Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Omar Sharif
Somehow this isn’t the gripping epic director Emmerich would have us believe, it’s really a disappointing yarn that could have been set in any time period … or not set at all.
The story concerns Strait as our hero – abandoned by his father but now the great hunter of the village whose exploits earn him the love of the local beauty (Belle) – who must take on a group of neighbourhood thugs in battle.
There are moments, alas all too few, when the film hints at greatness … and then decides against it. The visuals are good but the characters don’t really engage us and there ought to have been more action.