Only interesting character was the king. A drug addicted leader who keeps changing his mind. The queens is ok but everyone else is bland.
But the rest of the acting and logic was atrocious.
The main exit from the Labyrinth into the palace was a simple wood door right in the nest of the Minotaur. What was stopping it from breaking free and going into the palace?
The story of why the one town had to sacrifice 8 youths every three years was good too.
It was a enjoyable fantasy movie, despite its many failings.
Aside from that the movie is not great, the pacing is kind of awkward in places, and the writing is simply not that good. The labyrinth never quite becomes the scary place it's supposed to be. That said, the acting is good enough to still turn bad pages into decent scenes and the monster looks pretty good, despite its original unminotaurian design. The films main problem is probably that it doesn't know what it wants to be. The horror moments bog down the much needed pacing of an action movie, and the cheesy melodrama spoils the building suspense. Even after that it's not really a bad movie. I wouldn't all round recommend it, but it might be fun for fans of monster movies.
It's a monster-on-the-loose film but with a unique setting and an over-the-top performance from genre fav Tony Todd.
A shepherd has lost his long lost love to be sacrificed to the Minotaur god. When he discovers that his love is still alive and yet to be sacrificed, he travels across the ocean and into the lair of the Minotaur in hopes of finding and slaying the god. Can he accomplish this daunting task and save his girl?
"The world will never forget the shepherd that killed a god."
Jonathan English, director of Nailing Vienna, Ironclad, and the upcoming The Killing House, delivers Minotaur. The storyline for this picture starts okay but is fairly awful. The horror elements are putrid and the acting for the most part is pathetic. The cast is surprisingly talented and includes Tom Hardy, Tony Todd, Michelle Van Der Water, and Rutger Hauer.
"You will find love again."
I had to DVR this film when I discovered it starred Tom Hardy (one of my new favorite actors). He was actually very good in this movie but the remaining cast was below average. The film overall is dreadful; but if you're a fan of a budding star, this film does display that Hardy has been a dynamic actor from the beginning.
"I'm going to show you true fear."