Posts in "Fantasy"

WRATH OF THE TITANS

WRATH OF THE TITANS – FEEL THE POWER

Have $12  for a 3D movie? Spend it on this one!

The relationship between a father and his son is just as important now as it was thousands of years ago.

Wrath of the Titans directed by Jonathan Liebesman tells the story of Perseus (Sam Worthington) the demi-god son of Zeus who attempts to live his life as a fisherman and protect his own son from the godly world. It’s not until unrest rages between the gods and the Titans, and the Gods loose control, that Perseus learns that his father (Zeus) has been captured by his very own family. To save his father, he must expose his true identity and track  across the underworld defeating everything in his path.

Trailers seemed to run for this film for years (not really), to the point where we thought the release would never arrive.  To our expectation, this movie was just as entertaining as the trailer portrayed it to be. Some films are waste of money when it comes to 3D animation, but not this one. There are a few scenes that are just down right cool to see. Action was plentiful throughout, along with the creative monsters that Perseus fought.

Grab the family and enjoy the wrath of entertainment thrown your way with this one.

IMMORTALS

IMMORTALS – ALMOST

IF YOU’RE INTO THESE TYPE OF MOVIES THIS IS WORTH A NIGHT TIME FEATURE

When these type of films come out we expect to see a few things: outstanding cinematography, excellent music, awesome costumes and great acting. Well, this Tarsem Singh directed movie almost lived up to our expectations.

Theseus, a bastard born son of a peasant mother, was a trained warrior who was chosen by the gods to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke)  and his evil army. To avenge King Hyperion, Theseus would have to protect the Epirus bow which is powerful enough to release the deadly Titans who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time.

If you are  into these type of movies you definitely would be entertained once the fighting begins. The 3D cinematography and music was outstanding and was the highlight of the film. Unfortunately, the costumes lacked the realistic look that these movies usually possess. This was obvious when the body armor bounced like rubber. Further, why did all the warriors fight barefoot or in sandals with the exception of one army booted warrior? Did they really have access to army boots during this era?

It’s not the best warrior movie by far, but if you like  action/fighting/battle movies, you will enjoy it.  If those movies are not your forte, save your money and check it out on DVD.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

CONAN THE BARBARIAN – THE REMAKE

Possibly a full price ticket, but definitely matinee material.

Sometimes the title of a film sets your expectations before you ever see one minute of it. This was that kind of movie for us. Add to the fact that this movie was a remake from 1982 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and director Marcus Nispel had his hands full delivering the goods.

Conan (played by Jason Momoa) a fierce Cimmerian warrior witnessed the slaughter of his village and father to the hands of hulking rivals as a young boy.  As he grew to become a man, he lived his life to avenge the lives of those he loved by finding his rivals and making them pay.

In a nutshell, this movie delivered exactly what we expected to see. The fighting scenes, the costumes and the story line were decent and it even had a few similar elements to the 1982 version. Though the story line was not an exact replica of the older version, it delivered on entertainment value.

As a note, save your money on a 3D ticket. The effects aren’t worth the extra money, so you can get some extra popcorn or candy for the show.