Clash of the Titans(2010)
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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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
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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BY adamatdramatrain superstar
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?!
BY Mike-Regan grader
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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