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Sunday
Apr012012

'Wrath of the Titans' mini review - Far better than 'Clash of the Titans'

I was not a fan of the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. It lacked character and failed to deliver on its epic action premise. Wrath of the Titans is still not a smart film — it mostly revolves around Ares, Hades, and Zues having family fights — but this time it delivers on its epic fantasy adventure promise. Perseus (Sam Worthington), the half-son of Zeus, has to go on a big quest to stop Hades and Ares from unleashing the massive Kronos, the father of Zues and Hades who just so happens to be about 3 or 4 times the size of Godzilla. Perseus has some awesome encounters with Titans, cyclops giants, Minotaurs, and two-headed dragon beasts.

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Saturday
Nov192011

'Mirror, Mirror' trailer - It makes 'Snow White and The Huntsman' look like 'Citizen Kane'

There are two Snow White films hitting theaters soon, for some reason. Last week, we checked out the first trailer for Snow White & The Huntsman, which takes a moody, Twilight approach to the classic tale, and now we have the first trailer for Mirror, Mirror, which is directed by Tarsem Singh, who was responsible for The Fall, an intriguing movie that blends dream and reality, and more recently, the disappointing Immortals. It was written by three people, none of whom seem terribly experienced at writing good films.  

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Sunday
Nov132011

'Immortals' review - A good trailer bites the dust

Have you seen the two-minute trailer for Immortals? It looks like 300, has greek gods and a ton of cool Matrix slow-mo shots, is full of cryptic, grand language, and the villain is Mikey Rourke wearing a horribly silly hat. It’s pretty cool, but after watching the full 110 minute version of Immortals, I must say: I like the trailer better. The trailer shows every cool action scene in the movie and you can rewatch it over and over, every two and a half minutes. The movie, well, it has a bunch of gore, but makes you wait until the very end to see a fraction of the action hinted at in the glorious preview. Prepare to spend almost two hours aimlessly wandering the deserts and trying to understand what Mickey Rourke is babbling on about as he tortures people and commands an army of soldiers that don’t seem to need food or water. 

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