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Clash of the Plot Holes

It would be easy for me to cut Clash of the Titans some slack. It’s a big, noisy, special effects extravaganza that doesn’t pretend to be rocket science. But if I

Clash of the Titans

give it a pass on that alone, then I have to do the same for Transformers. And I didn’t do the same for Transformers – those movies were much less than meets the eye. Sorry!

First, the movie gives us too many brunette women to keep track of. Seriously. When I first saw Io and then they cut to Perseus’ adopted mom, I thought they were the same woman. Then we’re introduced to Andromeda, another pretty brunette.

Second, my admiration for the decision to have Perseus refuse assistance from the gods faded even faster than Draco’s when that choice started getting people killed left and right. I mean, really. You’re fighting gods and you’re offered a tool of the gods: YOU USE IT. Damn your pride! (Especially when there doesn’t seem to be any complaining about the magical coin used to bribe the ferryman.)

Third, I’m guessing the script referred to the Medusa sequence as THE SCENE WHERE ALL EXTRANEOUS CHARACTERS ARE UNCEREMONIOUSLY DISMISSED FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION IN THE FILM. Not terribly satisfying.

I liked the little nod to the original 1981 movie with the clockwork owl being held up (and then discarded). I enjoyed the combat sequences. I would’ve liked to see more machinations among the gods and goddesses, and less of the crazy half-naked bearded priest in Argos.

It’s big stupid fun, but the emphasis has to be on stupid.

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  1. Razorback
    April 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Well, to be fair, it’s kinda like accusing a movie about Valkyries of having too many blondes.

  2. Arie Taylor
    April 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Disappointing. 😦 It looks fun. Ah well. Now I know to go see the Dragons one instead. ❤

  3. April 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Razorback :

    Well, to be fair, it’s kinda like accusing a movie about Valkyries of having too many blondes.

    Yes. Because Hitler, being blond, is so easily confused with other characters. C’mon, that’s just wrong. NO ONE in this movie looks or sounds Greek.

  4. Bahamut
    April 3, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Wes Platt :

    Razorback :
    Well, to be fair, it’s kinda like accusing a movie about Valkyries of having too many blondes.

    Yes. Because Hitler, being blond, is so easily confused with other characters. C’mon, that’s just wrong. NO ONE in this movie looks or sounds Greek.

    GODWIN’S LAW! D:

    • April 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

      I was hoping someone would notice! 😉

  5. Bahamut
    April 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Reductio ad Hitlerum, no less!

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