|New Line Cinema | Release Date: December 8, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Much of the dialogue is the silliest sort of fantasy mush, and a good deal of the picture appears to have been shot while the lighting guys were out to lunch.
A mildly entertaining but tepid extravaganza more suited to television than the big screen.
A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm. Regrettably, the hordes of pre-adolescent boys it would have delighted most were that age 20 years ago.
Gamer geeks, I speak your language! And I warn you: Flee! Or, at the very least, crank down any expectations you harbor -- a few notches below "zero" should do it -- before buying a ticket.
The sad truth is, I can say nothing to recommend this film.
The plot is as thin and confusing as it sounds.
Worst of all, Marlon Wayans' performance as a cowardly thief would have seemed in bad taste a half-century ago.
Tacky-looking, incoherent, badly acted and hopelessly directed disaster is easily the dullest adventure film of 2000.
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