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    Posted: March 28 2010 at 9:02am
HOLLYWOOD's LOVE AFFAIR with ENDLESS REMAKES of IT'S OWN OLD MOVIES REACHES a ZENITH (OR IS THAT NADIR?) with the MEGA-BUDGET/FAUX 3-D "RE-IMAGINING" of ONE of the 1980's MOST ENJOYABLE GUILTY PLEASURES: CLASH of the TITANS

THE 1981 ORIGINAL, ONE of the LAST FILMS STOP-MOTION MASTER RAY HARRYHAUSEN WORKED ON, MANAGED to BE BOTH HOKEY-as-HELL and IRRESISTABLY WATCHABLE. THIS NEW VERSION IS NEITHER. 

WITH CGI MONSTERS LIKE WE'VE ALL SEEN BEFORE (LINK), a CAST NOT NEARLY AS CLASSY AS THAT ASSEMBLED for the ORIGINAL, and a BUDGET THAT COULD PAY OFF the NATIONAL DEBT of PERU, THIS 3-D DOPE-FEST STANDS as PERHAPS the MOST INDEFENSIBLE EXAMPLE of WHAT's WRONG with HOLLYWOOD THINKING in 2010 -- NAMELY, THAT ANY OLD REMAKE WILL DO...and IF IT's in 3-D, THEN THAT AUTOMATICALLY MAKES IT ALL the BETTER! 

FEEL FREE to EXPRESS YOUR OWN CLASHES with the MAKERS of THESE CGI TITANS BELOW..




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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2010 at 9:13am
Ah, a remake AND it's in 3-D. Hollywood double dipping into it's bag of "how to make a quick half billion dollars with minimal effort" tricks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2010 at 2:16pm
I knew from the beginning this forum would appear soon. Clash of the Titans Part 1 was among the 30 or so best movies of 1981, so...wait a minute! The national debt of Peru?!?! If I were a movie studio or publishing executive, I wouldn't realize how hard it could be to stay afloat after paying it off. 
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I think we crossed the line.
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I recently saw the original Clash of the Titans and I remember the scene with Medusa. She was nothing more than a stop-motion puppet with scales and a bow-and-arrow. She looked so primitive and yet that's what made her look scary.

The CGI Medusa on the other hand looks like a joke and it's not scary. The movie's going to be crap with cheesy CGI, but 3D as well? People say 3D is the way of the future. Well, if I ever wanted to go 3D, I want to be able to go inside my television and interact with the characters on screen like I'm in a Virtual world, not just have them randomly pop out of my TV and hurt my eyes.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote PopcornAvenger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2010 at 6:18am
I don't share the nostalgia and don't possess any warm feelings for the original. It was terrible. I remember seeing it with a group of friends and we almost walked out on it (many others did). So instead we made fun of it ala MST3K style and threw things at the screen.
 
There's also a reason why it was Harryhausen's last film. Stop-Motion was old technology even in 1981, and, really, we were rather amused to see it still in use.
 
This is one reboot I really don't have much of a problem with (aside for the fact that, yes, as a reboot it's not original) . . . they'll have to really fail on a grand scale to surpass the first movie's mediocrity.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2010 at 8:54pm
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

I think we crossed the line.
Oh come on. We don't cross any lines that Hollywood doesn't cross first. They choose to drag their history through the mud in exchange for quick and easy profit. There's no classic movie that is safe from being remade into a 3-D, CGI porn, s***fest! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mayhem5185 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2010 at 11:32pm
i guess im in that camp too, the original movie put the M in mediocre. I have some nostalgia from it because even as a kid i remember laughing my ass off when i saw all the stop-motion effects. Even now i still think it was kind of cool but at the same time i always thought wow with todays technology this movie could look amazing. unfortuatley the movie itself is filled with acting that ranges from god-awful at its worst and wooden at its best, it doesnt help that the dialogue is terrible which almost makes the film unwatchable. At worst this new movie will be just like the original, style over substance. That is unless the director screws up on a biblical scale, which in that case we can just go nuts. On a side note was anyone else taken aback a little by headrazz complete disgust with this movie? I know its a remake and it maybe just me, but it seemed to me that he's taking this really personal. Its almost as if the director is headrazz's perverted uncle who once bought him ice cream, and then followed him into the mens room to watch him take a number 2 while he fondle himself... think about that one before you fall asleep tonight.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cvcjr13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2010 at 12:32am
WTF, Mayheim?! . . .
 
Anyway, I recall the original Clash of the Titans as being the worst movie I had ever seen up to that point.  And I had seen plenty of Japanese B monster movies as a kid as well as The Poseidon Adventure.  Yet, as HeadRAZZ mentioned, I wanted to see it again to see if it was as bad as I felt it was.  Then I reminded myself, it was.
 
A remake should have fixed all the plot holes, made the monsters real and scary, improve the dialog and give us wonderful performances from the actors while pulling us into mythological face-offs.  Instead, we get a giant scorpion.  Ever see a scorpion sting itself to death?  That's what this films appears to be doing to itself, with all its problems displayed in 3D eye candy.
 
I'm guessing the type of 3D movie that puts things in your face and throws things at you is going to become passé compared to 3D movies like Avatar where the whole scene is 3D all the way back.  It's not as hokey as using stop action filmmaking for monsters in 1981, though.
 
Here's a problem: I'm not sure how many sequels, remakes and ripoffs we've had this year, because I'm not sure how many of the rom com bombs should count as ripoffs (all of them?).  However, along with The Wolfman, Clash of the Pie Tins 3D is the second bad remake this year.
 
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Well, what about "Tron", which was by no means a blockbuster or run away hit, but because it has a cult following, it gets a sequel two decades later? It's Hollywood scraping the bottom of the barrell for old ideas to rehash!
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Don't look now, but another american-based Godzilla movie is in the works . . . .
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Originally posted by PopcornAvenger

Don't look now, but another american-based Godzilla movie is in the works . . . .
Let me guess, Michael Bay this time? No, maybe Peter Jackson, he has to make up for "King Kong".
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Despite all your entertaining arguments and advice against seeing this film, I'm not convinced.

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Despite the fact Louis Leterrier (who directed the better Hulk movie released last decade) is directing, I feel, from seeing the trailer just once, that it will be an overblown, soulless action only video-game-minus-the-interactiveness film, just like 300. 

No wait, 300 kicked ass all because we saw body parts and copious amounts of blood being flung around. Is this movie rated R? No, so I feel like this film will all just be your standard action sequences. Zzzzz....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2010 at 7:08pm
Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Despite all your entertaining arguments and advice against seeing this film, I'm not convinced.
Hey, it's your $15. If you want to give it away to Hollywood's get-rich-quick scheme, have at it hoss!
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Where I come from, matinee price is $7.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I bet for a 3-D showing, even a matinee ticket is more like TEN BUX -- Unless you really live in the proverbial "boonies"!! 
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