This movie had some gorgeous special effects and I got the impression they really tried to do their best with the comic’s origin story by making it a little less “white guy wanders into brown country, crowned Best At Magic seconds later”, and as we all know skipping origin stories is against the law so there had to be something, so it’s not too bad as a ride all things considered.
Once you hit the end and think about it, it’s otherwise a disastrous mess of a film. (Hey, is it kind of racist that we’re having an Tibetan hand the reins over to a white dude? I know, let’s make them a Celtic woman so now it’s a white person passing power to a white person!) (more…)