Mostly I like Sam Neil though. That dude is an awesome actor. At the time that Merlin came out I was obsessed with Jurassic Park, and Sam Neil was my favorite actor. I've always had a particular interest in fantasy, so when I heard that Sam Neil was going to play Merlin I was freakin' pumped.
It's a long movie, which might be my only major problem with it. It's one of those movies where I think to myself, "Self...I'd really like to watch Merlin...but that would take forever, and I don't have that kind of time." If I want to watch an epic fantasy that will demand my attention for three hours, I'll just watch the Lord of the Rings.
Nevertheless, if you haven't seen Merlin you should at least once. It's a very interesting interpretation of the King Arthur story. It's unlike any other interpretation I've seen. It can be very emotional at times, and there are some big name actors here. It kind of feels like a movie made for TV, but that also adds to the appeal for me. There's nothing like it out there, and it really gives me a sense of nostalgia.
This could very well be my favorite movie of all time.
(Maybe not favorite favorite, but definitely top 3.)
It's an epic. (Which I adore.)
It has Sam Neil. (Whom I adore, but to a lesser extent.)
This is also on the Zune for on demand viewing. :]