A solid adventure that keeps up the pace throughout, unlike a lot of the other Harryhausen films I watched last year. It's interesting to watch after complaining about the CGI effects in Noah yesterday. The same problem of mixing effects with live action is visible here but for some reason I have less of an issue with Harryhausen's work. Perhaps the real models do blend better than CGI, perhaps it is just easier to admire the work that goes into physical effects. Having said all that the famous skellington battle is still surprisingly realistic (or as realistic as fighting skellingtons can be) and effective.
April 20, 2014 at 02:35PM