#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1536, in Veracruz, Mexico, during the Inquisition, an alchemist builds a mysterious and sophisticated device named Cronos to provide eternal life to the owner. In the present days, the antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds Cronos hidden inside an ancient statue while cleaning it with his granddaughter Aurora. He accidentally triggers the device and soon his wife Mercedes and he note that he has a younger appearance. Out of the blue, the stranger Angel de la Guardia visits Gris’s shop and buys the old statue. On the next day, Gris finds his shop trashed and Angel’s card on the floor. He pays a visit to Angel that introduces him to the eccentric millionaire De la Guardia that explains the healing power and the eternal life given by Cronos. Angel is sent by De la Guardia to hunt down Gris to get Cronos no matter the costs.
Plot: Faced with his own mortality, an ingenious alchemist tried to perfect an invention that would provide him with the key to eternal life. It was called the Cronos device. When he died more than 400 years later, he took the secrets of this remarkable device to the grave with him. Now, an elderly antiques dealer has found the hellish machine hidden in a statue and learns about its incredible powers. The more he uses the device, the younger he becomes…but nothing comes without a price. Life after death is just the beginning as this nerve-shattering thriller unfolds and the fountain of youth turns bloody.
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An overrated novelty of a film
‘Cronos’ tends to get a lot of honorable mention whenever it is brought up in articles or reviews, largely due to director Guillermo Del Toro’s ever-rising star. However, even as a fan of his work, I found this film to be stunningly dull and poorly acted.
The story is a twist on the vampire legend, centering on a mysterious golden mechanical scarab known as the Cronos which can provide eternal (or at least radically extended) life. Unfortunately, along with youth, the Cronos also causes a craving for human blood. An aging antiques dealer discovers the Cronos and unwittingly uses it, while Ron Perlman and his evil/rich uncle repeatedly try to make it their own.
Unfortunately, what follows is sub-par at best, and the execution is downright laughable. From the sexy blonde that graces the video sleeve (and is not in a single frame of the film), to the ‘Magnum P.I.’-style opening titles, to the excruciating bilingual dialogue, this is simply B-grade moviemaking with no personality to speak of. ‘Cronos’ is not suspenseful, nor is it atmospheric or scary. The gore is not gross, and the bad guys and monsters aren’t threatening. Not to mention the always-intriguing Ron Perlman’s hack performance and bad accent. What is a French-Canadian doing in Mexico? What is he doing in this film? Why can’t he at least try to speak Spanish all the time? How much potential production value did the producers waste on this guy’s salary?
I have no problem with low budget (or even inexperienced) filmmaking, and the horror genre is one that can definately succeed within those limited confines (see ‘Halloween’), but here Del Toro’s budding touches are so subtle they might as well not even be there. I am glad to say that he has gotten increasingly better with each film, and those interested in pursuing his works will ultimately come across ‘Cronos.’ The novelty of that reason is the only excuse anyone should have for renting this loser.
Unique take on the vampire myth
Mexican antique dealer Jesus Gris, finds an ornate mechanical beetle hidden in an old statuette, that once belonged to a 16th century alchemist. Unbeknownst to him, inside it there is an ancient parasite that gives the gift of immortal life. Also on trail of this device is an American millionaire who has spent his life researching the writings of this alchemist and has been searching for this mythical device, he will stop at nothing to get it. Gris stumbles onto the device and after using it, soon finds his features becoming more youthful, unfortunately the price for this is a raging bloodlust. Unique and at times surreal take of the Vampirism myth. Its also a very stylish and visually accomplished debut.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Fantasy, Horror
Director Guillermo del Toro
Writer Guillermo del Toro
Actors Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel
Awards 23 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Ventana Films
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm