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If you're willing to fast-forward through eye-rollingly bad dialogue sequences, there's quite a bit of action in Legendary Amazons to enjoy....
Well Go USA / 108 Minutes / 2011 / Unrated / Street Date: October 16, 2012
There is fighting in Legendary Amazons, that's for damned sure. In between interminably long dialogue exchanges and drawn-out shots of warriors staring off into the distance (trust me - there are a lot of them), this perky little actioner features some loud and rowdy ass-kicking. Without question, it's the movie's selling point.
But even for those of us who are happy coughing up dough to rent violent actioners just to watch some good-looking people dismember bad guys, there has to be just a little bit more than grisly violence to make the affair worth investigating. Movies like Legendary Amazons don't have to include scenes of hand-holding or anything like that, but when it's either major swordfight setpieces or pleasegodmakeitstop dialogue scenes, it's frustrating.
Are the action scenes in Legendary Amazons exciting? You bet. With video-game precision, when things get moving here, the results are zippy and thrilling (and, thankfully, rewardingly bloody). But when this one spends time unveiling its convoluted plot about a son and a mission and a devotion to cause and all that, one gives thanks to whoever it was who invented the fast-forward button.