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PostSubject: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:10 pm

Go see it! It is fucking awesome!!

It is not a completely faithful remake, but it is good in it's own right, as well as having some of the same bits and pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:32 pm

I definitely plan on it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:20 pm

If things are going according to plan, Warden Dike is settling in to see that movie even as I type.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:33 am

I saw it, and I am incised. If I did not know anything about the story of Perseus, I may have really liked it. It's yet ANOTHER movie in which the writers did not do their homework before putting pen to paper. Where in Tartarus did those damned djinn come from? Don't remeber them being in the story. Poor Hades, once AGAIN, is portrayed completely wrong. Hades was, perhaps, the most humble of The Duodecatheon. His only error was how He went about abducting Pereshone. In all other matters, Hades kept pretty much to Himself. He was the one Olympian that got the best deal. The Underworld is full of all the precious gems, the richest veins of metals, ores by the hundreds and He did have a hand in agriculture. Everything that grows has roots deep within The Earth. In the story of Perseus, The Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus were very benign, and aided Zeus's son in his quest for the head of Medusa. The whole film was antigods. Many turned their backs Them, and Humanity wonders why most fell from Their good graces. We have to prove ourselves worthy of Their love. Even The One God seems to have left His flock to their own devices. We have made all Powers Above, Powers Below and The Powers in between sad and betrayed. It's time we made our Divine Creators proud of us again. Need to show them we can use the gifts they gave us with wisdom and compassion. I still believe it's possible, but it's going to take alot of hard work and time. I am running off at the mouth, and apologize. It's late, and I should be in bed. It just gripes my choobies that Hollywood has to ruin a perfectly good story. They have little, or no, respect for truly great epics. At least pick up a book, and read. Used to be learning to read was considered a great honor. Now, I am not so sure. The concludes my sermon. Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:31 pm

*Crosses Clash of the Titans off of my list.* Hopefully, it will die a quick death at the box office. Angry Razz to Hollywood types who don't do their research!
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:25 pm

The lack of respect that Hollywood generally shows to its' source material has always annoyed me so I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with that thorn in the side!

I'll probably go see it because my son wants to, and it's in 3D which is still a novelty on a digital screen, but apart from excellent imagery I won't be expecting much...a bit like Avatar really!
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:57 pm

Steel yourself TT. It's going to throw you for a loop. Just wanted to warn you in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Warden Dike wrote:
Steel yourself TT. It's going to throw you for a loop. Just wanted to warn you in advance.

As it happens we're going to see it tomorrow night. I almost bought the original on dvd for £3 yesterday too.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:38 pm

Just in case anyone was wondering, that's about $6.00 in the US. It would be worth it just for the Harryhausen stop motion creatures.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:24 pm

Warden Dike wrote:
Just in case anyone was wondering, that's about $6.00 in the US. It would be worth it just for the Harryhausen stop motion creatures.

That's what I was thinking!

Here's my review, I don't think that it includes any spoilers but I leave the decision on whether to read it or not entirely up to you.


You would think that the colourful Greek Myths would lend themselves to becoming spectacular entertainment in this digital world, but still the artisans of Hollywood fall short of the ideals of Hellas.

Louis Letterier’s movie is based loosely on Ray Harryhausen’s much loved 1981 movie, which was itself loosely based on the Perseus myth, and it proves to be a very loose affair.

Sam Worthington plays a brooding Perseus who broods quite a lot. In fact it seems to be the only emotional expression that this demigod can manage. Motivated purely out of a lust for revenge this Persues is far less attractive than Harry Hamlin’s version.

Somehow he gets caught up in King Cepheus’ of Argos irrational war on Olympus and sets out to defeat the gods, not to save either the city or the Princess Andromeda, but for his own selfish reasons.

And off we go on a less than enchanting, and often erratic, stroll through Greek mythology. Along the way we meet some surprising creatures, such as the Djinn! Yep, that’s right, for some reason they extracted a character from Persian mythology to throw into this muddled mess with no explanation whatsoever.

Perseus goes through the well known acts, killing an over active Medusa and proving to be a terrible leader of men. For some reason Io, she who was turned into a heifer by Zeus, has been besotted with Perseus since he was born, no that’s not in the myth either, and she lends a demigod type hand along the way. Gemma Arterton is very pretty but her role is little more than scenery to be honest.

A mixed up Zeus, at first ignorant of his son’s existence – so much for omnipotence then, watches with interest as Perseus attempts to exact his revenge on Hades but there’s no sign of the demigod’s real champion, Athena. Of course Dad becomes less ambivalent, especially when he discovers that brother Hades is the source of all his problems with the mortals. Liam Neeson never gets a chance with this role, especially when encased in glowing plate armour!

The climax is far from that, more of a relief really. The mighty Kraken attacks, Andromeda is held up for sacrifice, for some reason there’s only a handful of palace guards to protect her from the mob and no one thought to bolt the doors, and Perseus arrives in the nick of time to pursue his own vendetta, never mind the princess hanging out their like a carrot on a pole!

Does 3D add anything to a movie? Well, I think not. There seems to be very little use of 3D, probably because that’s not how the film was originally made, it’s one of those retro effects on this movie. Also, when the action does get going it tends to become a little blurred making it difficult to see what is happening.

I conclusion this represents a missed opportunity of immense proportions. It’s bad enough that the source material is treated with such a lack of respect, but not unexpected. The hero is so far from being heroic that he’s a contradiction in terms and the representation of the Olympians is just unimaginative.

Point of Interest: I’ve been to Paxos and it’s no where near Argos, just another illogical element thrown in by the screenwriters, perhaps one of them had a holiday there?
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:32 pm

HALLELUJAH!!! Some else who has seen The Light. A wonderful synopsis TT. My feelings exactly.
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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:20 am

i havent even seen the movie yet.

of course... i havent seen the original either....

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PostSubject: Re: Clash of the Titans (2010)   Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:31 am

See the original. It's way closer to the true mythos. The special and visual effects are a bit out of fashion, but, overall, it's a great piece of cinemaphotography. ENJOY!
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