According to Kirk Honeycutt's review, the effects in the film - which is being viewed by its producers as a Hero/ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon spectacle - are so bad as to be distracting. That's trouble, if it's true. We're so spoiled now by the magicians who can make a giant ape so convincing that people actually think it deserves an acting award that anything less seems "exceptionally fake," which is how Honeycutt describes the CG work in The Promise.
Man. I really, really hope he's wrong - I was really looking forward to this one. Have any of you readers been lucky enough to see the film in LA? Care to share your thoughts?