sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2017-09-10 03:01 am (UTC)

I do think it helped that Weisz and Fraser were both gorgeous and delightful in their parts, and Fehr was a level of handsome beyond anything I'd seen on film before. It was fun!

It remains fun! And everyone involved is improbably good-looking! I include John Hannah even if I'm not sure I was supposed to.

I would probably notice the flaws and like the movies less if I rewatched the first two movies now but I was surprisingly oblivious to most race issues in 1999.

That's really the major flaw in the movie for me and it's frustrating because it was totally avoidable; I don't know why it wasn't caught or, if it was, why nobody on the production side listened. The script's idea of ancient Egypt might as well almost be Atlantis, but I survived that with the Etruscans: it was not the part of the pulp fantasy that broke my belief.

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