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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 (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.
"Release the Kraken!" Ah, it could only be Clash of the Titans, the 2010 remake that retains the instruction to unleash the great beastie from the sea. The 1981 original boasted Ray Harryhausen's legendary stop-motion technique of animating various mythological creatures--it was his final feature project--and given the cornball approach of the movie in general, that was the main draw. The remake supplies new state-of-the-art special effects (it was released in theaters in 3-D) and a nicely muscular sense of momentum. Sam Worthington (the Avatar guy) plays Perseus, a demigod who doesn't know that Zeus (Liam Neeson) is his father. Perseus is selected to lead an expedition to find and slay the Medusa, lest Zeus's evil brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes, in fine slinking mode) rain down misery upon a seaport--and you just know that means the Kraken is coming. Ye gods, it's a mess, and we haven't even mentioned the witches and the harpies and the giant scorpions. But if we did, it would be clear that Clash of the Titans is a perfectly dandy popcorn epic, unpretentious and punchy. Director Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2) gets a fine rhythm going during Perseus's trek, and you can even forgive the hokey shafts-of-light-through-clouds look of Olympus. Leterrier also had the good sense to import the marvelous Danish star Mads Mikkelsen to provide mentoring duties to Perseus; Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos fulfill the eye-candy roles. It's up to individual viewers to choose which they prefer--Harryhausen's magically hand-wrought creations (his Medusa sequence is an absolute killer) or the 21st century's slick computer-generated variations. But nostalgia aside, it would be hard to deny that this is one case where the remake tops the original. --Robert Horton
My 10th Grade high school students really enjoyed this story of Greek Mythological characters and creatures. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mary P. Lyne
As a whole people have a difficult time accepting help whether it be from friend or foe. Generally speaking, a person carries emotional baggage with them that affects their... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Matthew Carter
I was a big fan of Clash of the Titans old version when I was a child. Now my son is enthralled with this version. Special effects are great!Published 20 days ago by T. Woodard
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|Bad Reviews, But Was it Entertaining?||
I'm like you. At least when it comes to judging entertainment. I didn't see this movie at the theater. I, probably will wait until the price comes down then purchase it. I too want to be entertained when I watch a movie, same goes for video games. I don't like to go into some cerebral mind set... Read More
Jul 15, 2010 by WildOat | See all 16 posts
|Clash of the Titans Blu Ray - Is there a sneak peak of the new "Green...||
you might be better off just going to apple trailers for the latest green lantern trailers. i just got tron legacy bluray and most of their sneak peeks are movies that are coming within a couple of months like cars 2 and pirates 4. so sneak peek of a movie more than a year apart would be a stretch.
May 3, 2011 by vindicator | See all 2 posts
to order to market the blu ray version. Keep in mind that blu ray is replacing dvd format and dvd will be a thing of the past in 2011. Hate it or not blu ray is the new standard.
Jul 29, 2010 by Jacob Montalvo | See all 2 posts
|If this movie is so bad, why are people buying it?||
I am a 30 year old female and I normally love movies like this. I can't say that I hated the movie, but it certainly didn't live up to the hype. I expected amazing special effects and, honestly, it didn't really deliver for me. I would recommend renting the movie before buying it. I saw it in... Read More
Jul 28, 2010 by relbeis | See all 24 posts
|Not as bad as people say||
i tried to watch the original too before watching the new one, but since i had no nostalgia of it prior, almost couldnt bear to finish it at all.
i think its good they didnt remake it exactly scene for scene and instead went and added new elements and directions with this one.
May 2, 2011 by vindicator | See all 2 posts
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