Battle: Prince of Persia or Clash of the Titans?

I have recently been fortunate enough to attend more movies than usual. I’m a sucker for period pieces and I love history. I noticed “Clash of the Titans” and “The Prince of Persia:The Sands of Time” came out around the same time and they both are set during the same period in history.

So, I saw both.

To be totally honest, they both looked pretty terrible to me when I saw their trailers. However, I had more faith in “Clash” because I love the original and I believe Sam Worthington is a good leading man. “Persia” was produced by Disney and starred Jake Gyllenhaal (2 negatives, in my opinion). Needless to say, I watched “Clash” first.

I can sum up “Clash of the Titans” in two words: Epically Awful.

I mean…it was more than bad. The script was atrocious, the acting was horrible, and costumes looked cheesy. I had no emotional attachment to any character. People kept dying and I didn’t even care…I didn’t even know their names. Same Worthington was really really terrible. I’m still confused why Liam Neeson agreed to be in this movie (albeit, a small part).

Disgruntled and feeling somewhat robbed, I decided to catch “Persia” a few weeks later. My expectations were incredibly low. You know what? It wasn’t bad. Yes…I said it. It wasn’t bad. Maybe I was comparing it to how awful “Clash” was, but I actually enjoyed it. It ENTERTAINED me, which is what movies are supposed to do.

Now, don’t get me wrong. It was no “Gladiator.” I’m not even sure I’d say it is worth the $8-$10 for a ticket (few movies are). It was, however, much better than “Clash of the Titans.” If you love movies set in a historical background, you might even really love it (but keep in mind, it’s more fantasy than historical).

So, in the end, “The Prince of Persia” wins the battle.

I’m also pretty sure that in a fight between Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Worthington…Gyllenhaal would dominate.

Twilight bites its fangs into the MTV movie awards and dominates

Did you watch the 2010 MTV movie awards last night?

Whether you did or you didn’t, you would’ve seen that the Twilight crew dominated the whole show, which is eerily similar to last year. Out of 12 awards categories, they won 5 of them. I would say that that’s pretty good for a movie that wouldn’t dare to win an Academy Award, but the MTV awards are really not about the performance or the acting. It really is up to the fans, and obviously, the impeccable chests of Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner won out…

Are the movie awards becoming more of a beauty contest?

For a more comprehensive look at the awards and Twilight’s sweep, read this article.

Ferrell and Wahlberg chat about “The Other Guys”

Fans of Will Ferrell will get another dose of his outrageous comedy in the upcoming cop comedy The Other Guys, which is set for an August release date. And what’s more, Mark Wahlberg is making an appearance as his partner in crime.

Ferrell and Wahlberg play two New York City cops that don’t exactly get the most attention; they are always being overshadowed by another pair of hot-shots (played by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). But when the infamous pair is suddenly out of commission, the two bumbling officers get their chance to crack a big case.

Recently, a reporter from Cinemablend.com got to spend the day on The Other Guys set and chat with Ferrell and Wahlberg about their upcoming roles and how fun it was to work with the director and screenwriter. Go here to read the whole interview!

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