April 8th, 2010

Peter Jackson directing

I think I know what bugs me most about the new "Clash of the Titans"...

The original Clash of the Titans was made for people who like fantasy. The new version seems to have been made for people who like war films. (You can probably guess which group I'm in.) It looks like a war film. As I mentioned in my previous post, Sam Worthington's still got his jarhead buzzcut from Avatar. And then there's all the rough, tough fighting in far-flung, filthy, grimy places (including deserts! Apparently Perseus and his men had to travel from Greece through the Middle East to get to the Underworld? What, it's in Pakistan?)

Also, I'm hearing from people who've seen CotT in 3-D that you shouldn't waste your money; if you're going to see it, see it in 2-D instead. Fortunately, I did. And I can understand why: I read that the director filmed it in 2-D, not knowing until he was done that the studio wanted it in 3-D. So they had to digitally rejigger the finished film to make it 3-D.