Benz Eye View: Beyond The Mask

Beyond the Mask
Beyond the Mask

Pros:

Few of the jokes in the movie are actually pretty funny.

The settings and set pieces are done well enough to convince people that this takes place before the American Revolution.

John Rhys-Davies is the best actor out of the bunch in this movie…

Cons:

…While the rest of the actors are terrible.  None of the performances are convincing nor great.

The writing is terrible.  Considering that one of the reasons I watched this is because one of the writers is Paul McCusker (known for Adventures in Odyssey), I cannot believe how bad it is.  Although, there are two more writers with McCusker, so they may have bigger faults than he did.

The direction is terrible, too.  From bad action sequences to terrible cinematography, I can instantly tell that the movie is terrible because of the director: Chad Burns.  He barely seems to know what he is doing, and the movie is slacking because of it.

Overall:

I have heard of this movie before, and the one thing that catches my attention is that one of the writers for this movie is Paul McCusker (he written several episodes of Adventures in Odyssey).  Later, I heard that this movie is actually pretty decent Christian movie, so I decided to watch it…and it sucks.  The one thing I can give it is that unlike every other Christian movie, Beyond the Mask does not suffer from being preachy.  In fact, it does a good job trying to give its message about redemption and forgiveness across this movie.  The things that this movie does for are the directing, writing, and acting are so bad, it amazes me.  Not only that, about halfway through the movie, I realized that it is trying to be its own version of Batman, except taking place during colonial times.

I am serious.  Something like this.
I am serious. Something like this.

I do not mind, except it does not do a good job on that.  All-in-all, avoid this movie, because it does not do a good job on any areas except its message.

2/10

You know what probably make this movie better?  If William Reynolds teamed up with Connor Kenway from Assassin's Creed III.  It would not fit, but it would be nice.
You know what probably make this movie better? If William Reynolds teamed up with Connor Kenway from Assassin’s Creed III. It would not fit, but it would be nice.
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