When a princess (Joey King) refuses to marry evil sociopath Julius (Dominic Cooper), she is kidnapped by his henchmen and locked in one of the towers of her father’s castle. As Julius plans on taking over the kingdom, the Princess must escape and save her people before it’s too late.
Hulu’s The Princess is an over the top action movie, so if that isn’t your thing, then I would stay clear. There isn’t much to the plot; instead the story moves forward with one fight sequence after another. Some of these are rather gory and can seem repetitive, but I have to commend Joey King for giving it her all here. As someone who has always wanted to star in an action flick, not only does she perform the majority of her stunts, she does them well too.
As for the rest of the cast, it was fun to see Dominic Cooper in the role of a bad guy. It seemed as if he was having a fun time with it. Other honorable mentions go to Olga Kurylenko as Julius’s accomplice Moira. She was completely ruthless. I also enjoyed the additions of Kristofer Kamiyasu as Khai and Veronica Ngo as Linh, both of who were important in The Princess’s combat training.
Overall, The Princess is an entertaining enough romp perfect to indulge in on a Sunday afternoon. The girl power atmosphere heightens the overall experience, but aside from that, it falls short.