Knights of Bloodsteel
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"Knights of Bloodsteel" is.... neither. While hardly a shining example of the fantasy genre, this fantasy miniseries isn't a SyFy weekend movie either. It's mostly all about good ideas that aren't fully developed and potential that is squandered -- not to mention acting that ranges from decent to mind-meltingly bad.
In the kingdom of Mirablis, a magical element called bloodsteel is considered essential, both to the vampire-elf/gobin/human alliance and to the villain Dragoneye. What is bloodsteel? Nobody knows! It's basically Applied Phlebotinum that does whatever the characters want. Anyway, bloodsteel is becoming rare, and the only way to get more is to find the Crucible from which it all comes.
An oracle predicts that four knights will arise to search for the crucible and save Mirablis from Dragoneye. And after a clash with Dragoneye's minions, the knights are revealed -- a cynical human drifter (David James Elliott), a reluctant goblin "vessel" (Dru Viergever), a roguish conman (Christopher Jacot), and a conflicted elf sorceress (Natassia Malthe). So they set out on a dangerous quest to get the Crucible.
I'll say this outright -- "Knights of Bloodsteel" is much better than most of Sci-Fi's usual original productions. It has an intriguing high fantasy world where elves, humans and goblins live in peace together, there's a genuine effort at fleshing out the characters (including the villain), the special effects are cheesy but not horrible, and the scenery is lovely.
Unfortunately, the execution is not so great.Read more ›
Was the Lord of the Rings influenced by other works, or did J. R. R. Tolkien work in a vacuum? The answer is J. R. R. Tolkien took his ideas for the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings from Die Nibelugen the story of Siegfried. In Tolkien own words The Hobbits were the English peoples. In the Hobbit Tolkien is saying Siegfried, i.e. the German people, killed the Dragon but it was due to the effort of the Hobbit, the English people. He carries this idea on into the Lord of the Rings, which is drawn from his experience in World War I and II. The point being, all stories stand on the back of other stories.
The question is, is this movie a good movie, i.e. worth watching. The answer is YES. It is well made, good story, the photo work is great, and good acting. Buy it, enjoy it.
Most of the goblin make up was pretty interesting, but the main villain (Dragon Eye)looks good right up until he speaks or moves. They could have done a lot better...it didn't need to be as over the top; it would have moved better on his face if they had toned it down a bit (or even just shaded it a bit better).
The plot is predictable; but I found it engaging.
Don't look for big-budget production values, but for the budget they had I feel they did well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Full of action and advanture. I think of it a little bit of lords of the rings meets harry potter. These freinds stay together to the end for the true evilPublished 24 days ago by al
Excellent quality DVD. Good actiong and story line. You'll watch this one more than once.Published 17 months ago by Joem
poor story line and bad acting. I expected much better from David James Elliot. The writing seems more like they took a whole bunch of little unrelated stories and dumped them... Read morePublished 18 months ago by az man
This has to be one of the worst shows I have ever seen. I can tell they really wanted to be complex plot-wise but none of it was actually coherent. Read morePublished 19 months ago by fernajen