Friday, November 13, 2009

F-Word Friday: For Real?

I'm not a huge fan of remakes.

There have been some decent ones I'll admit, and I'm all for a franchise if it's well done or at least pleasantly cheesy, but really if it was done well the first time, and everybody loves it, why mess with a cultural icon?

I just saw the trailer for the remake of Clash of the Titans and I just don't see why it was even done, except that someone loved the original and wanted to see what they could do about CGI-ing Calibos and the Kraken.

"Titans Will Clash" = dumbass tagline, but whatever

Why the Jock Rock soundtrack? It's a Greek myth!

I think Ray Harryhausen said it best...

"When they make it too real with CGI, it loses that fantasy quality."

I completely agree.

I will forever love the original best... HD and CGI are all fine and good, but *nobody* does it like Harryhausen.

RELEASE THE KRAKEN! That's my battle cry for the weekend.

Happy Friday the 13th!


Dandy said...

I totally understand losing the fantasy quality. But I realize they will redo EVERYTHING that has special effects before what we have now. And they'll do it again in another 50 years.

I'll still watch and enjoy (minus the music) but it will never be the same as the original.

Nova and Ma said...

I can't believe the Nov has not heard of this she loved Clash of the Titans...I mean come on now, Harry Hamlin in all his girly best.

I am with ya "FREE THE KRAKEN"