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A little unknown gem.,
This review is from: Paradox (2010) (DVD)
In PARADOX, Sorbo portrays detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth whose technology is powered exclusively by magic, where warriors fight, wizards fly, and the dead speak. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he's never seen before: the power of science. With the aid of Lenoir, a member of the ridiculed subculture of "pragmatists" who believe science is more than the stuff of myths and children's stories, and the 130-year-old sorcerer Winston Churchill, Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to our world and the realization that, unless he prevents it, both Earths could well be destroyed.
Director Brenton Spencer ably moves the action forward in a mixture of action, magic, and a hint of film noir to it as well. Right from the start it feels like it came right out of one of the classic EC Comics of the 1950's, which suits PARADOX quite well. Sorbo is wonderfully convincing as Nault. At a running length of a brisk 86 minutes, the action is well paced and never lets up. Of the two Sorbo films, this is one I found myself really engaged in. And the visual effects are a treat and serve the film's story quite well.