Clash of the Titans
May 10, 2010
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Director: Lewis Leterrier
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan/Travis Beacham/Phil Hay/Matt Manfredi
Producers: Basil Iwanyk/Kevin De La Noy/Richard D. Zanuck
Starring: Sam Worthington/Ralph Fiennes/Liam Neeson/Gemma Arterton
BBFC Certification: 12
Duration: 112 minutes
In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, 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 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, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.
“Damn. The. Gods!”…Damn. Hollywood!
Clash of the Titans is a remake of the original movie from the eighties, when you’re reading this review, take in mind that I haven’t seen the original movie. Almost everything about this movie was boring. The story was quite bad as I found myself drifting in and out of the movie, unable to pay much attention to it. The acting wasn’t very good as half of the cast looked like they didn’t want to be there and just tried their best to hide that fact. The characters were quite boring and you didn’t care for any of them at all. The direction wasn’t bad but I can’t say the same for the script, as that was terribly boring. The only positive thing I can say about this movie is the battles, which were quite entertaining and were executed quite well. The CGI was okay as well, it wasn’t terrible but it weren’t all that great.
Hollywood has done it yet again by making another pointless remake. Clash of the Titans will please some but not others. If you like CGI battles and don’t care about anything else, then I think this will be the movie for you. However, if you like a good story and good acting, then you might not like this. I normally like both, I love a story to grip me and I also like great action or CGI scenes but unfortunately for this movie, one outweighs the other. The story bored me so much as did the characters, it felt like the actors was bored doing their roles sometimes. However, the CGI was pretty good and the action scenes were executed well but they weren’t enough to cover the fact it had a tedious and terrible story. It’s a movie with a bad story and terrible characters, which are covered up with CGI battle scenes. If the original is anything like this, I don’t think I’d like to watch it.
It was too long and the story was boring. However, the movie perked up a little with some good action scenes.