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Plot: Verity and Peter’s trip to the old family mansion takes a turn when the floor of their room suddenly gives way and they fall into an underground chamber where they are met by a civilization of creatures. The leader tells them that Peter’s arrival was foretold as he’s the one who can use Great Clock of the Citadel to restart time and destroy the Shroud, a malevolent creature who feeds on fear itself…
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Surprisingly good family adventure movie!
I have this as a 6/10, but that is out of major respect to the studio and their ambition with this movie. For an Australian film, this is shockingly ambitious and isn’t afraid to do big action scenes. Now, some of the CGI is iffy, but it’s perfectly fine, given this isn’t a major studio release (I’m looking at you Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumainia).
The kids acting is surprisingly solid; it’s always hard to find good child actors, and to find some outside the U. S. is outstanding. That’s where many of these family adventure movies fall, and it’s great that they found good talent. Also, they will probably be great for kids to see themselves in the characters, so that’s a plus.
The main faults of the movie are the generic story and (as I mentioned before) its iffy CGI. The story is serviceable, but it’s been done many times before; it’s okay to go down the same path, but without enough turns, it ultimately just feels samey and that’s a problem both big and small movies can have. The CGI, at some points, shocked me with how good it was, and I want to give my full praise to Hive Studios Australia; but at other points, I felt like I was ready to pick up the XBOX 360 controller.
The reason why I’m saying this is because they are on a good path and just need to keep pushing a little further to create great CGI through and through.
I want to keep this review short, but this movie is an absolute trip that, although it doesn’t always land on its feet, makes up for in adventurous spirit. If you’re a parent looking for a movie for a family movie night I’d highly recommend this one.
Great effects, poor plot
The CGI is great given its an Australian film and not hollywood.
That said, the acting is bad. Cant really blame the kids though if the direction and editing falters too, which it does hilariously. Not only does the director fail to get his cast to put in some semblance of credibility, the editing dept too fails to get proper cuts in to keep the storyline fluid which inherently, also lacks depth and coherence.
The movie begins without any backstory or events leading up to the present, things start happening and before you know it, you are off riding on some creature’s back(dragon?). In the end the story twists into an unexpected psychological tale wholly unrelated to preceding events. Basically its all an incredulous mix mashup of various stories told many times before only this time the director threw in everything into the stew all at once and forgot to stir the pot.
Original Language en
Genre Adventure, Family
Director Matt Drummond
Writer Matt Drummond
Actors Alyla Browne, Alice Parkinson, Christopher Gabardi
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