Archive for April 6th, 2010

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Review – Clash of the Titans (2010)

6 April, 2010

Laura, my wife, and I went to see this on Easter, caught the earliest show which was nice and uncrowded.

Clash of the Titans begins with a potted history, which totally screws up the Greek creation myth and the conflict between the gods and the titans.  The coherence of the story does not get any better from then on.  The special effects are quite good, the action is above average and the movie looks good but the plot is weak, contradictory and does constant violence to the fabric and ideals of Greek myth.   If you can let the plot wash over you in a Zen-like state to enjoy the action scenes and the pretty visuals, you will be better off for it.

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More spoiler laden comments follow after the break.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Evergreen Staff of Spring

6 April, 2010

The peddler was back, as he was every year, just him, his pack, his newly cut staff and his latest mongrel of a dog.  How he managed to travel the whole circuit of the hill villages every year, we did not know, be he always brought interesting news and interesting items with him.

Evergreen Staff of Spring

This sturdy traveling staff seems not quite cured, green wood visible under the stout cord wrapping, usually a talisman or two hangs from the staff.

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