I know I should hate this. Yet. Yet. Okay. The trailer shows lots of Kung Fu movie influences on the action scenes, there are all the familiar faces recast to make things complicated, and there are steampunk influences (flying ships? Derrigables? Really?). It is a formulaic accounting of what is hot in the fantasy set. Yet. Yet.
The actions scenes look good. Unlike The Musketeer, which was just a showcase for the actor's talents, these actually look great. Swordfighting/ fencing that actually follows Italian and French traditions. Sets and Scenery, properly lavish. The acting seems a bit above the norm for this sort of thing. I do like some odd Steampunk.
Okay. I want to see it. I need to see it. I probably need to see it opening weekend, because it won't appeal to enough people fast enough to have much staying power. Probably will own the DVD someday, no matter how bad it is - because even if it is just average, then it will still be good enough.