Friday, December 21, 2012
Clash Of The Empires Movie Review
Someone asked me, why do you watch so many low budget films. My response was, because I am always interested on what film writers, directors, and actors can come up with on a limited scale. Mock The Asylum all you want, but as a production company, their business model is actually quite sound. With a principal photography shooting time of only a couple of weeks and barely a year turnaround from concept to DVD release, they have churned out a lot of product without much cost. The latest blast of insanity from The Asylum is Clash Of The Empires, originally titled Age Of The Hobbits, which the film is nothing like The Hobbit, and I am not even sure why they named it.
Let me cut to the chase on this one, I must say, I am really disappointed in Clash Of The Empires. The tribal people in the film are supposed to be hobbit like, and many of the dubbed voices, of children supposed to be adults and woefully bad CGI make this film very hard to watch.
There are lizards, spiders, and various sundry atrocities as the group wanders through the tropical wilderness looking for the lair of the evil one, but the movie has no flow. The action has no impact, and the characters are so shallow. The main reason I watched Clash Of The Empires is for Bai Ling. Even though she is one of the main characters, dressed in cave woman attire, Bai's charater a female warrior/explorer is so poorly written that her impact on the film is severely dimished.
The Asylum has put out a few good titles over the past couple of years, Clash Of The Empires, is unfortunately one to avoid, and rates a 3 out of 10.