April 10, 2010

Black People Don't Podcast 20: The President is Black, and So is My Winged Horse.

Tim and JD review the Clash of the Titans remake (Legendary Pictures, 2010) Be warned, this review is full of spoilers.
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11 comments:

XantesFire said...

Actually the Colossus of Rhodes is supposedly not to have been standing with it's legs open over the entrance of the harbor. It weighs too much and would have meant the closing of the entrance for years. And yes they do now have an idea of how it was built, same as the pyramids and with no slaves.

What's this crap about it being an affront to your god? It lasted over 50 years. If false idols are such an affront to "god" why are there Buddhas all over the world.

Why is Hades an evil god in this movie? Hades was not evil, he was usually passive, his thing was keeping the underworld in order. Must be the christian in the director, who is the big bad? Why ruler of the underworld, of course.

No big mystery why the bible has been rewritten so many times, Jehovah witnesses do it almost annually, it's so it doesn't contradict the ideas of those using the bible to control other people. Better to keep Mary a virgin if she doesn't have more children, so Jesus' brothers and sisters are removed. It's a Choose Your Own Religion type of book

Anonymous said...

Gonna go see Clash this upcoming weekend when I theatre hop to it after watching Kick-Ass. But I'm definately looking forward to listening to this show afterwards. It's killing me right now to wait but I don't want to be spoiled.

- WR

THOOM said...

Why is Hades an evil god in this movie?

It's Hollywood, they need a bad guy.

Gonna go see Clash this upcoming weekend

See it in regular 2d, not 3D. I heard the 3D looks like shit.

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it, 2D for sure. I'm one of the few who despises 3D. I even walked out of Avatar and switched my ticket to the 2D screening. Until they can fix the 30% color loss, I'll always be against 3D.

- WR

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- WR

XantesFire said...

It was a rhetorical question, I was using it to point out that they wanted to make the big bad with christian aspects.

Greek mythology is filled with many other gods and demi-goddess that could have filled the role. It could have been Hera like in the first movie and it would have been her child vs his child again. Or it could have been Ares, just cause he's looking for a fight. Aphrodite, because the girl claims she's prettier. Or if she claimed she was prettier than the sea-nymphs, she could have Poseidon releasing the Kraken as it happened in the original myth.

Thoom said...

There was no reason to believe that was a rhetorical question.

And why not Hades as the bad guy? None of the greek "gods" are out and out evil. But if you were consigned to being a ruler of a dead underworld while your peers got to prance around in the clouds or on earth as they saw fit, then you might get a little resentful too.

XantesFire said...

Of course it was a rhetorical question. I pointed out who he was and why I believe he was so chosen. See whole paragraph. Plus not all was doom and gloom in Hades, there was the Elysium fields. Fun and frolically place for all the heroes.

Anonymous said...

FUCK YEAH! This is an awesome, awesome episode.

+ bashing Sam Worthless
+ Postlethwaite acting his ass off in "shit" movies
+ "That's easy; It's like the pyramids"
+ the rock's brother
+ the rock's crappy movie career
+ Io stalking Perseus ever since he was a baby (I'm sorry but because it's a sexy chick, that's fucking hot)
+ danny huston getting his scenes cut out cause he seriously sucks ass
+ The Book of Enoch and other bible stories
+ Entire cast, from extra to best boy, besting Sam Worthless' performance
+ sbk anecdote featuring "icons" coolio & toneloc

All the showings of Clash in my area were in 3D so I refused to see it but I fucking loved this episode. Without a doubt, this is the definitive review of Clash of the Titans beating out Spill, Mark Kermode, At the Movies, Richard Roeper, etc. Engaging and funny as hell.

Don't ever mix up "doom" with "Doomsday". That's heresy.

Perseus from the original is a punk ass. It's so satisfying when you get to kill him in God of War 2.

Kick-Ass was good not great. Needs more Hit Girl & Big Daddy and less kick-ass & friends. And having now seen Chloe Moretz in action, I'm so ready for the Let The Right One In remake. Didn't like the original but I hope Matt Reeves(Cloverfield) can pull this off.

- WR

Thoom said...

Don't ever mix up "doom" with "Doomsday". That's heresy.

Both movies sucked, and so does the DC "character".

Wreck Roar said...

In my mind, Doomsday is good schlocky entertainment.

+ the infiltration mission at the beginning
- bad crowd evacuation scene resembling RE: Apocalypse
- 20 mins of boring exposition with the government
+ the ambush / punks attack the tanks
+ Rhona Mitra in chains and getting slapped about
+ that main mohawk dude dancing to that silly song
+ punks burn and eat soldier
+ Rhona Mitra fights tiger make-up chick
+ chase to the train
+ enter medieval times / getting captured by horsemen
- back to the boring government
+ colliseum battle/escape
+ awesome car chase sequence

Yes, there's a lot of problems with the script but as long as I'm entertained, I'll overlook them. And yes, it's super derivative but as long as it brings the fun, I'm happy. Not an amazing film but an enjoyble good action flick. I group it with stuff like Blade II, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution, & Underworld: Rise of Lycans. Just a couple notches down from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, which is great.