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Awesome Blood-Drenched Decapi-Trailer, Lackluster Movie

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 15, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 15, 2010 |

So many of us in the Pajiba crew were so excited about the prospect of this movie based on the trailer, in fact, that when it premiered at SXSW in March, we stood in line for hours to see it. Do you know how much nerd sweat we had to smell in order to see this movie?

Man, it was a disappointment. It wasn't that it was bad -- it was just generic and over-long. Another quest film punctuated with not nearly enough violence. And it failed, in every respect, to live up to its trailer. The movie is so lackluster, in fact, that despite a trailer that could sell the chrome off a trailer hitch, the film is headed to On Demand and your X-Box a month before its theater release, a strategy that's been widely effective, so far, in not selling any movie tickets at all.

It's a damn shame, too. Because I dig Neil Marshall. Because Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, and David Morrissey deserve to be in films that are seen. And Olga Kurylenko -- she's nice to look at, although not so much in this movie (she is sans tongue).

Anyway, here's the trailer.

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