April 27, 1987 |
The only thing "The Princess Academy" has going for it is its R rating. That may entice some people into the theaters. Once inside, however, there is nothing except inertia to keep viewers in their seats. There's nothing scandalous about this movie, unless you consider teenyboppers dressed in garter belts and covered-up camisoles shocking. The language isn't vulgar, and the movie isn't even a parody of a bad teen- age flick. Instead, it's just a bad teen-age flick. And what's most offensive is that it's not even funny.