Monday, April 05, 2010

Krak Attack!

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JA from MNPP here. Who else released the Kraken this weekend? Somebody did since it's made 64 million since Thursday night. Raise your scorpion shield if you're guilty! It's okay, there's no judgment here. (Until the comments, of course.) I wrote up some very brief thoughts over at MNPP earlier but I'll just lay it out here - I didn't hate it.

Points deducted for a pretty crappy digital Medusa scene that lacked any of the eerie power Ray Harryhausen wrung from a fistful of clay (and am I alone in finding Medusa's story and her fate in this tale immeasurably sad? I wish Perseus felt worse about what he had to do to her. It's not her fault she's a monster! The gods screwed her over too!), but the remake's Kraken attack did give me that good jaw-droppy feeling a few times that you go to these big dumb blockbusters for in the first place. I'd call it even in the annals of crappiness between the original and the remake - a not entirely horrible place to reign.

I should let it be known that my opinion on this matter is entirely suspect, as I am easily hypnotized by the sheen of Sam Worthington's thighs, and I will say whatever they tell me to.

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5 comments:

James T said...

"and am I alone in finding Medusa's story and her fate in this tale immeasurably sad? I wish Perseus felt worse about what he had to do to her. It's not her fault she's a monster! The gods screwed her over too!"


A last, soemone sees it the way I do!! I didn't see this movie but I felt like that many times. One example is the big dragon in "how to train your dragon".

pomme said...

i just saw it:i lost 2 hours in my life(2010's Wolverine?) and Sam W doesn't look ridiculious in skirt

Janice said...

No you're not the only one who finds her story sad (I'm speaking of the original legends, of course; I don't give a flip about this movie.)

JA said...

In the remake's defense Io actually tells Medusa's story with the appropriate feminist slant in the film (can't remember if it's done so in the original film), but then five seconds later they're calling Medusa a bitch just so they can justify the rah-rah killin' her moment.

Sofia said...

I'm not usually into blandly muscular hunks but there's something about Sam Worthington that makes him an exception....maybe that he can pull off a growl (did his voice remind anyone else of Bale's Batman in this movie?), his smile, or the way he says "Don't look the bitch in the eye"...?

And Gemma Arterton was so annoying.