Morrow, Seann Murray and Jon Blair have a lot of fun, so much so that the comedy’s occasional use of expletives seems unnecessary, especially since there is a lot of potential for cross-generational appeal here. You know, like... The Princess Bride?
— Randall King