Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jun 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A young prodigy must find a secret Elven artifact in order to save his father who has been kidnapped.
My Take on it – This is a film that I have been anticipating for at least a year and a half and the repeatedly changing release date was quite worrisome and frustrating at the same time.
This film is obviously not as amazing as I would have hoped for yet they still find a way to keep things very engaging and entertaining throughout.
The cast is great and I loved seeing Judy Dench, Colin Farrell and Josh Gad in some very interesting roles.
The star of the film tho is Ferdia Shaw who brings the title character to life in such a fascinating way.
The story and plot of this film is quite innovative and the way that they mix together the fantasy world and the real world is done really well in helping establish so many of the “rules” of the existence of these characters in this setting.
The film’s utilization of special effects in creating technologies for these characters works really well and manages to keep things quite interesting and intriguing throughout.
The film has some great surprises along the way that help enhance things so much.
The main problem that this film faces is the fact that it constantly feels as if we are being thrust into an ongoing story and since they don’t have enough time, they never really expand enough of what happened before the story presented to us.
The book series that this film is based on has the ability to expand things due to the written medium, but they misstep here in failing to find an effective way to make this all work even better.
Bottom Line – Highly anticipated film isn’t as good as I would have hoped, yet it still manages to stay entertaining and engaging throughout. The story itself is quite innovative ad they do a great job mixing together the fantasy word with our own. The technologies that are used by the characters help keep things quite intriguing and interesting throughout and the various surprises along the way help make this even more fun to watch. The biggest problem with this film is the fact that it feels as if we are being thrown right into an already evolving storyline and they don’t have enough time to flesh everything out properly which is a shame since I’m sure that the book series that this is based on actually finds a way to do so properly. The cast is great and they are able to help give life to some really intriguing characters. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Colin Farrell’s involvement in the film was not announced until March 2020 – nearly a year and a half after the teaser trailer was released, and three years after filming wrapped. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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