Posts Tagged ‘Djimon Hounsou’

Comic Book Movie July – Constantine

Freitag, Juli 11th, 2008

In relation to the other movies reviewed this month, Constantine is quite an oddity. It is not the work of a single creator or team of creators, but rather a franchise called Hellblazer owned by one of the two major comic book publishers (DC, the other being Marvel), that many different writers and artists have worked on. But even though it comes out of the same factory that brought us superheroes like Superman or Batman, Constantine is quite different from those, focusing on a religious back story that is both entertaining and highly uncanonical. (weiterlesen …)

Minute Movie Review – Eragon

Sonntag, November 25th, 2007

Review:

Supposedly this movie is based on the book of the same title, “Eragon”. It is kind of hard to tell whether the screenwriter actually read the novel though or simply had an intern summarize it for him. But at least the premise stays the same: A long time after the dragon riders have been beaten by one of their own who then crowned himself King, a young farm boy finds a dragon egg and subsequently sets out with his dragon to save the world. Aside from the perversion that is the script of this film, the movie also suffers from incredibly bad acting. The ridiculous lines are sometimes so badly delivered that one wonders whether anybody actually directed Eragon or it all just somehow happened. The only good thing that can be said about this movie is that the special effects were decent.

Random Observations:

Eragon at imdb.com

Rumour has it that the sequels will not be made. Apparently the movie was not the money-spinner the studio (Fox) expected it to be.

The only ones who seem to know what they are doing are Jeremy Irons, as Brom, the old mentor of Eragon, who tries very hard not to sound stupid and offsets the horrible lines he has to deliver with good acting, as well as Rachel Weisz, who voices Saphira, the dragon.

People who are hoping to get some more of the “real” story from the cut scenes included in the DVD release will be disappointed. They only ruin the original story more.

This is the first movie directed by Stefen Fangmeier. Before that, he was a Special Effects Supervisor. It would probably be a good idea if he went back to that.