Connell and his crew didn't rely on special effects during any of the movie's many action scenes. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. Blood, Sand and Gold 2017 When the top salvage company in the world loses a billion dollars of 15th century artifacts, chief archaeologist Mave Adams hires ex - criminal Jack Riordan to track it down. All in all, it's best to just skip Blood, Sand and Gold unless it's the last movie left on Earth. It stars Monica West and Aaron Costa Ganis.
The acting was okay, but some over-the-top action made me smile instead of gasp. There are a few twists and some nice action. Part of what makes the movie so exciting is that Mr. The film lacked engaging dialogue and quality actors. Blood, Sand, and Gold literally cost 0.
Metal bends, the windshield shatters, and you completely forget that you are just watching a movie. And The Actors Really Gave it there All. But The Scenes Were Really well Shot, As well As Clever Use of High Definition Camera Drones. With its minimal images of wealthy relics and its lack of insightful treasure speak, Blood, Sand and Gold still comes off like the cinematic poster child for modern day archaeology. I just love film of all genres and was really amazed with what I just saw. Mave hires Jack to help her recover the treasure stolen from her in the desert we saw that coming for most of the rest of the feature minus a few details. Its good storytelling presented in an engaging way.
There's a Dutch speaking guy that can't even manage to get the grammar right. Even though I really wanted this movie to be my cup of tea, which it could have been if they would have used a tripod and would have taken the time to do a bit of decent casting, it turned out to be everything but that. Most low budget indies are about character and story but this shows that the genre can be bigger than that. When he's separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. And this guy has shown plenty of producers what he can do on not even a shoestring.
Having seen some of these actors move onto other roles i think this was some of their strongest work. It's a good movie that is small budget. It has been speculated some of Drake's treasure may be buried in Marion, California. I did again find it a bit to long. The ending leads into a sequel for our twosome treasure hunters which is in production.
When one of the bad guys gets chased straight off the roof of a building, the stunt guy really does go crashing into the hood of the car parked below. All in all I can't say that I enjoyed this film and I cannot agree with those who claim it's 'the future of action movies'. I found the reasons to be on the weak side. I'm not saying all actors are bad in this movie, but there are quite a few cringe worthy moments. Anyone else notice that her white shirt never showed a single bit of dust, even in the desert.
To be fair, the sound is okay though. In conclusion, Blood, Sand and Gold is filmmaking water mold. Aaron Costa Ganis is no Harrison Ford and as such his character was a let down. I found it a bit long. Gaelan Connell's direction on it lacks a sense of coherent locality. With Blood, Sand, and Gold, he just proved that with enough raw talent and ambition you can make a full-length, blockbuster quality action movie for about the same amount of money that Christopher Nolan spent on just 30 seconds of the Dark Knight. What, no sweat and tears? Well I Watched this movie, Just About 10 Mins Ago, I finished.
The film then flashes 4 years. I rated 10 to balance the rotten downvoting. As Mave and Jack trace the stolen treasure along the same ancient routes Sir Francis Drake used, he uncovers more than just the lost artifacts - an entire conspiracy of blood, sand and gold. And here is the crazy thing: You really wouldn't know it was made for so little by watching it. Drunk filming might be fun to do, but the result is no fun to watch. This is not a top line blockbuster sop don't expect that. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honor and endurance.
And no, I am not related to anybody connected to the director, producers, investor or anybody else. This film is really basic and delivers on its objective. But it is entertaining and will be 10 x more enjoyable to watch than half the rubbish you will see this year. This reminds me of what Gareth Evans did with 'The Raid' but for less. Then, you should only see it once. Basically he ticked the boxes.