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Movie Reviewz: Clash of The Titans (2010)

Tonights review, the 2010 American film, Clash of The Titans directed by Louis Leterrier. Written by Travis Beacham and Phil Hay. Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arteron, and Jason Flemyng.

The film begins with a short history of the world. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades – sons of the Titans – fought the Titans and won through the help of the third son, Hades and his extremely deformed “son” The Kraken. So they win and the gods take over. Zeus and Poseidon trick Hades into becoming the lord of the Underworld. Also known as, Hades.

So this fisherman is out… fishing. He sees a coffin-esque thing floating in the middle of the ocean. He hauls it aboard and rips it open to reveal…

A dead lady and a baby. The baby is very alive. So fisherman (Spyros) raises the baby and names him Perseus. Then the father, wife, and sister of Perseus are killed by Hades. Perseus is like 25 when the happens. He is saved by some army men fighting against the Gods. Perseus is taken to the ocean city of Argos by the soldiers. When the Queen compares her daughter to the Goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, Hades appears and kills the Queen and tells the people in the castle that if the Princess is not sacrificed at the eclipse, the Kraken will destroy the city. Hades recognizes Perseus and vice-versa. Hades runs away and Perseus is thrown in jail. He is visited by Io, a not-quite a God woman who has been secretly protecting Perseus all his life. She tells him he is the son of Zeus and that he has to “kill” Hades. He agrees and sets off to find the way to kill the Kraken and stop the Princess from being sacrificed…

It happened again. I quite enjoyed this movie. The again part is that most people didn’t. I’m not sure why I liked it so much. The effects were sometimes great and sometimes horrible. I’m speaking of the Giant Scorpions and  Medusa. The latter was done bad. The Scorpions were fantastic. The makeup was good on the creatures like the Djinn and Calibos. The fight scene with the Scorpions was the best I’ve seen in awhile. Sam Worthington seemed stiff. I think that was the worst part.

I go into movies with no expectations. That’s why I like everything I see. I just sit back and enjoy. Whether it’s campy or just silly. Go see this movie. It’s worth it.

-james

P.S.

Happy Easter!

Movie Reviewz: Avatar

Tonight review, Avatar, the 2009 american film Written and Directed By James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington and Zöe Saldana

Avatar focuses on an epic conflict on Pandora, an inhabited Earth-sized moon of Polyphemus, one of three fictional gas giants orbiting Alpha Centauri A. On Pandora, human colonists and the sentient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of Pandora, the Na’vi, engage in a war over the planet’s resources and the latter’s continued existence -Wikipedia

The movie that everyone is raving about. Let’s start at story. It was bad. The plot was, really. Not the story. It was pretty much James Cameron Showing everyone that he can do whatever he wants. Make a 4 hour movie about a boat that sinks, or a 2-hour movie about horror in space (I’m not mentioning the first one here. Aliens is the sequel to the first films, Alien directed by Ridley Scott).

It was absolutely stunning when it comes to effects. The human eye could barely register see things that are there because of Cameron’s attention to detail. It was so real. The aliens were fantastic and looked great. The planet itself was beautifully done and how everything worked done to the foliage was perfection. Back to plot, don’t go see it looking for a great story. I could tell who was going to kick it twenty minutes in.

As for the acting and writing, Mr. Cameron should have gone for a better writer. The acting was good. Sam Worthington did what he could with the material given as did the other actors.

In closing, I thought the movie was confusing. I can understand the most trippy time-travel plot, but I cannot for the life of me, figure out who was on whose side. I believe it was because the movie was 3 – hours long. The whole thing kind of meshed together in my brain.

A-

Avatar is rated PG-13

Sources

Wikipedia

IMDB