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Minotaur (2006)

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"Long ago in the Iron Age a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations the village youths are stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the Minotaur, that dwells beneath a great palace. Theo, haunted by the loss of his love in an earlier sacrifice is convinced that the beast isn't real and that his girl still lives as a slave within the palace. His father Cyrnan, the village leader, tries to reason with Theo not to go but Theo is driven by blind rage. He devises a plan and is taken with the other youths who are dragged screaming from their families."


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Review Date: 03 November 2007 My Rating: out of 5

 

Tom Hardy and Tony Todd star in this horror film based on the Greek myth of the Minotaur, and itís surprisingly enjoyable.

Every few years, a village is raided and seven youngsters are taken as sacrifices for the Minotaur. Theo (Hardy) is informed that his lover who was taken previously is still alive so concocts a plan to switch places with one of the sacrifices and heads off in search of his beloved Ffion. Cue Jason and the Argonauts style stuff with Tony Todd as a leather clad baddie.

This was surprisingly refreshing to watch, as gone are the days of Jason and the Argonauts type fantasy adventure films. It has a good international cast, excellent set design and costumes, a great monster and some very gory and shocking deaths.

OVERALL SUMMARY
The film looks good and moves at a pretty fast pace so youíre never bored. I would recommend this for rental. You may be pleasantly surprised (as I was).




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