I don't really know what movie this was, but it surely wasn't Clash of the Titans. It was nothing like the original, which I could have dealt with if the movie was good. But it wasn't. The battle scenes were pretty nice (thought the Medusa one was better in the original version, cheesey stop-motion model animation and all) but the plot line was cliche, contrived, didn't make much sense and pretty dull. It's really disappointing after that fantastic trailer.

I donno. I guess they thought the first movie was too linear, didn't have enough lame ass belabored back story about people losing faith in the Gods and no one liking Perseus or some shit. Not that I'm a huge fan of the original or anything. This version was just so fucking contrived and dull it made me love the old version in comparison.

Though I gotta say, those Jin people were cool. I'd totally watch a movie about them. The characters were fun when they weren't going on about believing/not-believing in the Gods. Subtle as a brick, this movie was. Not that I expect an action movie to be subtle. Still, it was a bit much. It was also a very pretty movie. At least the kraken didn't look like a Kaiju monster this time...

One day I'm going to write a screen play where Hades ISN'T the Christian devil. Fucking hell.

In conclusion, don't waste your time with this movie. Just watch the trailer a few more times and fill in your own dots.
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From: [identity profile] yami-chan.livejournal.com


Yup, I was really excited for this movie. It sucks when this happens.

From: [identity profile] terrykun.livejournal.com


Man... bad year at the movies for Hades.

Bad portrayals, bad clothes, and his wife's transformed into a satyr-fondling shrew.

From: [identity profile] yami-chan.livejournal.com


Yeah Persephone's portrayal was weird. But I guessed after being kidnapped, raped and forced to live with his rapist for 6 mons, can drive you a bit crazy.

Still poor Hades *hugs him*

From: [identity profile] so-severus.livejournal.com


oh no
thanks for letting me know

* puts money back in pocket *

From: [identity profile] yami-chan.livejournal.com


I know. The trailer looked so good. I was so excited about this movie! =/
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my co-worker and I were talking about the suckiness of this movie today at work...I felt like re-watching the original to make sure my memory of it being good wasn't faulty. I thought if they had stuck to the original plotline with updated special effects it would have worked out....

From: [identity profile] yami-chan.livejournal.com


Agreed. We did not need this belabored and cliched plot. =/ It sucks, I was really looking forward to this movie.
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I need to stop looking forward to movies, I swear every time I get my hopes up they are cruelly dashed! With the exception of Star Trek and the Dark Knight.
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