Acting is tough. Good actors make it look easy, but it really is an art. This film lacked convincing actors. With that said, from a directing point of view, this movie was just okay. The story & script were minimal and they put some real effort into creating special effects on a shoe string budget. Their second effort, Beyond the Mask is significantly better, but it had a better story line, budget and actors who were 100 times better. i would recommend this movie to those who think they might want to go into film making. I can't say it was a great blockbuster movie, but it didn't have a multi-million dollar budget either and even directors have to start somewhere. I understand that there is a cost to produce and sell a dvd. I think this would have been better promoted as a free intro. When comparing cost and value it is far below my expectations.
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.