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Last 2/3 are amazing.
on 29 May 2014
This movie takes a long time to get going, pretty much the first forty minutes could be EASILY condensed down to make them take twenty. It really didn't need that long to set everything up since when I hit the forty minute mark I felt like I was a few hours in because it dragged so much and was just dull.
However, after the forty minute mark, the film takes a turn for the better. The plot advances quickly, some actual action takes place, we see some of the more Supernatural elements of the film. It really gets better. Although some of the sword-fights take a while to actually get to the actual fight, there is a moment between two female characters where they both just prance around a room for ten minutes making various ridiculous poses and maybe one or twice striking each others blades, after this however it really does pick up and leads to some of the best moments in the movie.
The acting and directing are both below what I would expect, some of the camera work is also excessively shoddy. Although, one actor stands out above the rest by a pretty huge margin, the guy who played the villain. My god, he did a simply amazing job, y'know how I can tell? I HATED that guy, he made me want to strangle him, I found myself muttering "Go on, die. Just get shot. Just die" during his fight scenes because the actor played him so well that I just couldn't stand him, he just needed to die.
Overall, not a bad movie, not an amazing one, but it will stay on my shelf and I'll probably give it a re-watch every now and again.