In lavish design of grand authenticity, Griffith weaves together a classical, European epic of economic stratification and human compassion, remaining fair as ever in detailing the fall into decadence amongst all classes. With magnificent patience and dynamics in elaborate storytelling, a cataclysm of tension storms in crescendo towards its heart-wrenching climax and subsequent emotionally satisfying resolution.
Kudos for Mr. Griffith for the ability to build a hard-to-stand tension in an adventure movie. The plot was not up my alley but still I appreciate it. I hate Griffith for forcing me to admit his genius.