Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed because of an epidemic and Abby's father was one of the sick. Going against the authorities to find her father, Abby learns that her city is actually full of magic.
A young girl Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of an epidemic of a mysterious disease. Abby's father was one of the sick - and he was taken when she was six years old. Going against the authorities to find her father, Abby learns that her city is actually full of magic. And she discovers in herself extraordinary magical abilities.
1. Eddie Marsen - best actor in this film by a country mile
2. Visuals and cinematography are good.
Now the bad...
1. The dialogue is absolutely awful - no sentence of more than about 5 words and each line is spoken/shouted with really strange intonations. Seems to be dubbed and/or spoken by actors who just don't know what they are saying in English.
2. The script - a lot of the time it just does make any sense e.g. someone saying they don;t understand something when they were told it 5 minutes previously! Did anyone listen to this before it was released!!
3. All the acting (apart from Eddie Marsen of course) was wooden: no character or personality - they just barked each line of the script at each other in pseudo English (usually in a petulant manner for no obvious reason).
4. The story - apart from the start and end it simply lacked a clear direction for the most part.
In short, Eddie Marsen's great, visuals are good but if you speak English then this will be a painful experience.
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