Now, I won't deny that this movie had a lot of promise. The visuals were stunning, the premise was interesting, the acting was good, and the action scenes were definitely worth watching.
When it came to actually executing the ideas, however, the plot fell flat on its face. Quite aside from the tired old Romantic Plot Tumor
that had no reason to be there, the rape threats thrown in as a cheap shortcut just to show how evil the villain was
, and the Heroic Sacrifice martyr ending that's been done to death,
one of the few interesting, non-generic characters was Killed Off For Real
in a scene that any seasoned troper could see coming a mile away. Almost from the moment I sat down, I felt as if I knew exactly where the film was going. It had real promise, and by no means was it a horrible movie, but it could have been so much better.