Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clash of the Trailer.

I'm a big fan of 1981's "Clash of the Titans", I grew up on its strange combination of legendary actors playing gods (talk about a not so subtle comparison) and the divine work of Ray Harryhausen.
So naturally I'm very excited about this new version, I have my reservations of course, which with the trailer have become a ton.
Why the hell does CGI have to come and mess with my childhood memories? The wonderful thing about Medusa in the original was that she looked as if she was made during the glory days of the Greek! This shiny snake looks like Angelina Jolie in "Beowulf".
And as much as I love watching Sam Worthington in a skirt, why is he forced to act like a "300" extra? And what's with the ominous rock song used in the trailer?
And what the hell is wrong with that tagline? "Titans will clash"????? Really? Is that the best a multimillion dollar marketing team can come up with?
The silly redundant tagline could've worked if they'd gone straight to the release date afterwards, but no, they had to establish the movie's name...
Let us hope the movie is at least campy.


woodstock said...

i also love the original one! even if i've seen it ages ago. and i can't wait to see this one on the theatres - must be a hell of an experience.

Luke said...

Oh wow! I adored the original growing up! PLEASE tell me Bubo the Owl is making an appearance... just wouldn't be the same without him!

Jose said...

I'm dying to see it as well, even if I've prepared myself to be greatly underwhelmed.
As far as I know there's no Bubo in this one, they're not going with the exact same story of the original one.
And really could they ever do justice to Harrihausen's Bubo? Think about it, CGI would turn him into some Jar Jar Binks kind of evil creation.

Luke said...

Which would be truly heinous. Best to leave the 1981 Bubo memory as is for the sake of childhood nostalgia.

Michael Parsons said...

I original upset me too much. Although do not really care about this new one either.