Late post here. Recently bought my 3D Blu-ray of this and wondered what people here thought of it (thanks for your invaluable insight as always, Ralph
!). To be honest, I have to admit I wanted to love this movie when I took my 18-yr-old son to see it last December in a 3D theater but found myself dozing off a couple of times
. Even when feeling tired, if the movie is good this won't happen especially in a first-time viewing, so that's saying a lot. The purchase of this was because my son actually enjoyed it very much and so I bought it for him moreso than for me
In hindsight, I remember the fact that it was (purposefully, I think) a low-powered bulb projection which made the film darker than usual even for 3D. Also, I recall the sound not being good either. In fact, it was a theater we don't normally go to (a cheaper facility). I'm saying it does explain a lot, since I normally would enjoy this type of film more--I've always been a fan of Greek mythoi and I do remember it was visually great all things considered equal.
I'm now anxious to rewatch at home in 3D with volume cranked up, thanks to everyone's comments. Franin, as to your dislike for it, I can respect that. You and I have similar tastes, except you don't favor 3D, and I think this movie in particular benefits much from the added dimension, albeit converted. Plus, this one differs from 300 in the sense that the latter is (very roughly, of course) based on historical events and the former is pure mythology, I'm saying they require slightly different mindsets going in. I won't blame anyone (including me) for comparing them, though, as well as for doing so to Clash. Funny, I now think Clash would go 3rd in my book (300 1st, Immortals 2nd)
, and I still enjoyed that one quite a bit (Wrath is much better though, with stunning 3D
, so Clash could go as far as 4th!).
A very bad movie, IMHO, going for this type of thing, is Beowolf... Saw that IMAX 3D and, even though it wasn't I but rather a guy 3 or 4 seats away who was--literally--snoring (his female companion was constantly elbowing him out of it!
), bad, bad, bad movie! Again, YMMV...