Attack Of The Gryphon
C+ Sound: B- Extras: C- Feature: C
greenlight for Fantasy genre features is alive and well with the studios hoping
for the next hit, if any. Eragon did not work out for Fox and
Andrew Prowse’s Attack Of The Gryphon
(2006) was hardly released at all, but Sony is bringing it out at about the
same time as Fox’s film and to be blunt, it is no better or worse.
year civil war has come to an end and losing side The Lockland turns to black
magic to make a comeback and beat the victors, but instead unleashes a mad
magician who wants to beat both and the new battle is on. This is cheesy, silly and only for diehard
fans who miss the Xena and Hercules series as well as feel The
Sci-Fi Channel is not delivering enough cheesy productions to satisfy the
trivialization. Fans, especially young
ones, might enjoy this but everyone else might want to think twice.
anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image has obvious digital effects throughout but
does not look as bad as it might have otherwise. Colors can be somewhat rich and it probably
would not look as good in HD or 35mm, but it is still better than a Super 35mm
shoot with the same effects might have been.
The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has healthier surrounds than expected and is
not bad, though not of demo quality by any means. He only extra is trailers for other Sony
- Nicholas Sheffo