Lyre is focusing on her daily kittens
There’s one kind of movie that people seem to love an inordinate amount: the type with lots of posturing, cheesy one-liners, and a violent anti-hero. They get a pass by critics and fans because they’re a bit more subdued and gritty than a dumb action film, but that means that they end up with a much better reputation than they deserve.
This is one of those films.
I knew where this one was going from the moment it began. The protagonist was meant to be nuanced and deep and mysterious, but he wasn’t. He was such a standard angsty Chaotic Good. And obviously the finale was a shoot-out in which the hero’s dark roots were exposed while he killed the painfully obvious Lawful Evils.
I suppose the aim of these movies is to point out that people are shades of grey. Well, I’ve seen that told with much more subtlety and interest. We’re meant to feel like our moral systems are challenged or something, I guess, but just in case you have the moral compass of a ten-year-old, you can get by with a Dungeons and Dragons handbook.
The most interesting character was the Kid. Everything else about this film was utterly, utterly predictable.