essentially a mix between blade and constantine – it’s hard to say exactly where this film (which was nominated for the equivalent of a russian academy for best picture) went wrong. i’d say that the best thing about the picture is that anything seemed possible. the imagination of the filmmakers is evident and it’s sorta nice to see them construct a mythology for the film. unfortunately that may have been the worst thing about the film as well. it seemed that the filmmakers more or less made things up as they went along; they just made up the rules of the science fiction as the film progressed. one, of many, aspects that makes the matrix so great is that they lay out the rules in the beginning and then stick to the premise throughout. this film does not do that.
the film grows tedious because the characters are uninteresting, the story is thinly developed and the action sequences are poor. not very fun.Watched in theater Watched on TV