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Friday, April 2, 2010

Clash of the Titans is Totally D&D!

Just got back from watching Clash of the Titans (3D). Wow. First of all, it was my first 3D movie, loved it, wasn't too in-your-face either. The movie itself was very good. It was similar to the first, but different in a good way. I won't spoil it for you.
Now when I say it was totally D&D what I should say is D&D is totally Greek mythology or Beowulf or Dante's Inferno. Protagonist vs their environment vs Monsters. Let's not forget beautiful maidens and vengeful and petty gods. The only thing that would make it better would be Dwarves. Come to think of it, aren't they getting ready to start filming the Hobbit......


  1. I just returned from seeing the movie myself. Also my first 3d movie. Honestly, the first movie was way better. I REALLY wanted this movie to be better than the first. There are highlights, but the 3d stuff wasn't among them.

  2. I didn't like it at all, perhaps I'm spoiled and picky? All the different character accents clashed to roughly, and the 3D was not nearly as good seeing as the movie was filmed in 2D and the effects added later (the foreground was pushed forward. Def a fan of the first flick, Ray Harryhausen is the man...

  3. Well, I saw it opening night with some LRPGSWers and we all thought it was either 1) a laughable travesty, or 2) an unlaughable travesty. I was on the unlaughable side. I felt throughout the entire movie that I was slogging through a wilderness of mud and molasses. What the hell was up with the "We will defeat the Gods" thing? Way over played. And the Gods need humans for their immortality... um WTF? This thing had more holes in it than my socks (which is a LOT). There is no way this movie scored more than a 1. It was horrible to watch, and even more horrible to contemplate afterwards. I had to get roaring drunk to try and wipe it from my memory... it sucked.

    But of course... what can I say? I'm an LRPGSWer and we just don't take kindly to Hollywood's hideous renditions of the classics.

  4. I will watch this movie, but not in 3D. I will also go into it knowing that several people are disappointed with it. With that, I will not expect much, and then see if I'm surprised.


  5. I went to see the film in 2D with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. Suspending my nitpickiness over Hades as a villain, rushed scenes, shaky/flaky exposition, etc., it was still FUN. And yes, it was very much a D&D adventure, which made me like it all the more. It had the feel of the Illiad or Beowulf, reinterpreted through the lens of Hollywood and D&D. Secondary and tertiary characters, while often not fleshed out, were fun and entertaining. The djinn, and the Ranger duo, and the brooding fighter, and the rest were fun fun fun. Some of the acting was good, some cheesier than the original, and some felt like the actors came out of a Hercules or Xena TV show (not good, but hokey and fun). It's worth seeing, but don't expect it to be the best Greek action-fantasy movie ever. It's an undisguised FX action-quest flick with cheesiness. I recommend not seeing it in 3D as I cannot fathom how it would look good after seeing it in 2D.

  6. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who enjoyed the movie. Was it high drama? Hell no. Was it freakin' fun? Hell yes.


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