In yesterday’s post yesterday’s post, I included a picture of my second tattoo. Here’s my first:
And on with the cute pictures.
Mental Floss brings us some strange, but adorable, animal pairings.
This guy’s comment about sums it up: Holy moly!
I am literally in love with this blog.
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Here are 6 history myths that simply aren’t true.
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Astronomy picture of the week: The Eye of Sauron!
Last weekend I saw Clash of the Titans in 3D. I’ll start with my review of the 3D aspect. In short, I was not impressed. I’ve seen a handful of other 3D movies and had no problem with them…no headaches, motion sickness, nothing like that. This one, however, for some reason I just couldn’t quite see right. The entire movie seemed blurry. I don’t know if it was the 3D itself, (my boyfriend said he had no problem with it) or just my eyes, but for whatever reason, I couldn’t see well. Maybe that’s why I didn’t think the 3D was anything to get excited about, but I was disappointed I spent the extra dollar or two for the 3D version. I would have been just as happy, maybe even more so, with the non-3D version.
Aside from that, I enjoyed the movie. It won’t win any Oscars. It’s just what it looks like in the previews – an action movie involving Greek gods. The acting was good. Liam Neeson was fantastic as Zeus (though I am partial to Liam Neeson is most any movie I’ve seen him in.) Ralph Fiennes did a remarkable job as Hades. His character may be the highlight of the movie. (Though one inconsistency that caught my ear was his pronunciation of “Perseus”. He started by rhyming ‘seus’ with ‘Zeus’ – one syllable, then later switched to ‘se-us’ – two syllables. I have a bad habit of nitpicking at movies though.) Sam Worthington played the part of Perseus, the hero. As far as action starts go, he did a fine job. Gemma Arterton was radiant as Io. She is my new “actress to watch” ever since I saw her as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. She just might be a reason for me to eventually see Prince of Persia when it comes out…but Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan just doesn’t fit, in my mind. But I digress.
When you see this movie, don’t think too hard about the plot. That should be obvious in any action movie, but this one was particularly predictable. I don’t know if I’m getting better at predicting plots in my old age, or if I’m just seeing/reading more poorly written material lately. I am almost never able to predict what is going to happen, but there were parts of this that were so painfully obvious, the conflict leading up to it almost seemed pointless. And there are characters who are there for the sole reason of giving the bad guys someone to kill other than the hero.
Overall, I give this movie 2.5 our of 5 stars. If you want a fun, mindless action movie, this might be the movie for you.
Here’s an article that explains some big changes that were made, and may be part of the reason why I didn’t like the movie very much.
Oh, and if you’ve seen the original, there is something in this that you will get a kick out of.