Posts Tagged ‘Liam Neeson’

“Clash of the Titans”: Bleeds your pocket book and soul

April 11, 2010

You can't run from bad dialogue.

How does one go about making Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson look like bad actors? It may be the only thing Clash of the Titans succeeds at. Let’s take a look.

In this update, heroic grandstanding and cheapo monsters have been replaced with hollow whispering and nifty creature design. Characters come and go as needed with very little reason for being there in the first place. In fact the only reason for most of the characters to exist is to help out during the much advertised scorpion scene or to die stupidly during the incredibly boring Medusa scene. (more…)

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“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”: Floundering Innocence

May 26, 2008

Prince Caspion\'s LucyBelieve me when I say The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian doesn’t need to have a title this long. It’s really not that important or ground breaking a film. What happened to CN2: Prince Caspian? Or is that too early 00’s for everyone now? Regardless of the really long title, the film itself isn’t so bad.

A real sense of danger and intrigue hovers over the world of Narnia that was lacking in the first film. Even the Narnians themselves come with a little bit of bite (Peter Dinklage is wonderful and Eddie Izzard providing voice work is spot on, as is good old Warwick Davis). Arrows whiz by character’s heads, someone could get hurt!, peril looms over every situation and follows our heroes through every moment and not only because of the hordes of breast plated bad guys at their heels, but because of the flaws in our heroes. Which is great because when things go wrong, it matters.

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