This movie is all over the place. Was it written by someone with ADHD? Oh...Clive Barker, right.
There are some interesting themes, and the makings of a really interesting story, but it's so disjointed that I wonder how anyone knows what the heck is going on. I originally saw this as the theatrical release, and recall it making much more sense, so I don't know how much of this is due to the DC edit. It just seems such an…
First, let me confess that this film was a childhood favorite that definitely scared the crap out of me. (G'Mork, you are one scary mo-fo!!!) Coming back to it as an adult, however, means looking on it with new eyes. Are those eyes more jaded and cynical? Yes! But, they're also hopefully a bit wiser.
The Good: It's a fun tale, set in a pretty cool fantasy land, with some cool characters, and memorable scenes.
The Meh: The story isn't…
Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.
Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad to big for Urban's head. That or his…