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A strong contender for the worst movie in the history of the known universe - gives a whole new meaning to the word "lame"
This was one of the most stupid movies I have ever watched. SO bad that I feel asleep during it.
One of the most visually stunning films I have seen. The entire film was shot in front of
blue screens with all the sets and effects being added digitally. In most effects laden films,
the... Read more computer-generated shots stand out like a sore toe; but the appeal here is that the
effects are rendered so artfully, the end result is utterly captivating. Okay, so the story line
is fairly simple - but why let a story get in the way of such stunning visuals!!
Also, if you haven't seen the special features on the DVD, I thoroughly recommend them.
The original short film on which the feature was based is astounding. It took Conran around
six years to complete about 10 minutes of footage on his trusty Apple Macintosh. Now
that's a labour of love.
Just a good escapist yarn. Suitable for a wet Saturday night in front of the television.
Was stunned to see it was all blue screen filming. Loved the retro feel to the film in the classic 'B' movie style of my boyhood.
Somehow, after half way, i thought it would be better in full colour? Understandably, the lack of colour was to give it a "special" effect of pre special effect era? Any way, the story is good, but... Read more lack explanation? like the robots were stealing generators, but why steal them when they can make it themselves? (making the robots seem far more complicated than making a generator?)
Some of the acting is rather corny. Not sure if the corny acting was part of the special effect?
At last! A movie the whole family could enjoy. Kind of HG Wells meets Indiana Jones, with great stylistic effects. Sure, there were some stereotypes and a few corny cliches, but the story kept us gripped... Read more, the special effects were realistic, and the good guys saved the world in the end. If you want something clean but fun, with a mix of light romance, sci-fi and adventure, then this is the one.
The movie was wonderful. I thought all the actions and the scenery were great.
Great look to this film, inspiring idea following the curb of a early to middle 20th century sci-fi comic style complete with very dated looking monsters and robots. Unfortunatey Jude Law and Gwyneth... Read more Palthrow seemed to have confused hammy epic style acting, with pure dead pan, and show no emotional emphasis even in the most dire situations. Which is missing the point entirely, even James Bond films arn't this void of feeling.
For full enjoyment of this film I totally recommend playing it in german with subtitles, as the voice actors do a lot emoting and give the added impression that you are watching a delightfully strange European movie. Go on try it I dare you.
Steampunk fans Rejoice!! Finally a film that has all the finer points of a steampunk adventure! Great movie!
This movie was a little lame, but I'm sure it would spin some peoples wheels. A plot and some comedy.