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 Post subject: Clash of the Titans 2010
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Is it any good? I've just seen the trailer and it looks amazing, but...is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:21 pm 
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I shall be seeing this, so will report back.

I have deeply nostalgic views of the 80's original so it will need to be good to not disappoint me.

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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OK, saw this this morning and my first thoughts are that it is very Hollywood.

The story felt confused and fractured. They have played very fast and loose with the source mythology (and also with the original film, this is very much a re-imagining rather than a remake, with only nominal nods to the original movie, some of which feel crowbared in).

All that aside however it's not bad, it's just pretty packed full of the cliches Hollywood has come to rely on these days.

Not to say I didnt enjoy it, it just isn't really anything special. If it's this or Kick Ass then there is no question which you should see.

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Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
OK, saw this this morning and my first thoughts are that it is very Hollywood.


Hmm that was what i was worried about. Thanks for the tip :D

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
that it is very Hollywood.


not seen this yet (Wednesday hopefully) but i have to ask what do you mean by this ebon as I've seen it used by review sites to describe other movies and it just draws a blank with me.

I mean i get when people say oh film X is very tarantino or film Y is very bond like but i don't get the very Hollywood description it doesn't draw any parallels for me. Unless of course its some statement on the shallowness of the film?

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:21 am 
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I watched it on Sunday and quite enjoyed myself. Having said that, I never was much of a fan of the old film - it was just a bit too camp for my taste.

It was overall well-cast and the fact that they changed the story made it more interesting for me. Also I thought that Perseus was considerably more interesting as the angry guy who really was not fond of the gods than the old movie's pretty-boy good son.

The main character and his companions were nicely cast and there were a couple of really cool scenes with them.

As to the nods to the old movie - I simply loved the very tongue-in-cheek way they brought in one of the main supporting characters from the old film (I am talking about Archimedes, the mechanical owl, of course).

Great popcorn cinema with cool visuals, film flows all right and IMHO it is no more Hollywood than the original. Well worth watching (8/10)

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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Hi Mess

By very Hollywood I mean that all the 'normal' Hollywood film devices are in there.

Comedy sidekicks (the two hunters)... check
Surly companion forced into it who comes round to the hero by the end... check
Doomed love interest where it all works out in the end... check
Big bad guy who's in it all for himself and gets his comeupance... check
Couple of big ticket special effects sequences.. check

It's cinema by the numbers.

Like I said in my review, it's not bad, it's just not particularly good, or interesting, or unusual.

plus the buzzcut on Perseus really couldn't have looked more out of place... could costume/director really not persuade him a wig was appropriate?!?

Zos.. you felt he was angry? He didn't seem very angry to me, I got more petulant child than angry man. It just didn't really do it for me.

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Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
Hi Mess

By very Hollywood I mean that all the 'normal' Hollywood film devices are in there.

Comedy sidekicks (the two hunters)... check
Surly companion forced into it who comes round to the hero by the end... check
Doomed love interest where it all works out in the end... check
Big bad guy who's in it all for himself and gets his comeupance... check
Couple of big ticket special effects sequences.. check



Ah right with you now though reading that list a lot of that could also be said about the original film as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Clash of the Titans 2010
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
plus the buzzcut on Perseus really couldn't have looked more out of place... could costume/director really not persuade him a wig was appropriate?!?


It didn't really bother me that much - maybe they found he didn't look good in a wig. Judging by the depictions, short-cropped hair in itself wasn't that unusual for the Antique, but I cannot recall a single buzz-cut, to be fair.


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Zos.. you felt he was angry? He didn't seem very angry to me, I got more petulant child than angry man. It just didn't really do it for me.


I didn't get a petulant vibe from him, but then again, I guess that comes down to perception.


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