I'm serious. Its good. I mean, its not Lord of the Rings or anything, but you can tell these folks tried their hardest to make an action-adventure fantasy movie for people like us.
I will admit I specifically picked this movie to watch because of its 1-1/2 Star rating on Netflix. I wanted to have a bad movie to review for my 'Bad Movie Reviews' blog segments, because I felt I'd been a little too positive lately. But then I started watching it and I realized, this movie isn't bad at all! Its...maybe, artsy? Is it artsy? No, probably not. What it is is a Syfy channel original movie that must've had a more coherent and dedicated team working on it than the Syfy original movies of the past. Let me just get to what is so delightful about this film.
StoneKeep or Night Trap? Yeah, its kinda like that, but higher Res. I can't explain it any better than that, but that's the primary complaint everyone has about this movie, is that the fight scenes look 'fake.' And I agree, it totally looks fake, in the BEST WAY POSSIBLE (not like the I, Frankenstein Bayformers CGI garbage fight scenes). Like a comic book, or a boardgame that uses a VHS tape you have to play along with (Atmosfear, anyone?). That's what the fight scene camera work reminds me of, and I love it.
Its Vikingdom: The Blood Eclipse. Now on Netflix! Everyone seems to hate it, so you know it HAS to be good.
Check it out!
PS: I know this blog segment is called 'Bad Netflix Movie Reviews', but in this case I'm invoking the Yo! MTV Raps! terminology for Bad. Its so Bad, its Dope!