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Massawyrm butts heads with CLASH OF THE TITANS!!

Hola all. Massawyrm here. CLASH OF THE TITANS is a film that will no doubt cause countless discussions, few of them, sadly, about how good the actual film may be. It is a film that, in and of itself, is almost hard to review. Buried so deeply beneath a wealth of other problems, by the time you get around to taking in the ideas of the narrative, you are exhausted from all the other issues crushing it. Above all, this stands as THE defining moment we watched 3-D actually destroy a film and stand testament to the terrible, terrible idea of adding it in post-production. It is an effect so bad that it is all most of us can talk about. I know half a dozen critics who watched half of the film blurry rather than subject themselves to the torment of this bastardized hack job of a 3-D render; the rest of us suffered in silence, occasionally checking out the shot composition by lowering our glasses for a moment, repeatedly. How bad is it? See it in 2-D if at all possible. Do not, under any circumstances, watch the 3-D version of this film. 3-D is at a very tenuous point in its existence. Personally, I’m not a fan. When shot with 3-D in mind, it can be incredible, as in the case of Avatar. But then there are films like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, in which I simply shrug the experience off. After all, there isn’t a single shot in HTTYD that does a thing better – or even close – to what they did a few years ago in BEOWULF. That dragon flying scene at the end? Mind-blowingly good in 3-D. But a cartoonish dragon and his dork rider? Wasn’t worth mentioning. 3-D. Not in 3-D. It’s a solid movie either way, and one in which the film carries it, not the 3-D. But CLASH OF THE TITANS is a horse of a different color. It was not shot to be in 3-D. The decision to present it that way was made after the fact. The production designers decorated the set as if it were in 2-D. Cinematographer Peter Menzies Jr. framed his beautiful shots as if they would be presented in 2 glorious dimensions. And director Leterrier put everyone in front of the camera in positions to best compliment the work of his incredible team. The film looks awesome. Their view of ancient Greece is fresh, stunning and should be a pleasure to look at. But someone came along and decided that what would be best is if all that background stuff was pushed back and whatever character was the center of attention at the moment needed to be brought out to the forefront. After all, with all that 3-D AVATAR money out there, how could you go wrong? How about hair that floats mysteriously behind its subject, as if there was someone with near identical hair standing behind them? How about trees that wobble in place as the camera moves and the rendering computer tries to figure out what the fuck to do with it, or flat ground that appears convex as it mysteriously slopes up on all sides towards our sitting subjects? How about editing that breaks the PRINCIPAL RULE OF 3-D EDITING? As I understand it, the main thing one needs to consider while editing in 3-D is that no single shot can be shorter than 2 seconds. Any shorter than that and the brain doesn’t have time to adjust to the new 3-D surroundings and cannot properly process the information, leaving you confused and a little off balance if you cut away too soon. One of the great things about AVATAR is that they went into the movie understanding this. You can have fast moving action, but it needs to be in sustained shots. Think back on the most stunning shots of that movie – they are fluid, but not rapidly edited. Instead they are more classically edited. Now imagine if those action sequences were directed by Paul Greengrass in full on BOURNE SUPREMACY-mode and you begin to get an idea of what watching action sequences in CLASH is like. There is a real, honest to god reason people like Michael Bay are resistant to 3-D – because it changes the way you are allowed to make movies. You have to frame them differently; color them differently; edit them differently. You cannot just take any old film and add 3-D to it, just like you can’t take any old Black & White film and colorize it. But that’s exactly what they did here. And it positively destroyed the fucking film. To add insult to injury, they didn’t even color correct it to account for the sunglass-effect of the polarized lenses, making the experience very much like…watching a movie while wearing sunglasses. BRILLIANT! So how was the film itself? It’s alright. The story has some serious issues, but the action is fun and the production design is exquisite. Harry and I differ greatly on the look of the film. He’s a big Harryhausen nut (much moreso than I) and thus has a hard time separating himself from the original designs. As a hardcore fantasy/Dungeons & Dragons nut, I loved seeing a gritty, but truly mythical Greece under attack, in which our heroes are practically tripping over monsters. From the scorpions, to the harpies to the Kraken on down, I loved the various designs of every creature that showed their ugly face in this thing. It has its own look and feel unlike anything else, and never feel like it is aping some else’s vision of Mythic Greece. But it’s not CLASH OF THE TITANS. And it certainly isn’t close to the original myths. Look, I can give it some leeway when it comes to the mythology. The original CLASH was a terrible sinner in that department as well. Perseus was never the rider of Pegasus; Bellerophon was. But Bellerophon’s story isn’t remotely cinematic. He ends up believing he is worthy to live with the gods, flies Pegasus up to the heavens and Zeus knocks him off to plummet to his death. Not exactly the stuff of cinematic legend; not that Perseus’s is really much better – textually that is. So I can forgive the liberties taken in constructing the story of Perseus and the merging of mythos. BUT, there are some key elements you need to get right in order to tell the story properly. And that’s everything they get wrong here. This shouldn’t have been a remake of the original CLASH OF THE TITANS, because it is clear that they didn’t want to tell that story; they simply wanted to reuse the name and the imagery. The original CLASH is a love story, an adventure about a boy, born of a god and a mortal, who sets out to find his destiny only to find it in the eyes of the world’s most beautiful woman. So he sets out to win the heart and hand of that woman by going on one of the greatest adventure’s ever embarked upon. He must, when all is said and done, kill a fellow demi-god, behead a Gorgon and slay the Kraken – all in the name of love. This version of CLASH, on the other hand, is not at all about love. It’s the story of a boy who is very angry at his dad. After watching his loving adopted father killed by his real dad’s evil brother, he sets out to murder the gods – which tangentially causes him to want to save Andromeda – but not because he likes her. Instead, killing the Gorgon will weaken Hades and allow Perseus to kill him personally. What follows is a series of action sequences in which Sam Worthington (playing Jake Sully without the wheelchair) runs around bitching about his dad and refusing the gifts and favors of the gods while everyone around him (essentially substitute Argonauts) are killed off brutally while begging him to stop being such a whiny bitch and just accept their help. Ultimately, this is where the movie suffers its biggest folly. It is about a man who is half god denying the advantage of birth to be a man; but ends up every bit as petty and self-centered as the gods themselves. Of course, that is not the film’s intent; it is all rock and roll and rock-the-fuck-on-with-your-bad-self-Perseus and it isn’t even remotely self-aware enough to realize that they’ve created such an apt and potentially tragic character. They’re more interested in rewarding the common man for plunking down $15 to see a story about how a demi-god wishes he were more like you. It’s an interesting take, sure; but not a good story. All of the pathos and romance gets tossed out for anger, while all the adventure is replaced by bitterness. The result is a grim, gritty, dark story without the high sense of adventure that people want from an epic fantasy film that, at the same time, doesn’t have enough character development to make all that grim, gritty, fantasy work on its own. What do I love? Everything in Olympus. Liam Neeson is great as Zeus. I absolutely love that Ralph Fiennes is not only a great Hades, but that he actually looks like Neeson’s brother. Never before have I seen a version of Olympus in which the three brothers actually look like…brothers. It’s a nice touch in a brilliantly conceived Olympus that feels absolutely fucking mythical. I’ve never seen Mt. Olympus portrayed in such a wonderfully convincing way. The gods are truly beautiful; the architecture is evocative and the center of the god’s main hall is just plain incredible. I think Gemma Atherton is mesmerizing as Io, a character that sadly doesn’t belong in this film; while Alexa Davalos does her damnedest to leave her mark on the screen as Andromeda in a film that doesn’t give two flying rat shits about Andromeda. In fact, I feel that everyone in this film is perfectly cast except for Worthington himself, who would have been really great as any number of Greek heroes not named Perseus. Seriously, had this plot been centered around a demi-god hero at the end of the mythic age on a quest to sever the link between Olympus and Earth – thus bringing about an end to the era of the gods - a lot of this could have worked. But by trying to take the elements of a classic adventure film, the title of said classic adventure film and characters associated with high adventure, then sloppily shoehorning it all into this kind of story, well, everything ends up lost in translation in a very pretty, but ultimately hollow film.
Until next time friends, Massawyrm
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  • March 31, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I'm seeing this, eventually

    by SoylentMean

    But not in 3D!

  • March 31, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    GOOD, MASSAWYRM DO NOT LIKE THIS!!! YES!!!!

    by gruemanlives

    This means it will probably be a good movie. He's like Gene Shalit, any movie he hates usually turns out being pretty good, and vice versa.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I hope this kills adding 3D in post production

    by SoylentMean

    Also, the price increases are horrendous. I'm betting that what will end up happening is studios will do 3D converts of their films for the DVD/Blu-Ray releases once everybody has 3D capable tvs. It'll be like a special feature. <P> I'm all for watching a 3D movie if that was the initial intent all along. Avatar was great in terms of visuals. Alice in Wonderland was atrocious. <P> People are wising up to the gimmick.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I'll probably love this movie

    by SoylentMean

    Massa is definitely a litmus test for me. If he likes a film, I usually don't and vicey versey.<P> I still love that he called the bullshit of making us wait for them to "convert" this film to 3D, only to have it not accentuate the experience.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Dang...

    by Philvis

    I was pissed about this movie for the longest while considering Clash of the Titans was one of my favorite movies. After watching commercial after commercial, I started warming to the idea of it. Now reading this review, I am not so sure anymore. I'm definitely on the fence with seeing this at the theater now.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't have been remade in the first place

    by Denty420

    and by Massa's account, this film has none of the heart that the original had.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I will just play God of War 3

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Seems better than this movie anyway.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure if Leterrier has the chops..

    by Righteous Brother

    to be a great director, although I haven't seen Danny the Dog - I hope the bad reviews this Clash is getting, means he won't get the Avengers gig.

  • March 31, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Thanks Massawyrm!

    by Spyhunter

    For a while there, I was upset that my local Tinseltown was only showing HTTYD in 3D this weekend, not Clash of the Titans. Makes me feel better about watching the 2D version!

  • March 31, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Worthington is worthless. ZING!

    by jimmay

    But seriously, he's a slab of animated meat-no charisma, talent, or judging by his perpetually vacant expression-soul.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    God Of War 3 killed my anticipation for CLASH

    by Darkartist

    Regardless of how you feel about that game, it contains the single greatest depiction of a war between the Gods ever created. Anyone who has ever studied mythology has imagined what the clash between the Titans and the Olympians might have looked like and nothing in my mind came close to the apocalyptic warfare Santa Monica Studios unleashed in GOW3. In comparison, Clash Of The Titans looks weak as hell. And it has Sam Worthless-ton (when is that mannequin-masquarading-as-a-man gonna go away?)

  • March 31, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Enough with the 3D

    by Beezbo

    I actually only enjoy 3D when it is knowingly gimicky (remember some of those silly 3D movies in the 80's where the characters are always sticking pool cues and such in your face - that was fun!) A 2D movie costs $15 to see in NYC now (there are NO matinee prices, 3D is extra). I don't see many movies in the theater anymore, and when I Netflix new releases, I can't help but think, "They wanted me to pay $15 to see THAT?" $15 for "Iron Man 2" in glorious 2D? No problem. But do you really expect me to see "Saw VII" or any of the dozens of other 3D messes coming our way for $18? Not gonna happen.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Good review

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I haven't seen it yet, but this is a well crafted piece. I like good writing and Massawyrm, this is it. It's coherant and tells us exactly what we want to know about the film.</p><p>Now I'm torn because I was planning on seeing this in 3D. The problems you describe sound really fucked up. I have to admit I'm actually pretty curious to see how this plays out, but I really want to be able to get sucked into the movie and not be constantly distracted by crappy 3D effects. From what I understand the 3D render was rushed over the last few weeks so I guess several things didn't work out like they were supposed to. I had just assumed the 3D would look like the semi-weird multiple flat plains we have seen in other post-production fare like Superman Returns and Harry Potter. Although a bit artificial, they looked pretty cool. But I don't want to take a date to something that's going to screw with her eyes because it was poorly conceived.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Nice analysis

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I think I'll pass. I too am too familiar with the 1981 version, which I enjoyed. This didn't need to be remade.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the warning, Massa.

    by Squashua

    Can't stop my wife who LOVES original Clash from forcing us to see this, but I can stop us from seeing it (or rather, NOT seeing it) in 3D. Saved me $4 at least.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a few things were jacked from God Of War

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • March 31, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Well, considering I took my 3-D glasses off for AVATAR

    by YackBacker

    I'm definitely not going to give this a 3-D whirl. 3-D is shit, Hollywood.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Saw this last night as well

    by NxPierdo

    Agreed w/ massawyrm - olympus is fantastic. Pay attention to the floor they stand on if it doesn't jump out at you initially. The 3D effects weren't mind blowing - and I did find myself lowering my glasses to see what the film was like without them. Titans was entertaining but not something I'm going to watch on repeat. I did appreciate the Bubo the Owl cameo. Overall Sam W. felt a bit generic - Neeson and Fienes do a marvelous job.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    everyone in this film is perfectly cast except for Worthington

    by V'Shael

    I think that's the truest thing said on this site in ages.<br /><br />And a brilliant dissection of why 3D in the hands of studio execs (instead of artists) is a fucking disaster.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Dude, You said it

    by Gumbo1

    When you have to change your storytelling to accomodate 3D that's just sad. 3D is just another shiney wrapper.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    A Snore Is Born: The Sam Worthington Story

    by Darkartist

    A Guide To Breezing Through A Hollywood Career Without A Pulse. Foreword by Jennifer Aniston

  • March 31, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    As a guy who does 3D conversions for a living

    by JediChris1138

    I can tell you that any company that says they can do a GOOD JOB in TEN WEEKS is completely full of it. A lot of Alice in Wonderland was shot in 2D and converted... and a lot of people thought those shots were the BEST IN THE DAMN MOVIE. Otherwise, I agree with you.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    As a guy who does 3D conversions for a living

    by JediChris1138

    I can tell you that any company that says they can do a GOOD JOB in TEN WEEKS is completely full of it. A lot of Alice in Wonderland was shot in 2D and converted... and a lot of people thought those shots were the BEST IN THE DAMN MOVIE. Otherwise, I agree with you.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Letterier on Avengers?

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Eh, he wouldn't be the worst choice. The Hulk was actually pretty good.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    15$ for a 2D showing? daaaamn.

    by Bouncy X

    its only 10$ over here. it did go up to around 15 for a while a few years ago but they noticed attendance dropped dramatically so they brought it back to 10. as for this movie, i was planning on seeing it 2D anyway so this works out well.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    TITANS 3D

    by Merrick

    <P>I'd like to second Massa's assertion about the poor 3D in this film. <P>The 3D conversion for this movie is a game changingly poor, ruinous effort that damn near made me walk out of the screening (that possibility was actually discussed). <P>I'd even go so far as to say THIS FILM SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN THIS CONDITION. The 3D is so fucked up & distracting that it's nearly impossible to fairly evaluate the movie when seeing it in this format. <P>If you see CLASH, do yourself a huge favor and don't see it in 3D. Don't reward the mistreatment of this film by pumping money towards the format whose haphazard deployment hurts the movie so. <P>A week or so ago, Michael Bay was loudly questioning whether the 3D conversion process was workable/up-to-snuff/reliable - hence his wariness to use it on TRANSFORMERS 3 and whatnot. His apprehensions have proven prophetic for poor CLASH. <P>TITANS is a textbook case for why 3D in general should NOT be overused or hurriedly applied. By using 3D, Hollywood's trying to *help* get people into theaters - but using it sloppily will only hurt their films and drive viewers further away.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Massa...

    by CREG

    I think you would have liked it a bit more if you had seen it in 2D. Half of your review was just focused on a presentation option and not the film itself. Maybe give it a second shot in 2D after the bad taste of the 3D is out of your brain. I was disappointed with LOTR:FOTR but that was after working all day and watching it as a midnight screener. Since then it is now in my top 5 of all time. I doubt Clash will achieve that but anywho - I think you may like it a tad more in a more natural format.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    NO BUBO THE OWL...THEN F**K THIS MOVIE!!

    by Redfive!

    Medusa looks so fake too.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Titans will kill off Cameron's dream

    by umbral_shadow_

    This is exactly what I thought would happen. Retro fitted 3D films will suck badly and you're going to see a HUGE backlash against 3D now. Avatar gave birth to the 3D baby. Titans has just drowned it in the kitchen sink.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Interesting. I had zero interest in 3-D until I saw AVATAR...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...loved the 3-D in AVATAR, but you knew right away that anything less would suck...right back to the old HARRY POTTER twenty minute "PLEASE PUT YOUR 3-D GLASSES ON NOW" failures.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    ...and even with AVATAR level 3-D, I'm not 100%...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sold on live action in 3-D. All the animated stuff on Pandora worked perfectly...the live action human shots a little less so.<P> Almost makes me wonder if 3-D shouldn't remain an animation device.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    ...the real game changer will be the first great 3-D console...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...game married to your 3-D TV at home...I predict games are the real future of 3-D.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Interesting point, Flick re: gaming

    by YackBacker

    If that sentiment shakes out, then I see a massively poor market for 3-D TVs- are there enough gamers out there to sustain such an expensive TV device?

  • March 31, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    No reason for this to be in 3-D...

    by Jobacca

    Except that the studio got greedy. Theres going to be a LOT of pissed off people who dont read these reviews who shell out a LOT of cash to watch this in 3D. Warners may damn well have killed the 3D revoloution before it got started....

  • March 31, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    YACKBACK, ARE YOU 90 YEARS OLD OR DO YOU LIVE IN A CAVE?

    by gruemanlives

    HAVE YOU AT LEAST PLAYED INTELLIVISION?

  • March 31, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    THE CUSS YOU SAY!

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously, Dragon was shot in TRU-3D for fuck's sake. Unlike Avatar, it's actually visually awe inspiring and has 3D that makes fucking Beowulf look fucking quaint. Your opinion on this alone makes you an epic level doofus for this week. You will only get over this ranking next week if you stop stating goofy fuckin things.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Want something truly epic?

    by Bulvai

    Skip this, and buy God of War III.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    "Do not see the 3-D version"

    by Joenathan

    Yeah, duh, no shit, buddy. What, is it obvious day at Camp Stupid already?

  • March 31, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    3D will remain a niche market

    by umbral_shadow_

    It will go back to being used in animations. Live action 3D films are going to die a swift death.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Article in The Star about the 3D wizard

    by batphantom

    http://bit.ly/9uz24e He sounds oddly standoffish about the entire process. They report that it only cost $5 mil to convert the film, sounds like it shows. Sadly, he's working on the conversion of Harry Potter as well, so expect similar results there. I hope the public at large complains about the 3D in Clash so the studios back away from half-assed 3D conversions.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    3D sucks.

    by grendel69

    It sucks, it sucks, it sucks.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    interesting article in wired about home 3-D

    by soup74

    basically sony invested a shit-ton making sure they would win the hi-def wars with blu-ray. now blu-ray is the only format that can show hi-def 3-D giving them a monopoly at the beginning if home 3-D takes off with the public. The thing that they're really hoping will be the killer app though, is 3-D gaming. i guess they have a wipeout 3-D that is incredible. anyway, there is going to be a PS3 update in the summer that will allow the PS3 to play 3-D games on 3-D TVs. it will be interesting to see how that gamble works out. (personally im pretty excited to play some 3-D games, but wonder if the novelty will wear off soon.)

  • March 31, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    i am seeing this at the weekend along with Dragon

    by filmcoyote

    And i'm watching 2D versions of both because i'm not willing to pay the extra rip-off money. Though, have to say i wouldn't even watch a free 3D version of Clash. It looks fun, but no need to 3D it. I could happily live without ever seeing another 3D film. But then i've seen a tonne of them since 2004 so i'm very over 3D.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    GRUEMANLIVES, ARE YOU A COOL 15 YEAR-OLD?

    by YackBacker

    Because I'm not. Why are we shouting?

  • March 31, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Just make GOD OF WAR TRILOGY!

    by SonOfTorah

    With vin deisel as kratos, obviously. And enough of the 2d to 3d conversions, dammit. God Of War 3 is fucking incredible, btw.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Hooray! I hope audiences wise up to 3D conversion!

    by D.Vader

    Especially shitty, done quickly for a buck 3D conversion! If you didn't plan for it to be 3D and you rush it out in 3D bc you think you'll make more money that way... then fuck you, I hope the audiences see through your game and say "no thanks". I know I will.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I loved HTTYD in 3D

    by blackwood

    Never distracting and appropriately immersive. I also think HTTYD would not suffer without it, being awesome on its own merits, but it was great.<p>I have been looking forward to this film for a while, and I will absolutely not see it in 3D. Thanks for the heads up.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    MASSA, What about Medusa and the Ferryman?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Interested in your thoughts on those scenes, man.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    KILLING Medusa weakens Hades so HE can kill him personally?

    by D.Vader

    Well that's the dumbest fucking thing I've read about this movie yet. Sheeeeeee-it, I used to be excited for this, but that's a TERRIBLE plot point. I had almost forgotten that Hades has "stolen Perseus' family". That pissed me off when I read it months ago. This just makes it worse.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Loved the original

    by NightArrows

    But it IS a shitty, cheesy film. I love it for the nostalgia, and for individual chunks of the film. It was RIPE for a remake/re-imagining as it should in no way be considered to be on holy ground as far as film goes. Will not be seeing it in 3D because quite frankly, that format sucks. It was interesting in Avatar, that's about it.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Isn't tacked on 3-D a stop gap solution

    by Samuel Fulmer

    for movies that already went into production before Avatar came out? I would think at this point seeing how a film can turn out shot with 3-D in mind, more films would be going into production as 3-D films from the get go. Weren't Tin Tin and the new Tron shot this way?

  • March 31, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Tell your friends, everyone, spread it around on Facebook

    by D.Vader

    Don't let your friends get duped into seeing this in 3D. This film should fail at selling 3D ticket prices to send the right message to the studios.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington Suck Balls

    by MANNZILLA

    He is devoid of what makes a movie star a movie star.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Does the Krakken

    by Series7

    Look like Tim roth Hulk like it does in the trailers?

  • March 31, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's just the way it looks on the TV ads

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But the effects for the new Clash of the Titans look like the CGI equivalant of the old stop motion films (they look obviously fake and terrible looking!!)

  • March 31, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    This kind of makes me want to see this in 3-D

    by Series7

    Just to see how bad it is.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    3D is awesome

    by MyScreenplayWasRejected

    I loved it in both Avatar and Beowulf (the dragon attack at the end was worth price of admission). People that bitch about 3D, saying it is merely a gimmick, are fools. 3D is the future, but not in its current incarnation. There will be many mistakes and setbacks, but eventually just about everything will be shot in 3D. It's all about the presentation. <p><p> And basing your opinion of 3D on a movie that added 3D in Post is idiotic. All the people jumping on that bandwagon are tools. If the 3D gives you a headache, then fine, don't see it in 3D. Jesus Christ. But all the bitching is about it is hyperbolic.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    So, I should see it in 2D?

    by Hari_Seldon

    Well, that will save me some money. What you don't know is how hard it is to read 3D subtitles.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Sorry! Should I see it...

    by Hari_Seldon

    ... in 2D? My first talkback ever, in english.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    The 3D in Avatar

    by frozen01

    was not very good. Any pure CGI scene was pretty neat (although the depth of field was not right for a 3D experience), but any live-action 3d? Horrible. That scene with all the soldiers in the room getting pumped up for battle? It looked like 200 cardboard cutouts standing in front of a backdrop. Alice in Wonderland, for its 3D faults, actually did better in the live-action 3D department than Avatar did. And the aforementioned Beowulf was LEAPS better in the CGI 3D (except for the dead eye problem, which is a CGI issue, not 3D).

  • March 31, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Other than CGI crapfests

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Has the new incarnation of 3-D actually been used successfully on something good (like say a drama without blue people). Will the Straw Dogs remake have 3-D dumped on it in post perhaps????

  • March 31, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I had already decided not to see this in 3D

    by SpawnofAchilles

    This review confirms my feeling that post added 3-D is horseshit. I saw Alice in 3-D...fool me once etc. I wish Massa had seen the film in 2-D though because his opinion is sorta fucked by the fact that the shitty 3-D messed up the movie for him. How would the 2-D review read? Granted same film and he did compliment the visuals...

  • March 31, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Two potential 3-D remakes coming soon

    by Samuel Fulmer

    How about Supersonic Man and Slugs? Or better yet, why not Harry and the Hendersons?

  • March 31, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    a million reasons

    by j_difool

    this film sounds like it presents all the reasons why Hollywood sucks saggy balls these days. hurried conversions, cynical blatant money-grabbing schemes, remakes of everything, horrible scripts, inflated ticket prices, general crassness. why can't the WHOLE LOT of current studio execs be VOTED OUT of office ?! let's storm the gates! Tired of this bullshit !

  • March 31, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    furthermore

    by j_difool

    i hope this shitfest kills all 3D for good.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    who said what in the were now....huh

    by theDannerDaliel

  • March 31, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    So Massa...

    by Sin_Happens

    Can you do a review 2.0 about just the movie itself minus the 3D fuck up by the studio? You somewhat got into it towards the end but it feels like 3/4 of this review is solely about the 3D failure portion...

  • March 31, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    The 3D in Avatar was not very good?????

    by rob33

    Everything is subjective but I am amazed by that comment!! I thought the Avatar 3D was totally immersive and had depth, Pandora actually looked real...

  • March 31, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    This is a great consumer report! Thanks!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I didn't really want to see this in 3-D anyway, knowing that it wasn't shot that way, but I've got friends convinced they NEED to see it in 3-D. I'll be passing this review and Merrick's response to it along to them. When done purposefully, like in "Beowulf", "Avatar" or "My Bloody Valentine 3-D", the effect can be fun and beautiful. When done with no purpose like in "Bolt" or "Alice in Wonderland", you can be left wondering what your extra $5 was spent on. When done only to cash in on a trend in a film never intended to be shown that way, it can be a painful experience.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Saw VII

    by Series7

    I'll see that in 3-D.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    UltraTron

    by Series7

    I was all set to see A Christmas Carole in 3-D. Until I decided to take my wife to visit the A Christmas Carole train that stopped in town. We waited for like 2 hours for that fucking thing. She was so pissed at me for dragging her to it, she wouldn't even let me see the movie by myself.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    To bad. I loved the original.

    by bobbofatz

    I think they should remake the 80s classic "Frogs" in 3D.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    So does Andromeda have a naked bath scene in the remake?

    by HapaPapa72

    Probably not. Ahhh, childhood.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Saw it last night...

    by Shoegeezer

    and the 3-D is dreadful. Movie is pretty bad too, dumbass character motivation. Beautifully designed though and the creature bits (what could be made out) are fine. Pretty accurate review.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    i had a better experience watching AVATAR on a giant 2D digital

    by irc-Hollywood

    in London, than the 3D IMAX...just saying.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    rob33

    by Bouncy X

    that person did specifcy the 3D in the live action scenes sucked but was good in the CGI scenes. personally i found the whole movie had that "cardboard cutout" look to it, i always describe it as a moving viewfinder. but the Shrek 4 trailer before Avatar looked damn good and actually 3 dimensional so CGI and/or animation must just mesh better with 3D.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    this is taken from the uk premiere.. no BS..

    by emeraldboy

    Reporter: so sam what do you think of this film over the original? Sam Worthington: well the original was very good for its day. my nephew saw the original on tv and I thought we could ramp it up and do a better job.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    That's funny bc Worthington seems to HATE the original

    by D.Vader

    Based on other interviews I've read from him. I guess I could have misinterpreted.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    @yackbacker re: games and 3d TV

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    considering that the lastest generation of video game consoles single-handedly put high definition television on the map, I dont think it's a stretch to suggest that the next future-gen of video games woulddo the same for 3D televisions.<p> Before the PS3 and the Xbox 360, hi-def televisions were in 18% of households. Within 8 months of the SP3 launch, they were in 22%. Within 8 months of the xbox 360 launch (which was almost a year later), they were in over half of all homes. Today, hi-def is the ONLY think you can buy - regular televisions have completely vanished from the marketplace.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    How to Train Your Dragon was surprisingly excellent.

    by Rev. Slappy

    It didn't feel like a Dreamworks film at all. And the 3D was fantastic in it.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I saw Clash on Monday night at Capone's screening-

    by thesinofthesky

    *******SPOILER******* Massawyrm got it wrong. The only way to kill the Kraken is Medusa's head- just like the original movie. The whole weakening of Hades is something else that's covered in the opening prologue. And he's right- the 3D doesn't do the movie justice. But other then the 3D and Sam Worthington, the movie is great. The look of the film IS phenomenal, and along with the supporting cast (did you know that Mads Mikkelsen is in this? I sure as hell didn't...), it made me believe that a great "Gates of Fire" movie could be made, even though I know it will never happen because of that piece of shit "300". My biggest complaint is that the movie could've used about 30 more minutes, which would have been divided between Olympus and the fight with the Kraken. Do yourself a favor and see it in 2D, the experience will be far more enjoyable. The movie really is a shit ton of fun, and it doesn't deserve the fucking it got by the 3D conversion.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    ...I'm telling you, 3-D games + 3-D TV = the future.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 31, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    What is a 3D television?

    by Spandau Belly

    I put on my cardboard glasses watched Coraline on my regular tv the other week and it was plenty 3D. What does a 3D television do that's different?

  • March 31, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Louis Letterier film turns out to be shit

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Didn't see that one coming.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Has CGI Really Not Advanced Since The Mummy?

    by Aquatarkusman

    Didn't look like it from the trailers; I guess 3-D is the gimmick to dampen everybody's brains into submission.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES TRAILER

    by chuffsterUK

    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808411960/video/ WITH,YES, ARNIE,SLY AND WILLIS!!!!

  • March 31, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Flicka is entirely right.

    by blackwood

    Seriously. Sony has always been touting the PS3 as "future-proof" - and lo, enabling HD3D or whatever will be a firmware upgrade, nothing more. While historically porn has driven formats, games are and will do so going forward.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    expendables trailer get into it.

    by Series7

    http://bit.ly/expendables-trailer

  • March 31, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    3D IS A GIMMICK

    by Toulon

    Said it before, I'll say it again: 3D should DIE. ESPECIALLY if it's added in post. I just can't understand why everyone/studios are pushing for this to happen. Coraline and Avatar are the only films that benefitted AT ALL from having 3D... hell, with Alice in Wonderland a buddy of mine and I couldn't help but talk during the film about how BAD it looked. Colors get distorted, shadows lose depth (or get that 'black ice' thing going on), and YOU HAVE TO WEAR FUCKING GLASSES!!<p>The only thing 3D does is remind me, constantly, that I'm watching a 3D film, and I never get carried away by the story... REMEMBER THOSE!? STORIES!!? Didn't think so.<p>Maybe, MAYBE, in 50 years, when either the optical technology is good enough, or they can just beam the damn thing into my retinas, will 3D be at all interesting to me... until then, if you want to do something different with the picture, bring on the IMAX!!

  • March 31, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    War of the Gods > this piece of shit

    by TheWaqman

    I knew this film would suck horribly. It's a shame they cast someone so awesome as Mads Mikkelsen. I'd rather have seen him in War. Louis Leterrier , please fuck off. You still haven't made a good film, and your Hulk was so much worse than Lee's.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    No Bubo...no coinage for you!!!

    by Darth Macchio

    Great review Massa...<p>Now, give us the eye! We must have it!

  • March 31, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Expendables Trailer with Ahnold!!!

    by TheWaqman

    "He loves playing in dah Jungle" <p> God damn, with that and Scott Pilgrim out on the same day I'm making two trips to the theaters.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes

    by thedarklinglord

    I think that casting, more than anything, made me giddy for this project, because I've felt like those two were destined to play brothers for ages now. Of course, I'm worried that neither of them really get much screen time. Which pisses me off to no end, because Liam Neeson doesn't get nearly enough meaty roles. Hell, that's half the reason I loved Taken as much as I did, because it gave us Neeson in a leading role. Neeson has just an incredible charisma about him, as well as the ability to go from quiet calm to raging storm. Easily Hollywood's most underutilized actor.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Perfect breakdown of 3D Pitfalls

    by WhereisBillAllen

    Just wanted to say Bravo! on breaking down what a mess 3D can and will be if abused. I could just see in my mind the trash you were talking about, all this doing it in Post is a travesdy. Avatar went about it as best as humanly possibly and it still felt like it hasn't hit its stride yet.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I hate to say first...

    by chuffsterUK

    ...but regarding The Expendables trailer,I posted`FIRST`:P

  • March 31, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    3DTV

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    If anyone doesn't know how the new 3DTVs work, go to blu-ray.com and check out their new article on the Panasonic 3DTVs. Basically, they can alternate frames of different perspective. Combined with active shutter glasses that black out one or the other eye like 30 times a second so that you don't notice it, you get the same 3D effect you do in the theater. The Coraline Blu-ray and other 3D Blu-rays on the market use the severely crappy colored anaglyph glasses. 3DTVs allow for a great 3D that doesn't color the screen.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I bet all the doughnuts in the world . . .

    by oaser

    Harry loves the shit out of this movie and calls it "Cinematic Brilliance" or "A Visual Thrill-Ride". Seriously: all the doughnuts.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Well of course 3D is a gimmick...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...but don't people understand the reason it's being pushed so hard? True, theaters get to charge more for the same movie, but the real intent is that it's awfully hard to pirate a 3D movie.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Currently, there is no such thing as 3D.

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    Rather, it is SIMULATED 3D. The fucking screen is FLAT...regardless of how they mess with the film. Until R2-D2 or somesuch other device shows me some good shit in HOLOGRAPHIC format (which is 3D), count me out.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Expendables doesn't look too good

    by TheWaqman

    honestly I'm only excited because of the cast. The film itself looks like shit.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Loser Letterier botches another iconic franchise.

    by Ganymede3001

    I never liked anything I saw from this movie. L.L better stay the fuck away from the avengers.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    ...3-D predates the motion picture...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...here's an interesting New Yorker article on the history of 3-D...<P> http://tinyurl.com/yz7mbao<P> People have been dreaming of 3-D since the dawn of photography in the mid 1800s.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    3D TV.

    by Rev. Slappy

    I saw the demo model at the Sony store at the Beverly Center and it's really impressive. The glasses are the downside, but ESPN is launching a 3D network this year and the soccer footage in the demo reel I saw was pretty spectacular.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    With regards to 3D...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...they should use their fancy computers to make Judi Bowker's ass 3D. I'd pay to see that! Oh yes...

  • March 31, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Ganymede: I hope he stays away from Y: The Last Man

    by Rev. Slappy

    I was hoping Cuse/Lendelof might tackle it as a post-Lost gig

  • March 31, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this means Leterrier

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Isn't allowed anywhere near The Avengers and Y: The Last Man.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by SteveStevens

    ...who wants to see this in 3D just because it sounds so fantastically awful? I totally want to see floating hair!

  • March 31, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    All I know is that I saw Kick-Ass today...

    by wildphantom07

    ....and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! <p> Absolutely sensational. I'll see it again this weekend instead of this Clash 3D joke. Might catch a matinee in 2D next week.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    "REMEMBER THOSE!? STORIES!!?"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And just like the majority of CGI heavy films, 3-D films are nothing more than spectacle surronded by terrible acting, plotting, and direction.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Warner Bros. just announced

    by oaser

    That they're remaking "Driving Miss Daisy" -- in 3D. Jamie Foxx will play Hoke, and they're putting "old lady make up" on Jessica Simpson to play Miss Daisy. Uwe Boll is attached to direct.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Gah

    by thommcg

    Clash is only showing locally in 3D :( Thanks for the heads up, I'll await the Blu-ray.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Worthington (playing Jake Sully without the wheelchair)

    by SithMenace

    That's because that's all he does. He doesn't know how to act, he just plays himself in every film. That much was apparent just from the fact that he couldn't control his accent in Terminator.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF SUMMER IN 3D

    by BringingSexyBack

    Tom: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Yeah. Crazy, huh?" <P> *Cut to view from atop a tall precipice, then falling towards the ground*

  • March 31, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    HEY HOLLYWOOD SUCK A DICK

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 31, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    3-D = 3 Don'ts

    by lonestaricon

    1. Don't add 3D in post if the film was shot for 2D 2. Don't make a 3D film unless that effect improves the emotional impact and adds to the development of the story or characters 3. Don't jump on the 3D bandwagon because a gimmick is just a gimmick. Most people see in 3D and live in hi-def, so a 3d movie isn't really adding value or improving the movie going experience unless we see things we've never seen or puts the familiar in a whole new light.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    fucking executives

    by antonphd

    sam + 3D = and extra 100 million. no, it doesn't fuckers. and you probably just seriously hurt sam's career by pulling this stunt. way to fuck yourself and everyone else dicks.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Attention "3D is a gimmick" diaper-wetters!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    TALKIES are a gimmick. COLOR is a gimmick. IMAX is a gimmick. Stadium seating is a gimmick. Popcorn bars are a gimmick. OPnline ticket sales are a gimmick. Theaters that serve food are a gimmick. Ultrascreen is a gimmick. Digital theaters are a gimmick.</p><p>Is any of this getting through your boulder-like skulls?

  • March 31, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Fucking LEMMINGS around here

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    You just parrot back the latest catchphrase. "GIMICK! GIIIIIIMIIIIIICK!" Fucking mindless tools. *eyeroll*

  • March 31, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    3D IS IN NO WAY A GIMMICK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Avatar proved that. Done right, it enhances the theatrical experience and takes storytelling to a whole new, truly visceral level. We have James Cameron to thank for that. <P> I was looking forward to COTT but thanks to Herc, he saved me some cash. I'll wait for this on Netflix.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    DID ANYONE NOTICE THEY USED A SAMSUNG MOMENT

    by BringingSexyBack

    in the Sprint 4G commercial? That's pretty fucking misleading considering it's not a 4G phone. I called customer service and they don't know shit about shit. And forget going to the store they know even less. Anyway, can't wait until the HTC Evo drops. That's a sweet piece of hardware.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    The failure is hilarious

    by Star Hump

    Geuinely amusing. All the hard work that went into this horrid fucking remake - the "story", the 3D post production bullshit - it all adds up to FUCKING JUNK because none of these studio fucks have any idea what they are doing. It's a truly joyful thing to behold. Those incomptent assholes deserve everything they get and let's hope what they get this time around is a giant cinematic FLOP.<p> Pity about Neeson and Fiennes though. 2 fine actors that deserve better than this. And too bad also for the creative guys involved with the set and character design. Sounds like they're some truly talented folks as well. What a waste.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I hate to say this but...

    by AsimovLives

    ... i suspect that Massa might be right on the money about this movie. Hell, it might be even worst then he says.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    3D,VD!

    by Stalkeye

    It amy not be a gimmick, but with hollywood putting out any piece of shit film and "justifying' movie costs because it's 3D, will eventually disuade the somewhat jaded public from singing the format's praises. right now, it's a fad within 2 years it will go the way of the Laserdisc...<p>..not sure how well 3D porn will translate well on the screen.*Imagine a 50 inch squirting vag in your face.*

  • March 31, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    So Many Stories Out of Hollywood these Days...

    by _Maltheus_

    ...are about special people who wish they were normal. I think it speaks to the psychology of a "creative" class who only have their jobs because of who they know. I was going to see this (in 2D), but it doesn't sound like it's worth it. I'll wait for the rental.<br /><br />AICN Power Mod - Enhance You AICN Experience<br />http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/72709

  • March 31, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    3D kicked ass in Beowulf and Avatar

    by Rupee88

    Just like Massa says...there's no way I would see this in 3D or Alice in Wonderland or anything else not shot in 3D, except for all CGI movies like Toy Story where they can convert it properly.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I hated the 3D in BEOWULF

    by AsimovLives

    I hated the wholwe movie, period. A pile of stupidity passing as profound, and people acting as today new age californians pretending to be early middle age vikings. And the 3D was in tune with the general stupidity of that movie. I didn't knew if to laugh or cry at the ways Zemeckis kept poking stuff in the direction of the audiences to awe us with his 3D bullshit! Most amateurish use of 3D i ever seen in my life. Fuck Beowulf and the director who made it.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    _Maltheus_

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Why would anyone use an unknown script that not even the supposed writer of said script don't use?

  • March 31, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Yea I agree with Asimov on Beowulf

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    But 3D sucks. Yea Avatar was great, but the 3D was subtle in that and was not even missed when I saw it in 2D

  • March 31, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    who knew 3D was meant to do so much?

    by Bouncy X

    apparently it "enhances the theatrical experience and takes storytelling to a whole new, truly visceral level". in my theater it just made things stick out of the screen, movie woulda been just as good in 2D and less distracting.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    games and movies

    by redkamel

    There is no way this is better than GOWIII. Just read the wikipedia on it, or any of the three movies. Hell of a lot more interesting, detailed, correct, followable and with sympathetic characters (if you play the game) than anything thats come out in the theater. Same with MGS3.<p> Now if only hollwood learns to do a video game adaptation without destroying the best parts of it....maybe it will the next thing they discover after comic books. The creature designs and the Hall of the Flam were amazing in that game. My jaw dropped.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    SHIT NOW I REALLY WANT A PS3

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 31, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Wow! When did Massa become a bitching nitpicker?

    by HotMexicanWife

    Lost all faith in you as a reviewer. Did you have an off day or something?

  • March 31, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    This shit is going to be STUPID!

    by AzulTool

    Just like every other half-assed remake.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    re: Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    by _Maltheus_

    Ummm, I'm the writer and I never told anyone not to use it. I suppose the type of person who would use it is someone who can read and see for themselves that there's nothing wrong with it before installing. It's hardly cryptic and it's already had a number of eyes on it. Just trying to give back something to a site I've been posting to since the 90s. Not trying to force anything on anyone.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    DONT LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW,The film is cool-what are you talking

    by giselerocks

    I was at the press event,it's fine,a 8/10 movie,Ok so it's not a mega love story,puulleeasse if that matters? Audiences and it's male demographic are going to see creatures and escapism NOT A SISSY LOVE STORY,the 3d was ok,DONT LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW-The medusa scene is out there,pegasus is gorgeous to watch,mads michelson is badass,a great effort from louis letteri.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    GOW3 is the only reason I bought a PS3.

    by Ganymede3001

    And well worth the investment.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Forget the 3D problems...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...I'll get around to 3D films in about 10-15 years when maybe it becomes an optional, workable tool. Unless of course another Avatar happens.<p> But the piss-poor story and plot as stated in this review has me bummed out. Sounds weak. "All rock and and roll with you bad-self Perseus"? Aw, fuck man...why not just pump some Nu-Metal into the soundtrack and go for broke.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    _Maltheus_

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    You missed the point. Lemme spell it out. You - the writer, are not even using the script that you are pimping (putting it in multiple TBs). Which leaves a credibility issue.<p> In this day an age when all types of malicious freeware is out there, do youse expect people to just take your word for a script that you are not even using?

  • March 31, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I'm glad BUBO THE OWL had the good sense to stay far away

    by Stabby

    from this project. Fans of Bubo can catch his work later this year in Legend of the Guardians.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    3D is great for games, sucks at movies

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    I loved Avatar, but it did not need 3D at all. Just a gimmick

  • March 31, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    OH AND THE SCORE IS FUCKING GREAT

    by giselerocks

    If you liked the score for IRON MAN,you will love this,lots of bass and guitar,has a contempoary angle.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    And RE: "3D is a gimmick"

    by DoctorWho?

    it's not a gimmick douche bags. As Massa rightly stated, it is in it's infancy. 3D is here to stay... albeit in a 'gimmicky' way for now. It will be refined so much over the next century and film makers will be creating visual compositions that we may even be critiquing much the way paintings used to be. The visual potential here is amazing.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This movie is the great

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I love part which have Medusa fight. It great and spectacularz. Scene with buff bald men rock hard. 3-D blew...me out of seat while I talked on my cell phone to people me know.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    fuc this review,I'm seeing it on friday with 8 of my mates from

    by giselerocks

  • March 31, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    So Massawyrm, is the movie badass or not?

    by Royston Lodge

    That's all I really care about. I don't care if it's true to the original movie or if it's true to the actual greek mythology.<p> All I care about is if the flick kicks ass.<p> Death, destruction, really wild things!<p> Does the movie deliver, or not?

  • March 31, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    3-D is in it's infancy....huh???

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I guess so if you consider something that's been around for many decades. I guess really we can say Cinema is in it's infancy since it's only been around for 115 years.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    BASS IS A GIMMICK

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm a treble man myself.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    3D has been around since the fuckin 50's

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    That is a long fuckin infancy.<p> it's a fuckin gimmick. <p> Wake me when holography works. <p> 3D will take off with gamers but it sucks watching a movie wearing goggles it sucks watching TV wearing goggles. <p> It's a fucking old gimmick

  • March 31, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    ANY WORD ON "YOUR HIGHNESS" BEING 3D?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 31, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack: I prefer haddock or cod.

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 31, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    NO MENTION OF SAM WORTHINGTON?

    by Dharma4

    AT all? C'mon, Massa, gimme something Worthington related: was he good? Was his performance sturdy? or is the absence of even mentioning the main actor's name my clue?

  • March 31, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    HEY KOBE MY MAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Mo'adim leSimh!

  • March 31, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    STEREO IS A GIMMICK

    by BringingSexyBack

    My ears are always confused by different sounds!

  • March 31, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    future of 3-D

    by pudgemorgan

    I can't understand when people say that everything will eventually be in 3-D. I think we are a long ways off from this changing everything. Independent filmmakers could never afford the added cost to convert their films to 3-D and few of them would benefit from it. This really should be left to large scale spectacle movie events. If done right, it can create a more immersive experience, especially for action sequences, but for static shots its really just controlling the focal range to a degree that more closely tries to mimick reality. Because they are using the audiences perspective it controlls what is in focus for a particular shot which draws your eye to that part of the screen which is also done in 2-D film (unless using deep focus or something). I haven't seen too many recent 3-D attempts but I felt that there were too many shots were I wasn't able to focus on anything but what was in the foreground. As far as Clash goes, I may or may not see this, not too excited about it. Remakes are usually disapointing because you go into them with the nostalgia you had as a kid with the original. I no longer think as I did as a kid so its hard to recreate a feeling a movie gave you. I was able to overlook jumpy stop motion, maybe kids today can overlook bad 3-D conversions or unrealistic CG.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    It's: Mo'adim leSimha.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Again, Ultra, nobody gives a shit about Zemeckis

    by critch

    Christmas Carol, Beowulf, and Polar Express were all ruined by their 'realistic' CGI that fell hard in the uncanny valley. They all also were financial disappointments. Adding 3D did nothing to help Carol, and his plans to redo Yellow Submarine and then Mocap Roger Rabbit 2 are awful, awful ideas. Not to mention of course that Avatar did exactly what he had been wanting to do but made Zemeckis look like he was playing in the minor leagues. Maybe this will kick him back to making great movies with actual people, and using effects to enhance performances and stories, not replace them.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    ROYSTON

    by BringingSexyBack

    I prefer dolphin .. not easy to find. You gotta go to some badass neighborhoods to score some.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    KOBE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hey, cut the goy some slack. It's the thought that counts. Anyway Happy Passover.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    3-D may be the future for effects heavy movies

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But otherwise what other films are going to be 3-D? Did Milk need to be in 3-D??? What would it have added, other than more money to the budget? Pop up books came along, and guess what, we still have regular books.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the heads-up....

    by Cervantes

    ....I'm really disappointed that this has been given such a poor quality 2D-3D 'conversion', by the sound of things.<P>I'll be checking this one out in 2D it seems.<P>As there's going to be heaps of 'conversions' to come yet, I sure hope that they get given to decent 'conversion' companies who get a decent amount of time to work on them.<P>....otherwise things like this are gonna end up ruining all the good work done by Cameron. Man, Michael fuckin' Bay will be lapping this up! He never wanted to have to do anything in 3D from the start.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    YOU KNOW THAT PART WHERE SUMMER RIDES HER BIKE

    by BringingSexyBack

    towards the camera? Perfect for 3D.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Out with it, Carlyle!

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Matinee, rental or some ol' bullshit?

  • March 31, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    re: Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    by _Maltheus_

    What the hell are you talking about? Of course I'm using the script. I developed it for me and put it out there because I thought it might be of use to others.<br /><br />You talk about "malicious freeware" and I'm guessing you're a windows user who has been burnt before. This isn't a virus-ridden windows executable, it's an open-source text file. Open source means there's no where to hide and it's the reason that linux isn't nearly as virus ridden as windows.<br /><br />Anyone who understands anything about computers can 100% verify that it can't do anything bad (the greasemonkey plugin is another thing, but it's one of the more popular FF plugins, so that's a different argument). They can cut and paste and change the script however they want. I'm never asked anyone to take my word on it. Anyone with 5 minutes time and a little technical expertise can take their own word for it.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    friday nite job...in 2D!!!!!!!!!

    by giselerocks

    the 3d in the film is not distracting but isnt the best ever-the issue is it a cool film?..yes it is,the sound design,costumes,casting,vfx the whole shibang is worth 10 dollars. It is what it is fun,nothing complex,why ask for more? I saw the original when i was 8,loved it then,love it now,but there is always room to update and bring something new to the table.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Already getting tired of 3D.....

    by HardSteel

    The 3D in Avatar was allright I guess, but it is not like it blew my mind or anything. I could care less if the whole 3D thing just died off. I will be seeing Titans, but I will see it in 2D.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    That is one fucking awesome review!

    by D o o d

    I'm really disappointed that this film sucks and once again here is the proof that 3D is ONLY a gimmick!

  • March 31, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    _Maltheus_

    by Kevin Bosch

    I think Hey_Kobe thinks that your script would change the way others see your posts. I have absolutely no idea how any of that works, how its made or even how to install it, but I checked out your link, and figured that it would adjust the way I see my own posts, but not the way others see them. But i guess he figures if you were using your own script, that he would see your posts differently.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I'll probably see it

    by grendel san

    But I don't think I'll bother with 3D. Probably just go to a local theatre to catch it in 2D.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Is a 1-D version of Clash of the Titans an

    by Samuel Fulmer

    option??? Or a Zero-D?

  • March 31, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    The movie sucks and 3d would not have saved it.

    by Yiggy

    Where were the test reviews of this turkey? Why weren't they posted?

  • March 31, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    re: DocBosch

    by _Maltheus_

    I think he's legitimately worried that the script might take over his computer or give him a virus. That's a valid concern if you don't understand how those things work. I don't blame him for being cautious. It shows wisdom. But anyone who understands javascript knows it's just a text file, not a virus carrying executable, and they can review the 600 lines of this and be certain that it can't hurt them. I think even someone who doesn't know javascript can come to that conclusion based on what they see. Especially on a board full of geeks.<br /><br />But you are right. This just affects what you see. It highlights your posts and the posts where you are referenced. It allows you to hide peoples posts, based on their user ids (which seems to everyone's favorite feature) or the words people post, like 'spoil' or 'sarah palin' (the reason I developed it). And of course, you no longer have to insert you own paragraph tags into your comments.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Is the 2d Version going to be in theaters?

    by the Green Gargantua

    Fuck.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Beowulf's Dragon ride worked...

    by zinc_chameleon

    because there was so much at stake for the characters. Beowulf the hero, had to knowingly kill HIS ONLY SON to save his Queen and Consort. That's Shakespeare-class, Euripides-class writing. Neil and Roger wrote a screenplay for the ages. I never tire of the death scene on the beach, where we discover where Beowulf's heart was all along: with the immortal demons.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    3d failed in the 50's and it's failing again.

    by alienindisguise

    But who honestly expects any studio NOT to follow the newest and dumbest trend of the moment?They're all just retarded monkeys in suits who have no idea about what a good story is much less what a good movie could and should be.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    3d failed in the 50's and it's failing again.

    by alienindisguise

    But who honestly expects any studio NOT to follow the newest and dumbest trend of the moment?They're all just retarded monkeys in suits who have no idea about what a good story is much less what a good movie could and should be.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Opens the doors for the MEDUSA film?

    by OptimusTOM

    Tom Welch & J Lee wrote a great script that made the BlackList. Sounds like Original Films is producing. It's the origin story about Medusa. Clash got it wrong and Medusa is the much more interesting tale.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    I want FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE in 3D!

    by spud mcspud

    Like it fucking well was in the cinema! If I have to watch the worst of ALL the Freddy movies, I want to see the truly terrible shit in 3D at least! FUCKERS!!

  • March 31, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack: I only eat tuna-free dolphin meat.

    by Royston Lodge

    Gotta be environmentally sensitive, after all.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Geektard_Smasher: Woah woah woah, you've gone TOO FAR!

    by Royston Lodge

    Unless you're referring specifically to 4th Edition, DO NOT DIS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS!!!<p> Nerd wrath rising. RISING!

  • March 31, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Royston - WHAAAAAAAT??

    by spud mcspud

    Did Geektard_Smasher say what I think he just said?<P> I make a Hit roll of KNOCKHIMTHEFUCKOUT - Geektard_Smasher hits the deck. He loses several levels of experience, and learns never to fuck with the AICN D&D fans again. Hopefully.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    SHIT MOVIES I WANT DONE RIGHT ON DVD:

    by spud mcspud

    (1) FREDDY'S DEAD re-released with te really shit 3D section IN FUCKING 3D. WITH FUCKING GLASSES. Make 'em cardboard for all I care, but I saw that shit in the cinema in 1992 and I'm damned if I should be the only Freddy fan to suffer that horror. Fucking make it so!!<P> (2) Re-release KUFFS, and this time put the fucking subtitles on the sequence where Kuffs tries to talk through his mouth gag! Do you realise how fucking unfunny it is WITHOUT subtitles?? Get it sorted!!<P> (3) JAWS 3-D. IN FUCKING 3-D.<P> (4) KUFFS isn't shit. But I REALLY wanted to address that no-subtitles-where-there-fucking-WERE-subtitles-in-the-theatrical-release thing.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    MASS, HTTYD does 3D better than Avatar or...

    by Boober

    any other movie to date by enhancing the experience without becoming a distraction. The whole "I could do without it" DIATRIBE that you wasted 80 of my heartbeats with is precisely why it works. Save yourself 2 bucks and go 2D and edit the "needless bitch" from your next review to make it better/more concise. Just my menial 2 cents. BTW, HTTYD was a GREAT movie. Go see that (in 2D or 3D) instead if you are unsure if getting a giant bucket of CGI feces thrown at your face makes for a good time.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    DocBosch and _Maltheus_

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Both of youse are correct. DocB, I figured I would be able to see his posts highlighted like the black boxes effect or at least like I see some people on here who are able to put Bold effects on there names or text. <p> Malty, kudos for writing such a script, but while I am not computer illiterate, I am far from a java coding whiz so I would not know what to look for. But I do know that viruses are not exclusive to windows and openware/shareware/freeware certainly can and does contain virus in some apps. <p> Yup been burned before and being cautious.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    OH and I second...WhTF is BUBO THE OWL!!!

    by Boober

    And bigger, WETA-style scorpions won't save this film, either.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Worthington is a clueless, hopeless pawn to The Man

    by Fleet

    His talents were summed up in one of his latest Australian interviews I heard here on the radio last week: "I get to run around in a skirt hitting things with a rubber sword!" - Yup... Clearly he's thought about the acting side of things with answers like that... The guy is hopeless, and an embarassment to the calibre of Australian actors trying to honestly get a break - And further, one thing I cannot stand, is how all we hear about back here in Oz is about how "grounded" and "down to earth" Worthington is... and how he's "not playing into the Hollywood Game..." blah blah blah - Er, Sam, that's just because you're clueless, not because you're actively trying not to - Believe it or not, you ARE playing into the hollywood game - that's not "grounded" and "down to earth", that's actually boring and plain... If you talk about "cracking a tinny" once more in an interview we're gonna scream back here in Australia - Honestly, dude - You're setting us back years... you may as well chuck an akubra on and walk down the red carpet saying "That's not a knife... THIS is a knife" - Seriously, you're playing the hollywood game without even knowing it... And that's because you're a dumb hick that got a break, not because you're above it and want to "focus on your art first and foremost"

  • March 31, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Truly scary:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    A movie that actually makes Michael Fucking Bay sound intelligent and prophetic! Public Enemy still said it best: "Burn, Hollywood, BURN!"

  • March 31, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Also, isn't it about time...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ..."Le Hack" Letterier was send packing pack to France to make low budget movies featuring lots of idiots running around doing Parkour?

  • March 31, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I mean, if you can't even one-up Ang Lee's godawful Hulk...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...and it took the biggest dipshit in Hollywood, Ed Norton, to save one of your "movies," you're definitely not ready for the big leagues.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    And Worthington is a waste of DNA

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    He's a walking jawline without a brain, a freak of fucking nature! Didja see him at the Oscars on the red carpet digging into his ear with his forefinger like he was trying to retrieve the dried peas he jammed in there that morning?

  • March 31, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    " I think it speaks to the psychology of a "creative" class who

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... because of who they know." Well, actually... they only have their jobs because of whose salad they tossed.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like my preconceptions were accurate

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>When the first trailer came out I said it didn't look interesting, that it was all CG monsters from out of the Mummy (which is a great movie--but not what this movie is supposed to be), that the rock and roll soundtrack was totally against the spirit of the original, and that I was underwhelmed and even saddened. I have fond memories of the original and I was hoping the update would at least maintain the spirit of the oldschool one.</p> <p>And so many TB'ers said I was dumb and behind the times and that the original sucked and that this one looked AMAZING!!!!!!</p> <p>Well I've read both reviews here at AICN and it looks like it's going to be a rental, and one I put off for a long time too. I want to see how Olympus looks. I'm someone who will watch a movie only for production design (which is why I actually liked GI JOE) but Greek mythology deserves a big, epic, HBO's "Rome" style treatment. Looks like we'll have to wait.</p> <p>I liked Avatar because it was designed for 3D, so I was willing to pay the extra $$$ for that experience. But I can't justify paying top dollar for every single movie that's going to be coming out in 3D that wasn't even shot in 3D in the first place. I'll probably wait until TRON unless some other legit 3D movie comes out that demands attention.</p> <p>It's a shame with this after-the-fact 3D conversion. We used to have to only wonder if the story was entertaining, now there's this whole other factor of if the 3D works or not that makes you wonder if you want to bother seeing it.</p> <p>Whereas a DVD rental is such an easy choice to make. </p>

  • March 31, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button. Good boy..."

  • March 31, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    "If you liked the score for IRON MAN, you will love this"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yay, squealing heavy metal guitars. Give me Lawrence Rosenthal's gorgeous ORCHESTRAL score to the 1981 original any day of the week (remember when genre movies had scores with THEMES?).

  • March 31, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    No OWL -- Screw this...

    by jimbojones123

    This character owned the original. I'll check out the free version later.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Demi-god angry at dad? GOW3 does it better

    by onezeroone

    At least we get to fight the gods and kill them in the goriest bloodiest orgy to grace any medium.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Worthington can act - Sommersault is proof of that

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    If you haven't see it, any you are a film lover, then you should try and watch it. <p> But I get it if you only have seen him from Terminator Salvation and Avatar you would be hardly blown away. <p> He is going to recieve tonnes of cash for these kinds of roles over the next year or so, I hope he is also getting a chance to sign up for proper acting roles.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Posts with subject text only...

    by Eyegore

    ...scream look at me. This site would be better if they were auto-deleted if there's no actual message beside the subject. Fuck you twitterfags.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    seeing as we now know how much..

    by emeraldboy

    sam worthington hated the original. did he keep veto the script in any way.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Fleet - Don't worry about it...

    by spud mcspud

    ...For every Sam Worthington, we get a Heath Ledger or a Mel Gibson, and to redress the female balance, a Melissa George or a Naomi Watts. We Brits KNOW how great the Aussies can be in acting - and how much fun too ;D<P> I mean - you gave us NEIGHBOURS and HOME AND AWAY! Do you know how many enjoyable hours that gave us, alone with a box of Kleenex? Do you??

  • April 1, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Fareal - Damn straight! Leave Neeson!

    by spud mcspud

    I usually love anything Massa puts up in here, but you're right on the Neeson hate. Leave the man alone! And he looks the shiznit in THE A-TEAM trailer - can't WAIT for that movie!!

  • April 1, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    In all seriousness, though...

    by spud mcspud

    This looks fucking SHIT. The 1981 original was the first movie my family ever rented on video - I got to choose it, too! - and so has a very special place in my heart. Plus, it's HARRYHAUSEN! Who can hate on Harryhausen?<P> No, seriously. Anyone who hates on Harryhausen gon' get FUCKED UP!...

  • April 1, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    And Sam looks like a fucking Marine...

    by spud mcspud

    ...If they can't even get the hair right, how can the rest of the movie be right??<P> I LOVED the metal soundtrack, though. Need more guitar-heavy scores to sword-and-sorcery movies IMHO...

  • April 1, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by DoctorWho?

    Yeah, 3-D is in it's infancy.<p> Space travel has been around for decades too.<p> Guess what..it's still in it's infancy as well.<p> You don't compare 3D from the 50's to Avatar... anymore than you compare UNIVAC to the internet today.<p> Yeah, infancy. Try not to measure things by your own fleeting presence here on the planet. Truth is, we won't be around to witness how cool it will all be.<p< "Wake me when holography works." HA!

  • April 1, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    You guys do know not all conversions are like this

    by JediChris1138

    A lot of footage from Avatar and Alice in Wonderland was converted. Nobody noticed because they didn't hire some company to do a hack job in ten weeks... they put in the proper amount of effort.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    So tired of this 3-D bullshit hype

    by SpyGuy

    Once in a while, fine, but every fucking action or animated movie does NOT need to be in 3-D, people! They're FILMS, not goddamned theme park simulator rides.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    as a huge fan of hip hop

    by SirBiatchReturns

    putting hip hop to sword and sorcery movies would probably be retarded, for the most part. Same as metal. I'm not trying to listen to shitty metal while watching a sword and sorcery movie. Metal, like hip hop, has its place. And I doubt that's in a sword & sorcery movie.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    harryhausen is Jeff Beck

    by rudimus maximus

    I loved the Harryhausen films as much as anyone. I own the RH film fantasy scrapbook and a copy of FXRH I actually bought at a show. That said, watch those movies now. They suck. The scripts are embarrassing, the low budget cinematography is awful and for the most part, the acting is a war crime. The stories based upon myths are shallow. You watched the films for exactly two reasons. One, there were not a lot of fx films worth a damn being done back then and two, the Bernard Hermman scores. Why are the three resident critics talking about this like its a real movie? The originals werent. the myths were parables. This is eye candy. I am pissed that the score seems crappy but talking about the original being about love? Love of what? the hideous blue neon behind Olivier like he was in a Zima commercial? I want to know if the action set pieces are cool. thats it. butch up Massa, Quint and especially Harry.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Jeff Beck

    by rudimus maximus

    Sorry, the reason I said Jeff Beck is that he is known as a master lead guitarist, blasphemously mentioned in the same breath as Page, Hendrix and Clapton. He is innovative but, like Harryhausens films, aside from his little tricks, his music blows.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Bloody rubbish

    by Tumor_Binks

    COTT is utter garbage. Not worth 1D let alone 3.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Amen Sirbiatch!

    by DoctorWho?

    Love metal... but if it's part of the 'score' that's enough to make me not even go see it.<p> Give me an orchestral score for something like this.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The trailers said it all.

    by Violator90

    Just from the trailers alone, you could tell this movie was in trouble! Yeah, we hoped it wasn't going to suck (badly) but those trailer just didn't give the feeling that this was going to be the adventure that we all wanted to see. Hell, I was just going to wait for the DVD but I'll just watch the original now. Or go see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Another boys' story, about men, brothers and dads.

    by Sepulchrave

    I think men are so paranoid about their pussy upbringings that they rely on these ridiculous macho myths to give them the boyhood they never had, worshipping paternal sergants and gods and other substitute dads. Women have shrunk into nondescription in US movies.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    OF COURSE he looks like a Marine

    by Sepulchrave

    You wouldn't want the son of Zeus, a demi-God, to look beautiful, would you? Like in the myths? Because Zeus was bisexual and Perseus would look like a FAG if Hollywood didn't fucking fix him in the fascist 300 mode.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Rudimus Maximus

    by MandrakeRoot

    You are a fucking idiot. Jeff Beck is superior to Page and Clapton in every fucking way imaginable. Without The Jeff Beck Group "Truth" album, there would have been no Zeppelin 1. Not to mention Blow by Blow and Wired are two flawless rock instrumental albums. Clapton played in a few good bands when he was young, and Page played in Zeppelin. Just because they're more famous doesnt mean shit. They don't hold a fucking candle to Beck. Maybe if you had said Peter Green I might take you somewhat seriously but you clearly dont know shit. <p> And 3D is not a gimmick, sorry people. It's the reason Avatar, Alice, and HTTYD are making (or made) money. Just because a couple of idiots decided to shoe-horn 3D into COTT and did a hack job doesn't mean it's always gonna be like that.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

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    by shoptrade01

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  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    how the fuck

    by Kammich

    do i do the paragraph thing on here <p> like this? <p> or like this? </p> or some shit?