I started this movie expecting to shut it off shortly after due to made acting, poor camera work, or some other aspect that plagues starting filmmakers. While the acting needed a lot of work, the set was great, the story kept me engaged, and I really look forward to part 2. This movie is a 3 star movie, with an added star for lack of experience from the filmmakers and the low budget. Those two thing should have tanked this film, but the studio did an excellent job with what they had. Fix the acting and this movie would be 4 stars easy.
The "rag-tag crew" aspect really helped with the poor acting, you allow more mistakes thinking that these people are inexperienced. The CGI was pretty good, especially considering the budget, and that one man did it in his basement. There were a few times in the beginning where I noticed the green screen aspect, but as I got used to it, I forgot, and got immersed in the story. If you want to support a talented group starting off, I highly recommend this film.