Friday, April 16, 2010

Reasons Why the New "Clash of the Titans" Bothers Me.

I have not seen the new "Clash of the Titans". I will admit this up front. Honestly, I don't really want to see the new "Clash of the Titans". But this stupid movie has inadvertently brought up some things that bother me:

1) It turns out some people will take any CGI, even the not-so-good CGI in "Clash", over the Ray Harryhausen stop-motion in the original. This makes me unspeakably sad. So I went to the library and got An Animated Life to read.  This is a big, huge book I've salivated over for a while, so I was elated that they had it. I'll review it soon.

2) The 3-D in "Clash" was added as an afterthought. This fact has been wildly reported. It was thought that people wouldn't pay extra for crappy 3-D... but guess what?

This plot point. (Deftly illustrated by the wonderful Coelasquid [naughty language warning], who has done an entire series of comics based of ridiculous things in "Clash".)

4) But I think the thing that bugs me more than anything about this remake of "Clash of the Titans" is this: Of all the things they changed from the original "Clash of the Titans", couldn't they have swapped the Kraken out for, I dunno,
some scary sea monster out of ***GREEK*** Mythology?!? It isn't like they don't have a surplus of them.

In other movies I have no interest in seeing news, I am sincerely disappointed that the movie entitled "Furry Vengeance" is NOT about "Secret of N.I.M.H." fans out for justice, as the title would suggest. Because I would watch the hell out of that movie and so would you. Admit it.


Sketch of the day! How about some happy after all that uncharacteristic vitriol.

4.11.10 - Sketchbook Page 2


Brian Blacknick said...

Wasn't RH An Animated Life a great book? My wife surprised me with a copy as a gift.

You make a good point about audiences preferring bad CGI vs stop motion animation. Sad indeed!

It also annoys me when people call stop mo "claymation" or refer to it as dated.

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Trish said...

^^ You've pointed out one of my favorite points of contention (and by "contention", I mean "admittedly sorta pointless Nerd Rage"): If Will Vinton didn't have anything to do with it, it isn't Claymation. Why is it so hard for Non-Animation_Fan people to get that?

Incidentally, the "I will review it soon" line in this post is increasingly embarrassing to me. The print is *so* small and I've been majorly sidetracked lately. And it's due back to the Library very soon... <:/