Ye Old Times
I'd like to know if the director or writers has any Renaissance Faire experience. There's nothing like hands-on research. It's like reading Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun. If you're a geek that has done cons, you recognize the truth in the novel.
But even if it's Hollywood balderdash, if it's funny, I'll still go see it.
There is a new renaissance festival in Louisiana! Check out the Acadiana Medieval Faire at: http://www.acadianafaire.org/