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Clash of the Titans
Post By Aikome. 18/04/10, 05:19 am

Honestly, I thought it was kinda crap.
Anyone else with me ? =w=;

. . there's no development and seems a waste. I mean, Andromeda ( or whatever her name is ) doesn't have any point to be in the plot at all except to be rescued from being a sacrifice. And I'm sure in Mythology, she and Perseus were meant to hook up.
Not just share a few looks and almost imply something is gonna happen . . and nothing does. So disappointing.

The only thing I liked was the presentation of Hades. He was cool. <3
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Post By superarmy. 18/04/10, 05:49 am

I liked it when Qui Gon Jinn gave Jake Sully a lightsaber to fight Lord Voldemort.
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Post By Guest. 18/04/10, 06:09 am

i haven't seen it but i think it's safe to assume anything that has something as asinine as 'titans will clash' in the trailer, when the movie is called friggin clash of the titans, is going to be a bit sugar honey iced tea.

i mean honestly what could you possibly have expected

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Post By CMKMStephens. 18/04/10, 02:17 pm

Well actually, the movie contained no Titan's clashing at all. They were mentioned in the swirly space prologue thing, but never again.

Clash of the Titans 3D:

Much clashing, no Titans, and very weak to the point of imperceptable 3D.

Here is a disclaimer to prevent people thinking I am being the Classical Studies equivelent of the Simpsons Comic Book Nerd:

Every Greek myth has dozens of alternative versions (though only some still surviving in literature) effectively playing out alternative versions, opposite endings, or almost entirely different stories with the same characters. This is one of the reasons Herakles seems to pop up everywhere and in every chronological time period within Greek myth. Only in some versions does Oedipus kill his father and marry his mother. Trying to conflate these into singular right and wrong versions is a pretty useless and frankly, stupid approach. The 'standardized' versions we'll all be familiar with are the result of people attempting to catalogue them, versions that became especially popular through Dionysian plays, etc.

As long as the movie makes sense somewhat within the context its define itself against (Greek Myth) I'm fine, take all the liberties you like. But why when you have a score of potential versions of the story, or failing that all of Greek myth to cherry pick monsters out of, do you randomly add in sugar honey iced tea that doesn't fit?

Reading the plot for the 1981 film, it followed the actual Greek myth pretty well actually. Why on earth this film decided to deviate from it, I don't know. Every decision I suspect was to make it 'edgier' and modern. Instead it was more like they were aiming to make a movie as dumb as Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. It was a good effort, but nothing can come close to that sinkhole.

Somehow the romantic interest got transferred from the Princess Andromeda to Io. Io doesn't even feature within the Perseus myths in the slightest. She was some woman that got turned into a cow. Yet Andromeda was in the film as well?

Why have Kraken and Djinn?

A KRAKEN? That's like, 2000 years out of sync. Greek mythology when made 'chronological' for all that's worth, is about 1200BC or earlier. Vikings and Krakens are 700AD or later. I know that the original 1981 film had a Kraken in it, but it doesn't make it any less weird/stupid. At least the original had the fricken sea monster sent up by Poseidon. Not Hades. They also run into a bunch of Djinn. Ignoring the fact that they somehow end up in the desert in Greece? (according to the credits it was Ethiopia), Djinn are again a mythical creature some 1500 years out of sync. To be sure, the Djinn was awesome, but it doesn't really fit.
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Post By Campy. 18/04/10, 04:49 pm

This movie was SO MUCH PAIN.


Hades DID look cool though, I have to admit that.


And Perseus having a shaved head pissed me off. lots.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Tails. 18/04/10, 04:56 pm

I liked the giant scorpians. Best way to travel! I didn't like how predictable it was on who was going to die though, bit lame. The witches were fricken' freaky looking, really reminded me of the 'pale man' in Pan's Labyrinth.

& personally, if I was offered to be a God, I would take it!!
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Sockcat. 19/04/10, 01:51 am

superarmy wrote:
I liked it when Qui Gon Jinn gave Jake Sully a lightsaber to fight Lord Voldemort.

I lol'd. So hard.

Also, I agree with CMKMStephens; there was no clashing of Titans. It irked me. Why call a movie something that it's not?? This was a mis-match of random mythological features. I mean, wasn't Perseus the adoptive son of a king? I also missed the winged booties... Amoung many other things. What was with the talking wooden sand people?

While I did like how they portrayed Io, she seemed like a totally irrelevant plot feature. And the fact that Perseus fell for her because she'd been watching over him his whole life? Hmm. there's something not healthy in that.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Guest. 19/04/10, 02:48 am

Its alrite not a movie to watch again though

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Post By sakkaf. 19/04/10, 04:12 am

I also liked it when Tony gave Jake Sully a spear to defeat an almost invincible scorpion.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Icarus. 19/04/10, 04:46 am

it was a visually good, scorpions & Hades' smoke wings = AWESOME

but yea the plot was crap. Though in regards to their target audience wanting more fighting, not a 3 hour film, and heroic 'Ima save the princess!!1!', then I think they got it down.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Aikome. 19/04/10, 12:30 pm

superarmy - . . made me lol. I quite like his voice though.

Icarus wrote:
it was a visually good, scorpions & Hades' smoke wings = AWESOME

but yea the plot was crap. Though in regards to their target audience wanting more fighting, not a 3 hour film, and heroic 'Ima save the princess!!1!', then I think they got it down.

Smoke wings <3 . . seriously, I only liked him out of the whole thing.

CMKMStephens - Exactly. While there are many various versions ( plus the Roman and Greek differences ), there was a whole lot of sugar honey iced tea shoved into the film. At first I though Io might have been Athene, watching over him but she's just a filler. A RANDOM RANDOM. The kraken thing is ridiculous. While in some Mythology she is meant to be saved, it is from a sea monster. Not a kraken.

Ahaha, when Perseus' father said he was going to give back to him I thought he'd have his family. > >; Guess not.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Zeorymer. 19/04/10, 01:03 pm

Aside from the fact the plot deviated from the first movie, and even more so from the original, the plot really bugged me.

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Props to the Monster Hunters though.
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By CMKMStephens. 19/04/10, 02:02 pm

I found it extremely funny when the ancient greek lightsaber appeared and was all like *shineSHINYGLOWGLOWHUMMINGNOISE*.

Then the expendable secondary character nonchalantly goes: "That's a gift from the gods" as though this was an everyday kind of thing.
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Post By Icarus. 19/04/10, 03:58 pm

^ LOL
Zeorymer wrote:
Props to the Monster Hunters though.
oh yeah those 2, I was sad when they left, they were funny
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Shinjitsu. 17/06/10, 03:41 pm

...I *cough*downloaded it*cough* was disappointed really =/ I hate it when people get hyped about movies & rave on about how great they are when they're crap =_= waste of time & money [or rather bandwidth haha].
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Re: Clash of the Titans
Post By Cookie Monster. 20/06/10, 01:07 am

I haven't seen the remake, but I think it is getting to the point where it's generally safe to say the originals are better.

*Marks on his list another movie to avoid*
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Post By kyokyogirl. 20/06/10, 02:14 am

I'll be another to jump on the 'praise Hades' bandwagon.

Otherwise, I wasn't too impressed with the movie. The only consolation is that I didn't have to pay for it.
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