Original title: Peti leptir
- 1h 40m
13-year-old orphan Aleksa and his friends discover that the evil Doctor Jovica Vuk is using sorcery to capture the Zlodolci, a group of immortal knights who can control life and death.13-year-old orphan Aleksa and his friends discover that the evil Doctor Jovica Vuk is using sorcery to capture the Zlodolci, a group of immortal knights who can control life and death.13-year-old orphan Aleksa and his friends discover that the evil Doctor Jovica Vuk is using sorcery to capture the Zlodolci, a group of immortal knights who can control life and death.
While we follow the turbulent life and adventures of Aleksa, 13 year orphan, and his best boarding school friends Gordan, Maya and Vlada Grak, we learn that old and greedy villain Jovica Vuk find out that Aleksa is capable of seeing and finding the group of medieval knights called Zlodolci. They are the keepers of silver secret that enables them to protect, heal and revive those who deserve and therefore, they are capable of changing the course of the history. Jovica Vuk who misused the power to heal passed on him by his father, wants to take over their secret and secure himself the immortality. He tricks Aleksa to led him to them, but fortunately, Aleksa see through his plan. But, is it too late? Will Aleksa and his friends, although still kids, prevail in the final clash and defeat the powerful forces of evil? —Bata
Let's be fair...
As I usually do, I checked the IMDb for reviews before deciding to watch this movie. Only one I found, was so bad, it actually helped me decide to go, especially after checking the reviewers list of favorite titles. Come on people, how many regular movie goers even heard of Uwe Boll to make it significant mentioning it. Anyway, this review just made me wonder can anything be that bad. And as I suspected, review proved to be ungrounded exaggeration of evident flaws of the film and outburst of something that sounds like personally motivated hatred (to whoever it was intended). Although far from perfect, film have some problems with rhythm and narration which can make it harder for kids to solve the puzzle, but some things must be praised. Despite it's sporadic problems, film functions well as a whole. Acting is excellent, kids are surprisingly good. Make up, costumes, score, and overall technical achievements are by far superior to anything I saw in low budget Serbian film. Some elements, like cinematography and production design are top notch. And mind you, I am an avid supporter of domestic film, I watched almost everything ever made in Serbia. Therefore, I am used to judge the films by our local standards. Judging the production values of Serbian film by absolute global standards is unfair, at least because this one probably cost one tiny fraction of Hellboy budget, for example. Not that taking that into account would make it better, but relevant facts should be put into perspective. Acting school, tradition and character of Serbian films are just on the opposite side of Hellboy and whoever puts Hellboy on his list of favorite titles have the right to vote of course, but will most probably dislike anything Serbian, with exception of comedies...maybe. And to make it absolutely clear, it is a kids movie. In a mixed crowd of close to 100 people, more than half of them were kids. You can't trick them, judging by their response it was more than clear that they loved it.
- Dec 28, 2014
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