I understand why it's been cut and condensed. It seems to me it feels like it becomes more like a short preview of the movie where if you really wanted to see it, you'd buy the film on dvd or something. Movies should be seen in one uninterrupted sitting, though, and still feel like the story is complete, with maybe a few deleted scenes/extras you would be able to see on dvd. It will probably end up confusing American audiences, though. Plus, Americans aren't so familiar with Asian history as they are with European, so audiences will probably feel like they're wandering lost in the dark. Then they'll go in expecting a fantasy epic when it is a historical drama and feel all disappointed when people aren't flying through the air.
Ryudo wrote:To be honest the title made me think of Clifford the big red dog books.
Me too. I already imagined a big red CG dog the size of one of them Transformer robots, drooling gallons of saliva