posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:24 PM
Well, its been a long day at the flicks for me, which may have coloured my judgement, but frankly, in the main, I'm glad I didn't have to pay for
what I saw. In the order I saw them then:
Sort of Gladiator vs Cross of Iron, with shades of Lord of The Rings, all well diluted. The landscape shots (trying to make Scotland look like NZ a la
LOTR lol) are beautiful, but occasionally out of focus. The digital camera was well used for the fights, but the close-in frenzy is a bit overdone.
The film's strength is in the easy interaction of the main cast, but they are let down by a poor screenplay. There's a twist I didn't see coming,
but they could have made much more of it: its not built up enough & resolved too quickly. The sound design is ok; a few nice SFX adding to the
atmosphere, but the score is generally workmanlike. Still, overall, its worth seeing. The cinema would be much better than DVD, as there isn't enough
plot to hold you on the small screen.