Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans


Louis Leterrier's (The Incredible Hulk) remake of the 1981 film about the hero Perseus (Worthington), born of a god but raised as a man, helpless to save his family from Hades (Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Neeson) and unleash hell on Earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds, battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, including Medusa and the Kraken.... More

Filming took place in Wales and the Canary Islands, with aerial photography in Iceland and Ethiopia.Hide

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I had trouble keeping my eyelids open during Clash of the Titans, a movie so uninteresting that I forgot the purpose of the hero’s quest. This remake of a 1981 adventure might intend to be the first blockbuster of the year, but instead flops out as a dingy, woefully 3D-ified plod through ancient Greece, just as tired as the original looks today.

I was mostly looking forward to the monsters, since director Louis Letterier impressed with his muscular smack down at the end of The Incredible Hulk. Alas, a letdown on this front. The scorpion skirmish barely registers, mainly because the staging is so crummy, and even though Medusa’s lair is really interesting, the creature herself isn’t.

A big irritation here is the mediocre 3D effect. This is not the state-of-the-art 3D that James Cameron unveiled with Avatar. This is the quick-fix, make-a-buck technique cooked up to cash in on the latest trend. The last-minute conversion into three dimensions from standard footage is one of the least convincing examples of the technology that I’ve seen, with sweeping wide shots across mountains wavering as if you’ve taken too much cough medicine.

I’d imagine that seeing it in 2D, how it was originally envisaged, would be a more enjoyable experience. There are fun moments. Sam Worthington, for example, makes good use of his Ocker accent. But measured competency hardly makes for a good movie. This clash is more like a mild ‘pressing together’.Hide

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Whether in two or three dimensions - this is just garbage Not since TRANSFORMERS 3D have I endured such an unrelenting, tedious, brain-numbing, sickening headache of a mess of a movie. Just one word: "Why..." No, make that two: "bother?" If this is a "popcorn movie" then I must be allergic to popcorn - cos as a movie lover I never thought I'd be so pleased to get out of the cinema!'re making a sequel?!?!!! WTF?!

If it had actors that were more attractive it would have been plausible.

I loved it! such Fun such a lot of great affects!Its campy and in 3D its even better. I loved the fact that therewas a creature that could turn people to stone!!! I loved her! If only I had those powers! Great Stuff! Loved it!

i thought that it was a good movie, but the story wasnt as great as i thought it would be. they didnt stick very well to the perseus myth so that kinda ruined it for me, but i liked how they did it

Typical low-rent sword and sandal stuff:
Blokes in short skirts with bulging thighs? Check.
Gorgeous women in peril? Check.
Ludicrous CGI monsters? Check.
Decent plot? Dang! Medusa got to it first - turned to stone, along with the acting.
Very much by-the-numbers stuff with glaring plot holes - glad I didn't spend the extra to see it in 3D!

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  • Poorly written nonsense, but lovers of beefcake action will be happy enough with the heroes gymnastically vaulting monsters and slicing and dicing their way around the ancient world. An extra star for Ralph Fiennes, who is a god. Full Review

  • A popcorn movie that reaches back to the fantasy epics of old and forward into the digital future, where the word "unimaginable" no longer exists Full Review

  • Big sets, wall-to-wall mayhem and hi-tech pixelry only go so far in a movie sure to leave anyone with fond memories of the original feeling shortchanged. It’s proof, too, that 3D can’t simply be tacked on as an afterthought. Full Review

  • Australian actor Sam Worthington’s having quite a ride. He’s been a futuristic Terminator, an Avatar on Pandora and now he’s a demigod on the warpath. Full Review

  • First cab off the ranks in the blockbuster stakes is this remake of the 1981 classic Clash of the Titans - this time, it stars Avatar's Sam Worthington. Full Review

  • This "Titans" reboot merely demonstrates that building a more elaborate mousetrap doesn't necessarily produce a more entertaining one. Full Review