Homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth whose technology is powered exclusively by magic. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he's never ... See full summary »
Homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth whose technology is powered exclusively by magic. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he's never seen before: science. With the aid of Lenoir, a member of the ridiculed subculture of "pragmatists" who believe science is more than the stuff of myths & children's stories, and the 130-year-old sorcerer Winston Churchill, Sean uncovers an ominous plot that will lead him to another dimension and the realization that, unless he prevents it, both earths could well be destroyed. Written by
I wanted to enjoy this one as even throw away sci-fi (story built around fun idea but the rest of the movie isn't great) but this one was awful. Where it had originality it felt like others had this idea, realized it wasn't a good idea and dropped it. When it used one liners from Bond and Scarface, it felt totally unoriginal and made me honestly wonder how the writer has a job. The "comic" panels didn't add anything. In 24 they showed what multiple people were doing at the same time, but this was just multiple angles of the same scene most of the time, and the "comic" style did nothing to add to the story. It was a style, but the "pow" of the 60's Batman is a far better style that felt original and fresh while this seemed silly in a sci-fi story. (Yes, I know it's based on a comic, but it wasn't a super hero theme or anything. Was it just to advertise that it came from a comic? Because I couldn't figure out any other reason for it.) Sorry, I won't be recommending this one to anyone. The acting wasn't awful so I will give it three stars just so I don't feel I'm totally hating on it. (It was the movie quotes that killed it flat for me, I'll admit. They weren't even cool, they were just sad!)
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