The Goddess (Short 2019)

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The Goddess: Directed by Renkai Tan. With Stu Li, Yi Liu. A young woman decides to take justice into her own hands after a traumatic assault.

“Overall, this is entertaining and well done. The effects are not revolutionary but at least fit in to the story rather than detract from it. No violence or mayhem – its OK for a younger to general audience. Main fault is the hero Dave played by Jay Baruchel isnu0026#39;t up to the part.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe script is pleasant if predictable – does the nerd hero rise to the task and vanquish the evil forces. There could have been more historical witches besides Abigail Williams of Salem. There are some humorous bits but not too many.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eActing is better than expected. Nicholas Cage is quite good more serious and less horsey than usual. Monica looks a little older and has too little screen time. Alfred Molina is convincing without being annoying. Alice Krige (Morgana) is good and looks young. Teresa Palmer (Becky) the girlfriend acts and looks like a blonde Kristen Stewart.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe main problem is Jay Baruchel (Dave) is a too geeky to the point of spastic sometimes. It is painful to watch him. He lacks charm and charisma nerdy or otherwise. He is not a cute geek. He speaks like he has a speech impediment. Would have been better with someone more like Shia Labeouf, Justin Long or Michael Angarano if they wanted one of the new nerd/geek heroes.”

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