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