Of course, it smells of an effects movie, but I do hope it rises from thee cliche, do justice to the original and not fall into the death trap of period-epic movies which many have smitten to the ground for cheeziness (like Kingdom of Heaven, Arthur, etc etc)
It looks promising but there are VERY familiar elements here:
1. sword swinging ala Brad Pitt in Troy
2. eyeless monsters that look like they were carved from old dried up wood ala Pan's Labyrinth
3. rock n roll soundtrack and gritty look ala 300
One thing's for sure: it has gone a long way from the original 1981 production:
I think we'll see more when we watch it again....
shall we hit the replay button?