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Finally a modern myth-based movie that doesn't spend its whole time whining about the gods, or the hero's hated heritage. Not does it transform Greek myth into Christian symbology (depictions of Hades as the devil, etc). The supporting cast is great (especially the kickass inclusion of Atalanta).
Best yet, it's heroic, exciting and dramatic. There's a tiny slow part about halfway through, but overall I really enjoyed it.
More like this, please.
So you know how you pick a scifi movie on Netflix and it turns out just as bad as you suspect it will be?
Occasionally though, you find a gem. This movie is that gem.
The story is good. The director does an amazing job of building tension by NOT showing the audience things. The characters are believable and heartfelt. I care what happens to them. The special effects are really well done, and more importantly, not overdone.
Bonus points for avoiding numerous cliches.
Overlong, dry and just kinda boring, especially for movie depicting recent history. The acting is decent though I don't care a bit about anyone on screen. I mean I already know how it turns out. It's not even an interesting documentary.
The climactic assault is often just a dark screen with vague hints of motion to be anything but frustrating - realistic lighting, maybe; bad storytelling, definitely.
The best thing about the movie is the somber soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.
First off, I'm one of those rare people who didn't like the original RoboCop. Too heavy handed, and Paul Verhooven is just too much in love with gratuitous...well everything. Peter Weller is that movie's only saving grace.
The remake is more serious than the original, trying for a more intelligent look at what it would be to become a cyborg, while still having the over-the-top political satire in the form of the Samuel L. Jackson segments (playing a jingoistic journalist…