You make a lot of good points. I feel despondent that the sequels are in jeopardy; 40 million international/U.S. total gives me a little hope though. I think that whatever problems there were with the movie were minor, could be worked out, and as one reviewer said we could perhaps have a sequel that's better than the original.I think a big problem that's more nature of the beast than "bad filmmaking" was the R rating; nobody could bring their kids to this thing. No teenagers could go to this thing.
There's a lot worse movies that slid in with a PG-13 that did a whole lot better box office than this one.
I'm just bummed because I agree with you; I think this movie really got panned harder than it deserved.
I saw it, and I was entertained for 2 hours. Now I gotta see Dungeon Siege, because if Dungeon Siege is better than this movie I oughtta freakin love it!!!
Well, you do not have to worry about "Dungeon Siege"'s sequel!
...you know, to get ready for Expendables 2, and such...
'Postal', 'Bloodrayne', 'House of the Dead', and 'Alone in the Dark' were also incredible acting workshops, and all involved found critical and financial acclaim as a direct result.
And his movies are now useful in connecting actors in the '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon' challenge. So that's one positive thing to come from the Uweverse. One is better than none, right? :-/