Sunday, April 4, 2010

Epic Sadness

I had hoped that the Clash of Titans remake would do two small thinks.  First, it would take myths and heroism seriously.  Second, it would be a good movie.  According to Rotten Tomatoes, I'm going to be disappointed.  I haven't seen it, but these reviews mean that I'll wait until it's on HBO.  I suppose I shouldn't be surprised; after all, the publicity emphasized one of the most stupid movie lines of all time, "Release the Kracken."

2 comments:

caheidelberger said...

"Release the Kraken!" The line actually does give me a little shiver—it would make a nice code line for coaches to use when authorizing their hot novi to go JV for the first time... and run a counterplan!

LK said...

The line does have a nice ring, but the kracken is the monster that has one job, lose to the hero.

The fear striking line probably should be "I've just killed the Kracken." Of course that might make people start humming "kill the wabbit, kill the kwacken, kill the kwacken."