Thursday, 19 April 2012

Blu Ray Tuesday #22

And so it is with a sad heart, I must announce the shelving of Blu Ray Tuesdays.  I am swapping shifts with another nurse and instead of doing every other Tuesday, I’ll now be doing EVERY Tuesday.  Which means I won’t be home in time to enjoy the wonders of BRT.  Hopefully the Roomies and I will be able to do some other movie thing but for now… this is the last BRT post.  (Ouch, writing that makes my heart hurt!)

The movie:

immortals

The menu: Fancy pizza- chicken AND bacon!

Well, I guess I am ending in true BRT fashion.  This movie was AWFUL!  And it’s hard to say that, you know?  It has so many things that I love in it: beautiful visuals, Henry Cavill, Henry Cavill shirtless and Greek mythology.  Yet, somehow it ends up being a total hot mess.  So disappointing.

I was so excited when I heard they were making this movie.  Theseus is one of my favourite heroes in mythology and my home girl/goddess Athena is like front and centre of the story.  When I heard they were making the movie in a style reminiscent of ‘300’, I rejoiced.  And I believe I may have mentioned once or twice, I have serious mad love for Henry Cavill. 

Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I knew nothing of Greek mythology.  I spent all two hours of this movie going “WHAT?!??!”.  I frightened the dog I was looking after because I yelled at the TV so often.  I couldn’t enjoy it, I was so irritated.  And aside from that, there were other ridiculous annoyances that just added to the all encompassing belief I have that this movie is terrible.  For example, if your superhero power that can save the world is your virginity- you don’t give it up- even if the dude is Henry Cavill.  Also, the movie was boring.  I don’t know how they made a movie with swords in it boring, but they did.

Recommended?: No.  I’m getting harsh in my old age!

4 comments:

Katie said...

I'm so sad to hear about the end of Blu Ray Tuesdays! Do you think it could move to another day of the week?

It's kind of hilarious to end on such a bad movie, though. I'll definitely be avoiding this one!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Awwww...I'll miss your BRT posts! But I suppose I'll adjust :p I'm glad it was awful...because I thought it may be just based on the previews/trailers they were showing for it. I'm not HAPPY it was bad since you were hoping it was good though. That made sense in my head. People try so hard with Greek mythology...Percy Jackson didn't try so hard...and it was the best! BUT Logan Lerman is the cutest ever.

PS - I know you're busy with your Send Something Good stuff BUT I was going to try and email you soon so hopefully you have time to read it! :)

Abigail said...

Haven't seen this film, but I can totally relate to hating things when you know too much of the mythology/history and then the movie totally screws it up.

So sad to hear of the last ever Blu-Ray Tuesday. Hopefully you'll find a replacement soon!

And I WILL send you an e-mail in reply! I will! Soon! I hope.

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

LOL. Okay, this reminded me of being dragged to see The Clash of the Titans last year. I thought I would die of boredom/annoyance!

Also, virginity is not a superpower. Someone should really let Hollywood know.