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Overall: 7
Story: 8
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 8
Effects: 9
Sound: 6
Music: 7

Crown of Syracuse

Directed By: Sméagol

Genre: History, Comedy, Mystery, Adventure
Length: 05:00
Released: July 19th, 2007

Director's Comments

This film was created in 2007 for the brickfilms.com IDEA contest, and was awarded first place. It tells the story of the Greek inventor Archimedes as he struggles to solve a difficult problem for the king.

Staff Review

Nikolas Jaeger:
Though Crown of Syracuse is essentially well made, it doesn't have enough substance to adequately interest and engage the viewer. There is not enough conflict for it to be a drama, and the script's attempts at comedy feel awkward without the proper mood to set them up. This all may be due to the source material; while it may be interesting by itself, it seems to be badly suited for adaptation to the screen.

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