Watched Apr 13, 2012
Andrew James’s review:
The hate this film receives seems a little odd to me. It's not terrible by any stretch. The visuals alone make it better than most sword and sandals flicks Hollywood spits out. The acting isn't nearly as bad as I was led to believe. The hero of the story - who I've never seen before - seemed much more capable and competent than most of the meat heads brought out for this sort of ilk.
That said, it ain't great either. The story is pretty boring and some of the dialogue is a little corny. The pacing is very much in fits and starts and the action sequences are not quite as amazing as they should be (until the end). The costumes are all over the map. From flat out amazing (Jun Horde anyone?) to fairly cheap looking.
All in all I was pretty bored by the whole affair. But if more movies would come even close to the amazing visuals on display here, box office numbers would go way up.
To reiterate, I was glued to the screen and more than happy to watching this film for the artistry and creativity shown. Beautiful.
Oh and Pinto gets really naked.