Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wrath of the Titans

I know I'm a little late to the game on this one, but can you blame me?

Way back in the day, Sam Raimi created a movie: Evil Dead. Later, he decided to write a sequel, Evil Dead II; problem was, the sequel wasn't your usual sequel, but an improvement upon the exact same movie previously made. You don't hear anyone complaining, because Evil Dead has it's moments, ("We can't kill Sheila. She's our friend.") and because Evil Dead II is one of the greatest movies of all time, (and that's without mentioning the awesomeness of the third movie.)

The point is, if you're going to remake a movie that's already been made, (The Amazing Spider-man, pay attention!) you've GOT to improve upon it!

I bring this up, again, because Clash of the Titans was, in fact, Hercules. It wasn't "exactly" the same as Disney's Hercules, naturally, it's not a scene-by-scene remake like Psycho, there's no singing, but plot wise, and climax wise, and story wise... it's the same movie... heavily influenced by the Percy Jackson books.

Perseus doesn't want to fight anymore, (ala Gladiator, Braveheart, and every other movie,) but after he has a vision of Chronos (Zeus's dad/Perseus's pop-pop,) killing his son, (who's mother died apparently, although I thought she was immortal thanks to a curse... whatevs.) he decides to fight. (SHOCKING!) But he never wants his son to fight, (guess who's gonna change his mind by the end? Just guess!) Anyway, he joins forces with Andromeda, (would-be sacrifice from the last film,) and the son of Poseidon (a new character who's similar, but not as funny as Beni,) and he begins searching for ways to break into Tartarus, free Zeus from Hades (very Hercules!) and the back-stabbing Ares, (very Percy Jackson!) and stop Chronos from getting free, (very everything.) It's all very predictable... because we've seen the movie before.

The movie was slow, although, at times, somehow entertaining.

I really love Bubo cameos. They crack me up. Apparently you can get your own Bubo now. But don't do it!!! Oh how you'll regret it!

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