Ok, so I’ve come up with a way to determine how to replace movies that aren’t available on Netflix. If a certain title isn’t streaming and I can’t find an alternate copy, I take the first letter of the name of the film, search for it, then watch the movie that is as many slot down as there are letters in the first word of that movie.
Por ejemplo: Today I was supposed to watch “Paths of Glory”. Because I couldn’t find it, I searched for “p” on Netflix. “Paths” has five letters in it, so I went to the fifth result. That is how I stumbled upon this recent imagining of the old story about the boy who could fly. (This time actually played by a male actor)
Same old, same old. Reliable workhorse of a plot that moves along at the same pace as always. A few re-writes and new jokes lighten it very little.
Even with help from the “magical” Jason Isaacs, the younger actors have trouble holding up the plot by themselves. The kid playing Slightly had good comedic timing, though.
The action sequences were captured well, but the bit in between sometimes got a little bland. Only a few editing mistakes.
The CGI work is pretty good, especially for the time in which it was made. Even before doing any research, I knew that their budget had to be hurting for it. The sound effects are good, again, especially in the action scenes.
Decently put together, but fails to pull the old tale up to a higher standard. Not even putting Mr. Malfoy into the role of Hook could save it.
Good for the kiddies, but not anyone else.