Nov 11 2009

I Vote ‘No’ On the ‘Clash of the Titans’ Trailer

Published by at 3:00 pm under Uncategorized

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPw_uZYrQPk

I was getting pretty excited for Clash of the Titans, due to the cool armor and creatures I was seeing in still shots from the set. And really, can you beat Liam Neeson as Zeus? I submit that you cannot.

However, I’m less than pumped about this trailer for the film, which has the crew battling giant scorpions that look only slightly better than they did in the campy ancient version of the film. The rock soundtrack is overdone without making the film look cool like 300 (which is clearly what they were going for), and the CGI all around is just pretty terrible. But this is from director Louis Letterier, who did the lastest Incredible Hulk movie, which is why I’m not surprised.

Hopefully I’m wrong, and this turns out to be badass, but on it’s current trajectory, I’m seeing a big ‘ol miss on the horizon.

And really, your tagline is “Titans will Clash”? Sigh.





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7 responses so far

  • Zero

    lol, as far as CGI is concerned, you really can’t beat GI Joe. The number 1 comedy of 2009.

  • http://www.Shoutwire.com SargentMac

    The scenes in the trailer are all so broken up that you can’t tell if any of the action sequences are good.

  • Lauren

    Maybe that will look better on the big screen. It sucked on my laptop.

  • FullestJ

    I accidentally (and unknowingly) started both the trailer and the “Bat Prank” video at the same time. It took me until the trailer ended to realize it wasn’t supposed to be scored by the Ghostbusters theme. Sadly, it may have made it better.

  • DarkPassenger

    Doesn’t look that bad. Everyone making the standard “it sucks” comments will be having their mom drive them to the mall the night it opens…

  • http://www.gotjee.blogspot.com Gauthier

    @DarkPassenger; Thank you! I’m so tired of all those spoiled people eternally posting the same negative comments everytime some kind of CGI-driven movie comes out.. And I honestly also thought the teaser didn’t look that bad at all, the special effects look impressive and will probably be even more so when you see it on a big screen or even dvd-screen later on.

    People need to realise how goddamn much work goes into realising this imagery, it’s easy to criticise when you don’t know the first thing about digital effects. I myself am an illustrator, I hope to someday do work along the same lines (among other things), and I know a thing or two about the long hours and devtion people put into these movies.

    So many of these movies are coming out that people just arrogantly expect to be completely blown away by something yet more impressive, new and edgy, it doesn’t work that way.

  • MacGyver1138

    I don’t know. The CG looks half-and-half to me. The Medusa CG looked convincing, but the scorpions didn’t look that great. This movie may be worth a watch when it comes out, but it can be hard to tell from trailers. The old Clash of the Titans is a classic, and the Harryhausen stop-motion was great for the time, but it is seriously dated.

    Also, a remake of a mythological classic is actually one that I don’t feel is completely unnecessary. It would be cool to see more mythical epics put onto the big screen with current SFX to back them. Imagine what Guillermo del Toro or Peter Jackson could do with some of these!

    What’s with the dig on the Incredible Hulk movie? It wasn’t terrific, but I think it was a much better effort than the 2003 Ang Lee version. I would still like to see the “Edward Norton Cut,” but I honestly enjoyed the version we got pretty well. While I’m more of a fan of practical effects, the Hulk’s CG was damned impressive.

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