Mark Of The Beast
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First off, I'll start by mentioning the good. The film has an amazing score that accents it perfectly. It is haunting and melodious at the same time, which in turn sets an ethereal mood, a perfect backdrop in which to tell this story.
Also, the adaptation of the original short story is almost perfect. The filmmakers definitely did their homework and studied the source material in-depth before they wrote the script. This is, however, a good thing and a bad thing. It is impressive because they didn't take too many liberties with the original story; but because they followed it so much, it doesn't really work in a real-world setting.
Let me explain that last comment: part of the allure of Kipling's short story is that it was written in a time period when people didn't know much about foreign lands and the people inhabiting them. As a result, stories written in faraway lands like India had an air of mysticism about them. Such can be said for the story of the MARK OF THE BEAST. But trying to instill that air in modern day tales is more difficult. In this aspect, the film simply does not work for me; the air in this film is non-existent. It feels like a group of people went into the woods behind my house and shot this film.
I think it is this lacking feeling that overshadows the whole film.Read more ›
This film also has a fantastic score and the gritty, 80s movie look is very authentic. I really enjoyed this film and everyone who didn't needs to stop comparing things like this to big-budget Hollywood films.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
disappointed in this promising effort.. Too much outside dialogue and Not enough Ellen Muth. first half of the movie was done quite well.Published 19 months ago by dan stevens 43
Horrible acting. The only reason I got this was to watch Ellen Muth. She is one beautiful woman who can act.... the only one in this film that can act.Published on September 14, 2013 by Kendalls63