Critics are pounding the movie, but I saw it today on IMAX 3D, and I give 4 stars. If you're going to the theater to just turn your brain off, wash down some buttered popcorn with soda, and watch some violence, this movie was AWESOME
After seeing the confusing mess that was John Carter, it was refreshing to see Liam Neisen give it to you straight, in english, right off the bat. This is the good guy, this is the bad guy, and this is why we're fighting the bad guy
For most of movie, the 3D is just "particle" effects. Leaves or burning embers floating out the screen. Where the 3D was REALLY awesome was the gigantic beast (Zues' dad) at the end. It was made of molten lava, and when it swung its arms, it would leave a trail of lava that came out at you. The battle with the one-eyed giants was nice too. The 3D was better than the most recent movies I've seen. Most of the movies are just doing people pop-out, which just looks like 2D sprites against a background.
My only gripe with the movie is the same gripe I had with the original. You cant spend months creating and animating these spectacular beasts to end the movie, and then kill it off too quickly with ONE blow
! Just looking at these beasts, the Krakin and Kronos, it should take a heck of a lot more than ONE quick blow to take it down
! Its killed off before it can even do ANY kind of damage
! It took the Krakin and Kronos all that effort to rise up out of the sea and a volcano, and it just takes that ONE blow
?! Let 'em destroy something, and BATTLE it a little, before the magic blow! Other than that 4-stars!