Friday, November 16, 2012

Lifetime Christmas Movies & Wraith

After the interview I cam home and turned on the TV and started scrolling through the channels. I saw the Christmas special "12 Men of Christmas" with  Kristin Chenoweth was playing. I saw this last year as I'm a huge fan of Ms Chenoweth so I decided to watch it again. After that special there was another Christmas special with Amy Acker (from Angel) who I also enjoy so I watched that one. The next thing I knew I was obsessed with these Lifetime Christmas specials. They are just so heartwarming and Christmasy. I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet but these special really put me in the Christmas spirit. I watched another few specials before pulling myself away as I had returned my Magic Mike DVD and rented Wraith of the Titans.

I am a huge fan of the original Clash of the Titans, so when they did the remake I was excited to see it. I know many "hated" the remake but I actually enjoyed it, I liked the characters, story and special effects so I was looking forward to this sequel .

Here's a synopsis: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares, switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

My Review: Once again the special effects were pretty amazing, the acting was good and the story was well done but there was something missing and I can't put my finger on it. I'm a huge fantasy lover and there are so few fantasy films out there that I hate complaining about one. Maybe I enjoyed Clash so much that I was hoping for the same with Wraith and it wasn't. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the movie as I did, it's a fun popcorn action packed special effect movie and I would watch it again but it definitely isn't on my list of top favorite fantasy movies. I would give Wraith of the Titans a B-

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