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Just saw this on DVD. I loved the visuals, effects and such. The story was a bit lame, boring and dragging. Much time was wasted with the secondary plot, in my opinion. Overall, I though the movie was mediocre, nothing too great. Above the average, then compared to the garbage that is infesting mainstream cinema today , but that doesn’t say much.
Shut up! It's Daddy, you shithead! Where's my bourbon?
Not knowing the exact reason why he said that doesnt entirely mean that it wasnt hard to make.
Special effects doesnt exactly mean just CGI, it could mean the the building of sets.
Or he could be refering to the stress of making this movie and I can understand why. He just came off making two successful movies in Blade 2 and Hellboy and then he made this. Something completely different and in Spanish. That's pretty big.
Also could be that he got alot of flak from producers and people complaining about how this movie is pretty intense and violent with alot of mature scenes...but it looks and plays like an fantasy kids book.
I thought this movie was overrated. Some cool visuals, but not particularly interesting otherwise. The fascists were exaggerated cliches, I thought, which was annoying. But then again, I saw this when I was, let's just say... intoxicated with a particular substance (however, had I not been, I don't think it would have changed my opinion). And everyone raving about it probably raised my expectations..