This movie is probably the best resent Christian action movie. Although there are some problems with the acting in some scenes (like the other reviews state), this movie has excellent animation, realistic battle scenes, and an overall good message which I personally think cover up the bad acting (also, pertaining to the acting, it does get better later in the movie). I would recommend this movie to fans of The Lord of the Rings, King Arthur legends, and other related things.
I had such high hopes for this movie. Sadly, the acting was so bad, I could not even stand to finish it. Like some of the other reviewers said, it was painful to watch. I kept hoping it would get better, but I think it actually got worse. The idea is admirable, but not enough to compensate for the abysmal acting. I regret having to give it such poor marks.
Considering this is an independent film, the cinematography, special effects, and fighting scenes were good. Again, not up to Hollywood standards, but good for an independent film.
The problem with this movie is the acting. It is absolutely horrible. It is perhaps even beyond horrible, if that is possible. Finding good local actors who will work for next to nothing is not hard. Instead, it looks like the key roles went to family members who, although they have good production skills, cannot act their way out of a paper bag. I think I have actually seen better acting in low budget kung fu films that have been overdubbed in English. If I were them, I would have focused my time and attention on the acting. A film with subpar effects and such can be carried a long way with solid, believable acting. Yet, if things are reversed, a film with the best quality effects will fall flat on its face if it actually hurts the viewer to watch it. The acting was that bad. It actually was physically painful to endure it. It ruined the film for us. Just being honest.