Friday, March 30, 2012

Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror: 7 Word Weekend Review

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (limited)- The title's surely longer than the movie.

Mirror Mirror - I don't understand, how did this happen?

Wrath of the Titans - *Sigh* drawn like a fly to honey.

The Clash of the Titans was... Not great. I loved the original from the 80's as a kid. Okay, as a now too. Cheesy can be good. I wanted badly for it to be good even though I expected the worst. With the Wrath out I'm in the same place again. I know it can't be good. Everything about it screams "Hey, I suck" yet when I see melee on screen, I can't help myself. I haven't heard a positive word about it yet. The CGI is supposed to be pretty bad again, which was a downfall for the first film too. But I guess I'll find out for myself.

Here's my problem with Mirror Mirror: It's not Snow White and the Huntsman. Way back when I first heard there would be rival Snow White films, I was completely disinterested. But then when I found out one of them was being directed by Tarsem Singh, I suddenly had hope for it. While I hated The Cell, the visual style was undeniably fantastic. And I've spoken before of my love for his film The Fall. The idea of Tarsem's visuals on a dark fairy tale, got me excited. When Julia Roberts was cast, I wasn't thrilled, but held judgment. Then came the day of the trailers for both rival films. Watching the trailer for Mirror Mirror, I was completely disappointed in what I saw. Not remotely the film I'd been anticipating. The fact of the matter is that Snow White and the Huntsman looks like what I was expecting from Tarsem. And the more I see of Mirror Mirror, the less inclined I find myself towards watching it. 

So thanks to a hilarious post by Corrupt Camel yesterday about Shania Twain, I found myself with her songs floating through my head. As I'm far from being a fan (in that I dislike greatly every song she's done) I was ever grateful for my favorite version of her song 'You're Still The One' as covered by the short lived group Roper. Have a listen:

Good Stuff. 

So, anyone planning on seeing either of the two films out this weekend?


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I had Shania Twain songs in my head ALL day and boy were they awful.

    Mirror Mirror does look like a lost opportunity for film awesomeness.

    Clash of the Titans was atrocious, but like you, I still want to see the next one (not in theatres).

  2. The say the visuals and 3D (done while filming this time) are amazing - but the storyline for Wraith sucks. I'll wait and buy it on 3D BluRay just for the eye candy. After the disappointment of Clash (like you, I have very fond memories of the original) I'm not going to bother dealing with crowds at the theater for this one.

  3. I won't be able to watch a movie this weekend we are going on holiday. Spring Break here were come... I'm breathlessly waiting for Snow White and the Huntsman too! No interest in Mirror, Mirror. I'm ambivalent to Wrath of the Titans. Enjoyed Roper. Have a great weekend!!

  4. I can't see an ad for Titans stuff and not think of this now ... (don't worry, despite the tumblr name, this one is clean)

  5. No none of them, the prefer leave snow white as prisitne as I found her decades ago, mess up the tales, mess up happy memories.

  6. The was meant to be though... there I go

  7. It sure would be nice if somebody would come out with a movie that isn't a remake or based on another movie, TV show, or video game...


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