Rogan and I rented the recent remake of "Clash of the Titans" the other night to watch on DVD.
I'm not going to attempt an indepth critique of the film - reviews were never part of my skill set. Oh I could tell you it was crap, but no one would invite me on to their movie show for such a simplistic assessment.
However, what really surprised me about this film was the DVD cover.
SPOILER ALERT - if you plan on seeing the film and don't want the plot revealed, don't read any further.
Are you still reading? Well, it won't make any difference anyway, because the biggest spoiler is the cover of the DVD itself.
Basic points of plot tension.
1. The Kraken is going to destroy Argos (the ancient Greek city, not the high street store and catalogue). How can they possibly stop it? Don't look at the DVD cover, because it will give away the answer.
2. They have discovered the only way to stop the Kraken is to use the gaze of Medusa (who turns all living creatures to stone with her eyes). Will they find Medusa? Don't look at the DVD cover, because it will give away the answer.
3. Medusa is busy killing off the members of the group. Will our hero, Perseus, manage to kill Medusa and take her head? Don't look at the DVD cover, because it will give away the answer.
4. Perseus has Medusa's head safely in a bag. Will he be able to get back to Argos in time to hold the head aloft and destroy the Kraken? Don't look at the DVD cover, because it will give away the answer.
This weekend we're planning on renting Valkyrie, which is about an assassination attempt by German officers on Hitler, some 9 months before Hitler committed suicide in the bunker in 1945.
The big question is, will they succeed...?