I distinctly remember being very fond of the choice to tell the epic story as classically as possible - the beautiful sets, the elaborate costumes, the monstrous creature. But, I also remember feeling it could have been pushed further, into higher territory, and that it felt particularly unambitious - given the potential of the production.
Why the bad rating ? It has some narrative flaws, but also beautiful shots and colours, a reflection on how we see ourselves as good and forget the others have their own conscience, their own history, people they love. And that being a hero is also being a killer.