The Honeymoon is Over
When contemplating watching "The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon" there are a few things which you should know. Now like the first sequel "The Prince & Me 3" is a direct video movie, whilst Kam Heskin returns as Queen Paige we have a new King Edvard in Chris Geere and as far as storyline goes well obvious and weak are the two terms which spring to mind. But the other thing you have to remember is that "The Prince & Me 3" is a movie which is made for young girls and especially those who have enjoyed the fairytale romance of the previous two movies, although it has to be said that there is little fairytale romance on show in this second sequel.
With Royal duties getting in the way of their honeymoon a few weeks have passed but finally Paige (Kam Heskin) and Edvard (Chris Geere) are jetting off to the Caribbean for their honeymoon. That is until it becomes very clear that everyone, especially the press, know where their honeymoon is so at the last minute Soren (Jonathan Firth) arranges for them to fly to Belavia. But having started their honeymoon they stumble across a plan by the Danish Prime Minister Polonius (Todd Jensen) to demolish a forest in Belavia for financial gain and will do anything to prevent Edvard from stopping him. At the same time Scott (Adam Croasdell), a former boyfriend of Paige's just happens to show up at the same hotel they are staying at causing Edvard to become jealous.
So "The Prince & Me 3" basically follows on from the previous movie, there has been sometime since Paige and Edvard married but we now have the next stage of their romance which is their honeymoon. But to be honest this isn't a movie about their honeymoon but a contrived story about them fighting the double crossing Prime Minister who plans to destroy a forest for financial gain and will stop at anything to achieve this. That anything includes sabotaging any attempts to stop him as Edvard tries hard to arrange meetings and press conferences in the middle of this isolated country. Oh and just for good measure we also have a former boyfriend of Paige's who just happens to be at the same isolated hotel leading to some mistrust and jealousy.
As I mentioned there is less fairytale to this third movie than has been seen in the previous two movies although in fairytale style there is a happy ever after ending, did you really expect anything else. But the trouble is that whilst you don't really expect much from a movie which is part of a straight to video franchise what gets delivered is so painfully obvious that it is dull. Yes young children may find all the humour entertaining but to be honest even the amount of humour is quite sparse with less than a handful of genuinely funny scenes showing up and I don't count a corny sword fight as one of them.
As for the acting well Kam Heskin returns as Paige and basically carries on doing what she did in the previous movie. As such she is no Julia Stiles but she isn't terrible, just stuck with a painfully 1 dimensional character. But then you have Chris Geere replacing Luke Mably as Edvard and to be really honest Geere is a huge improvement on Mably or at least on how Mably played Edvard in the last movie. At least Geere seems to be enjoying himself and whilst there is no real chemistry between him and Heskin at least the smiles seem genuine as if they had fun making this movie.
What this all boils down to is that "The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon" is pretty much everything you expect from the third movie in a series especially one which is straight to video. I am sure those who enjoyed "The Prince & Me 2" will find this third movie amusing but for anyone else who enjoyed the original movie will probably find this painfully poor.