The Royal Treatment
The Royal Treatment
The Royal Treatment is a film that we thought was bland and predictable. Besides a few fun and charming characters, there’s not much new in this film to make it worth checking out.
Austin : 7.0/10
The Royal Treatment is a cheesy, predictable family movie that saves itself from endless boredom with some good characters. I didn’t think the acting was awesome, but the characters were good enough to survive that. The plot is nearly cliche for the entire movie, but it does take a few twists and turns along the way which will be covered in the spoilers section. I wouldn’t say the predictability of the movie takes away from it, as you have to be pretty much blind to not expect that coming in. If unpredictably and thrilling is what you are looking for, go check out the thriller section. If not, let’s talk about the best part of this movie.
Our characters from top to bottom are really funny and easy to like. Izzy, Laura Marano, and Prince Thomas, Mena Massoud, are entertaining protagonists, even if their development is terrible. The cliche hoops we jump through are almost more predictable than the plot, and it is unfortunate we didn’t break the mold a little bit with these characters. That being said, they were both still super funny and easy to root for. Izzy has that hopeless optimism that can be annoying if done wrong or really enjoyable if used like it was in this movie. Prince Thomas is the cliche prince, fed up with being treated differently. Nothing shocking there. What breaks the mold is our secondary characters. Walter, Cameron Rhodes, is our “funny on accident” comic relief, and he plays that role phenomenally. Lola, Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, and Destiny, Chelsie Preston Crayford, are very over the top and bring a spark that fits quite poorly with the royal life. This creates a ton of hilarious situations that really kept me engaged. I will say that Izzy’s accent was wildly inconsistent and very lacking in parts. It was something I noticed until I looked for it, but once you see it is very clear. We go from New York, to Boston, and a couple more in-between. Doesn’t make The Royal Treatment any harder to watch, but it is a little detail that shouldn’t have been an issue.
If you are looking for a family movie that is going to make you feel good and give you some laughs, this is probably worth your time. It’s entertaining, it’s short, and it has a ton of characters for everyone to enjoy. The plot from start to finish is clear as day, but younger audiences aren’t going to clue on to that in the slightest. Take a load off, turn the brain off just a little, and enjoy The Royal Treatment.
Sebastian : 7.0/10
Now, this is a film that honestly I don’t have tons to say about because it is a film we have reviewed before on this website. This plot is so familiar that from the trailer you know what’s going to happen from beginning to end. We see a prince who meets a young hairdresser in New York and he is rude to her at first but he invites her to cut hair at his wedding where he grows close to her but he knows it’s his duty to get married and I’m sure you can fill in the rest of the blanks. In terms of execution, this isn’t the worst film I’ve seen that has used this plot, it can be charming and it’s not annoying but it’s also not the best execution of the plot either. The characters are the best part of this film. Our leads, played by Mena Massoud and Laura Marano are charming and I do believe the chemistry between them, they seem like they could fall in love. The side characters like Walter, Destiny, and Lola could also be funny and provide comedic relief. This movie was cheesy but in a fun way and I can say that while I don’t think it was great I still did enjoy it.
All in all, this is a fine movie, with some charming actors but a predictable plot that you can see coming from a mile away. You might find enjoyment so if you really want to watch a new Netflix movie you can pop this on but otherwise there are better things you can be watching.
Nathanyal : 6.0/10
The Royal Treatment is the latest movie that enters the romance-comedy genre, and being frank, does nothing special. From bland characters, boring and predictable plots, and nothing too special, The Royal Treatment is just another clone of the genre with a different skin.
Non-spoiler wise, there’s nothing to write about for this movie. Its plot is predictable from the start, the characters are pretty much archetypes and never change, and it was quite hard to watch. I know I’ve seen movies in this genre before that were good, but most of this movie was predictable, cliché, and honestly, quite cringe. This review is going to be pretty short, as there really isn’t anything else I wish to discuss.
Overall, The Royal Treatment is quite the bland movie.