Monday, April 27, 2009

The Mysterious Cities of Gold - Episode Four

This episode was pretty choppy as far as cutting the scenes together. It's almost as if they forgot to draw some of the footage the editor needed. The sound effects were also somewhat lacking when the ship started breaking apart. It also contains the first blatant inaccuracies as far as science goes; the ever-popular shark attack.

Plot-wise, there's really no surprises. As the ship is damaged in the storm, the rest of the crew exhibits typical every-man-for-himself behavior, except for Gaspar who is so bent on his revenge that he'll risk a sword-fight even in a half-submerged cargo-hold. The children, Mendoza, and his lackeys are abandoned on progressively smaller pieces of the ship, eventually making it to shore on a raft.

Favorite parts:

Esteban climbing the mast to escape the crewmen, insisting that he can't make the sun come out even as it does.

Almost a counter-point to Esteban's sun-calling; the mast glowing with St. Elmo's Fire.

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