martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

Review: El Capitán Trueno y el Santo Grial (2011)

Cheese everywhere. But not exactly a funny piece of cheese. The acting is flat out terrible. Peris-Mencheta as Capitán Trueno is awful, but compared to the actors portraying Crispín and Goliath... well, he takes the lead. Yeah, I know these two characters are intended to provide comic relief. They don't. The sexual tension between these two hero sidekicks is the only funny part in this. The plot is silly. C'mon, a giant worm shown all along the movie (both in the Iberian peninsula and Holy Land!) as a not very subtle Chekhov's Gun, only to appear as stupid deux ex machina impersonation at the end to kill the villain? The villains are actually cheesy fun, both the witch and the main antagonist, unlike the heroes who are just plain lame. The acting of the gorgeous Natasha Yarovenko as Sigrid goes downhill during the movie. I usually enjoy bad movies a lot, but the acting here kills it for me.

Sure, I concede that there is some effort behind the movie. The cinematography is OK, the CGI are passable and the costume designs are pretty good. This movie took a lot of time to be released, so I think they worked hard to get the budget needed for this stuff, but they seemed to forget the important details. You know... like acting?

By the way, not a single nipple to endure the dullness.

This is my first (short) review in english language. What do you think?

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