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Elentor
Dec 14, 2004


A lot of people seem to really like this movie but I really... didn't. It felt very reminiscent from the age of forgettable sci-fi movies (late 90's, early 00s) with varying degrees of budget and special effects. Regardless of intention, this movie seemed closer to them more than anything, down to awkward nerd stereotypes (which work in, say, Jurassic Park better than they work here). The main difference is that this movie has a good director and we're in a period of considerably better effects. In that aspect, this movie to me seemed to pay homage to far worse western movies (or in some cases, better, but for completely different reasons) and not to the actual giant robot/monster movies of old, despite its premise and skin. The effects in general were good but I didn't care about any character, and the action scenes did not really keep me interested because I didn't feel like there was anything at stake. I watched them and thought "yeah this would be a great demo reel for someone on Youtube" and that was the only context in which I enjoyed them: Imagining how happy the artists who did them must be.

2/5

Elentor fucked around with this message at 02:00 on Nov 18, 2019

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