One of these days I’ll learn that a flashy movie trailer does not make a great movie….
Uh… You know what, special effects just aren’t enough justification anymore to go see a movie. Sure there are still some wonders out there, like Avatar, with special effects that are just astounding, but the stuff we saw in Titans was just run of the mill stuff.
Speaking of Avatar, I like the main character from both that movie and Titans. I’m not sure why, but he just seems genuine to me.
Let’s see…. Then again, let’s not.
Some movies should be remade, and when they are, they are incredible. Some movies should not. The nostalgia and excellence of the first Titans was readily apparent when compared directly with the modern version. Where the original had gripping and staying power, the second will fade into obscurity as just another adventure film in a long line of adventure films that didn’t quite matter.
It wasn’t necessarily anything that the second film did wrong either, but rather what it just didn’t do at all. It didn’t interest. It didn’t grab. It didn’t hold. It didn’t nothing.
Maybe more importantly, it missed every stereotypical interpretation I’ve ever had of the Greek Gods. You look at Hades for example, and I’m not impressed. Now Disney’s Hades from Hercules… that one works for me and works well. In fact, I think that’s the standard by which I will judge all other interpretations of Hades.
The only saving grace for me is that we only spent $1 from Redbox. Courtney was really surprised it was available so soon after release to Redbox (Tuesday), and I told her that it probably sucked. If I had only known then that I wasn’t joking but prophesying.
1.5 out of 4 stars and a strong don’t bother. If you really want to catch all the special effects, just go watch the trailer. They’re all there.