Thursday, 4 October 2007


Dir: Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Heart of America)
Cast: Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, Billy Zane, Michael Paré, Udo Kier, Meat Loaf
USA/Germany, 2006

Seen: November 25, 2006 thanks to Rogers Direct

Reason to see: morbid curiosity. I heard such scandalous things about the director (including challenging critics to boxing matches) therefore I could not resist checking out the film.

I don’t even know where to start. Well, first off – look at that cast! Michelle Rodriquez, woohoo! Ben Kingsley, always a man of class. Then add in Billy Zane and Kristanna Loken it’s just a little bit of everything. Sometimes the language and accents are an odd mix of period and contemporary but I can live with that. There is a fair amount of violence and it is gory in a very video game way, but not to an extent where I found it brutal or disturbing and it tended to fit the action scenes. All and all I can I enjoyed this film, but I approached it really openly it’s based on a video game after all and with a female title character that kicks butt and goes for what she wants.

It was loads better than Dungeons & Dragons, that’s for sure.

Great Quote: “Plans are for humans”

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I’d watch it again
I recommend it to fans of fun period action films

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