WRATH OF THE TITANS
This movie poses an interesting dilemma, because while I wasn’t very impressed with Clash of the Titans, I am impressed with Sam Worthington, and he says this one will be better because he’s got more character to work with. Perseus is now a retired monster killer and father. The trailer is too impressed with its own landscapes, explosions, monster battles, and Marilyn Manson Eurythmics covers (I know – WTF??) to give much hint of how Perseus feels about everything (much like the entire last film) so I just don’t know. Sam’s position on the awesome list means I have to go to the movie but it doesn’t mean I have to review it, so I may shunt this to a Tuesday cheap night viewing and check out Mirror Mirror instead. I’m not exactly keen on the Greek/Roman sword and skirt bloodbaths anyway.
Every now and then it happens that two studios put out movies on the same thing in the same year. It happened with asteroids and volcanoes and betrayed commando teams and now it’s happening with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Except this time one of the movies (Mirror Mirror) is really goofy and the other (Snow White and the Huntsman) is really dark. I have to say I’m intrigued. It would be interesting to compare the two, anyway. Both could go off the rails rather easily. Snow White is obviously the main character but I have a feeling Julia Roberts is going to steal the show in this version. Perhaps its for the best – there are fart sound effects, squeaky voices, and Snow White seems kind of bland and boring. Yes, picking between this and Wrath of the Titans will be tough, but not in a good way.
If you liked Waiting, you should probably just go ahead and watch that DVD again, because this movie seems like a lamer copy. Poor Dave Foley – after all that time on Kids in the Hall this is what it comes to.
Also, if you live in Sydney (Nova Scotia, not Australia), on Thursday at 7pm the Cape Breton Film Series people are showing Restless, an quirky teenage love story between a guy with a ghost pal and a cancer patient. You can check out their website to see the trailer for it.