Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Clash of the Titans

This is a bit "off-blog" but who's there to care?


Normally I don't watch movies, because they just don't make them like they used to.
I would probably list 'The Running Man', 'Batman and Robin', 'Conan the Barbarian', 'Eraser', 'End of Days', 'Kindergarten Cop' and 'Twins' to be my favourite movies of all time.

But because it was flatmate K's birthday and he really wanted to see Clash of the Titans I felt obliged to go and see it with him. [Flatmate K often dresses up as Zeus and makes us other house members build statues of him out of play-doh. (now that I got him a ninja costume for his B-day he's got more roles in his dressing up repertoire)]

Clash of the Titans was not only astounding in it's acting and dialogue but it was also in 3D. It's a great thing to witness superb acting combined with new technology. It makes me wonder why people even bother with relics like theatre anymore. It's films like CotT and 'Tron Legacy' that will ultimately cause the death of boring "culture" like opera and art galleries. But this is only a good thing. I mean why look at a 2D painting when you could be watching 3D robots and 3D men in 3D neon jumpsuits throwing 3D neon frisbees.

Clash of the Titans had it all and was certainly a return to the good old days of cinema. The ending credits rolled in under two hours after the film had started, but I was so exhilarated by the experience that it only felt like I'd just sat down.
What I want from films I see is a love story, and without spoiling the movie I thought it was great that the film-makers decided to resurrect the main-man Parsey's love-of-his-life Aye-o at the end. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy as I left the cinema. The Rock was really good in it too, when he taught Parsey to sword-fight.

Later someone told me that in real life Parsey didn't actually get off with Aye-O and really he got off with the woman who was meant to be fed to the sea-monster.
But I think the film-makers got it right this time because Aye-O was a lot fitter than Andromeder and if I was Parsey I would have done the same thing.

I'm glad films like this are being made again because I really feel that they teach young kids about morals and history and swordfighting and religion.

I'll give it a 9/10
It would have 10/10 if it had had Arnold Schwarzennegger in it instead of the rock.

1 comment:

  1. I think the only people waiting for Tron are middle aged men who never grew out of their sci-fi phase after original Tron and over zealous/loser Daft Punk fans. So, I'll let you know if it's any good!


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