Archive for April 3rd, 2010

Please, make them stop!

I don’t understand why some people feel the need to text during movies.  Are they bored?  Do they not realize that every time they open their phone, they illuminate the entire area around them with their glowing screens?  Do they realize how rude and distracting that is?  Do they care?

It is seriously sad if people feel they can’t go for two hours without being in ‘communication’ with someone who’s not in the building.  Or, even worse, are they texting one another?  I really wish people had the common courtesy to turn their phones off when they are watching movies.  It’s not too much to ask, is it?

Sorry for the mini rant, but I’ve had to deal with glowing cell phone screens during the last few movies I’ve gone to.

As promised, here are my thoughts on Clash of the Titans.  Anyone who went to the movie expecting something intellectually deep and inspiring will most likely be disappointed.  Since I did not go to the movie with those expectations, I enjoyed it.

From what I remember about the Perseus and Andromeda myth (mostly from reading the story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses), the screenwriters didn’t follow the story in all points.  That’s fine.  They took it in a different direction, and generally stayed on track with that interpretation.

Even though the story was changed to make it more action-thriller "worthy," Louis Leterrier, the director, mantained a certain grandeur and the epic qualities necessary for a story about a mythical hero.

Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Gemma Arterton as Io, and Sam Worthington as Perseus were all good, but the most pleasant surprise was how well Medusa was portrayed.  One can do a lot with CGI these days, wot?