Orcs, elves, dragons, what is there not to love about this movie? Well, plenty of course, though in all honesty, it's not half as bad as you would expect this movie to be.

Of course this is one cheap and big rip off of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and it isn't being very subtle about it either. Characters are all very similar and even their looks are all very alike. The Orcs in fact look like leftovers from the Lord of the Rings movies and use similar speaking voices. Then why is this movie still a watchable one? Well, because it's simply an entertaining watch!

This movie doesn't fails at brining you entertainment. There is plenty of variety to its story and it has lots of adventurous elements in it. People who are fond of movies set in mythical worlds, with mystical creatures and good old fashioned sword fights and magic shall have no difficultly liking this movie, though even they have to admit that this is far from the best thing the genre has to offer.

It's mostly predictable and formulaic stuff, everything that we get to see in this movie. Yet, it's some well done formulaic and predictable stuff, making this movie an effective enough one within its genre. It doesn't stand out with anything but nothing about it gets terribly bad either.

Even the movie its look is just fine. It most likely had a very low budget to spend but the movie manages to create a good look and atmosphere for its movie. Sure, lots of scenes have fake backgrounds and some exterior shots obviously got shot indoors but it never works as anything too distracting. At times it even gives the movie a surreal sort of look, which strengthens the movie its mystical atmosphere.

I do admit that the movie looks and feels more like a video game than an actual movie. But is that a bad thing? Not always, since it's actually something that at times could make you feel more involved with the movie its action and characters, as arguably is the case for this movie as well.

It's real easy to hate on this movie but in all truth and honesty, it's not a bad one and it definitely has some entertainment value in it!


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