When Baginski is more caught up with Sony’s God of War for inspiration than to bring in full Wuxia style action in Knights of the Zodiac, what’s presented isn’t all that exciting
Maybe some long beloved classic anime series should not be adapted to live-action. Technically, that hasn’t stopped some American producers from bringing the best IPs to the big screen, like Alita. When the original studio is involved, sometimes what’s made is a mixed bag. To find the right talents to helm a live action take means checking on their credentials. Knights of Zodiac suffers because Tomasz Baginski’s involvement with The Witcher is a far cry from what this IP represents.
I was hoping for more high stake concerns in the vein of Gods of Egypt instead of a cyberpunk style wannabe Power Rangers episode. That’s because there’s often five warriors working together to honour the name of Athena. But even then, there’s others who will tarnish her role in history; she’s hardly a threat if I remember the series premise correctly.
Jack Black is more than R. L. Stine in the Goosebumps film franchise. His goofy charm on screen makes for a lot of fun. But when considering he’s also in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which was in theatres last month, perhaps the lack of his presence was intentional so no confusion is made.
In the sequel, the heroes are Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman), younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and friend to the family Sam Carter (Caleel Harris). The boys start up their own junkyard business and on their first job; they find a mysterious book inside a Pandora’s box. Before they know it, Slappy the Dummy (Mick Wingert), appears and they speak the words to give him life again.