Posted by Erik W on Jul 19, 2006 1:21 AM
I'm not sure what to think about this movie. It has no beginning or end. Although I fully understand (and if you watch it, you must too) that this the middle of a trilogy. However, the movie *could* have ended at this one. The five minutes of teaser at the end leading up to the obvious sequel leave me confused as to why the characters want to continue on, at least the way they decide (it would seem as if there are more important things).
Plot aside, the movie itself is well done. The sword fights are amazing, especially the one on the water wheel. And the special effects are great... up to the last 15 minutes, where it is obvious they rushed to fulfill some sort of timeline. The quality drops significantly.
The movie could also be shorter. The second octopus scene doesn't end.
Maybe I'll have to see the third one to fully appreciate this one.