|At the Movies: Reviews of Why Did I Get Married Too & Clash of the Titans|
|Thursday, 08 April 2010 12:29|
I will admit that the island of Eleuthra looked fabulous and I love the shout out to Image Comics' graphic novel Douglas Fredericks & The House Of They, but I wish they had taken some time to work on the third act of the script. The built up some real emotional content and gave us an ill fitting resolution that felt tacked on. The comedy is suppose to help lighten the blow of the drama not make it irrelevant. If this was suppose to be a patchwork quilt of a movie then mission accomplished because the seams could not just be seen, but could be seen unraveling with each loose thread. I know my review will not mean anything because the target audience for a Tyler Perry production has already watched the film. I rate this movie a Rated B. If a third one is made I hope they take the time to make it better than this one.
Clash of the Titans
One of the taglines for this movie: Between Gods And Men, The Clash Begins. The remake of the 1981 film of the same name in 3 D. The mortal son of a god embarks on a perilous journey to stop the god of the underworld and his minions from corrupting the Earth as well as the heavens. On his quest he is joined by harden warriors and magical creatures which may help him see success or be the cause of his failure and certain death.
Perseus is the son of Zeus and a demigod who wishes to avenge the death of human family who raised him by finding a way to mortally wound the god Hades by first weakening him through the annihilation of the Kraken. Io is a woman cursed with agelessness who has been watching over Perseus his entire life and advises him on the steps he must take to succeed in his quest . Andromeda is the princess of Argos who will be sacrificed after her mother Queen Cassiopeia incurred the the wrath of Hades by claiming she was more beautiful than the goddesses. Calibos is Acrisus the disfigured king who wife had been impregnated by Zeus and vowed vengeance on the offspring of the union, Perseus.
This is an example of what happens when a film latches on to a new technology it was not intended to have. Of course, it doesn't help that it is a remake of a film that is held close to the hearts of those who watched it. The special effects are spectacular but the 3 D effects let you know that the film was shot for 2 D. I will look past the glaring inconsistencies with the original Greek myth since this is not suppose to be an accurate portrayal of life back then. The movie is entertaining and the energy from it leaps off the screen even if the 3 D doesn't until the end credits. If it had been in 2 d I probably would have rated it higher, but this 3 D movie gets a rated D.
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