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Review: Clash of the Titans

by sam

Perseus - Sam Worthington

I LOVED the original Clash of the Titans film so I was hoping for big things from the Louis Leterrier remake.  You’ve got Greek mythology, Liam Neeson and a pair of 3D glasses… Surely a recipe for success?

I have to say they did almost get there.

Myths, monsters and a good cast did make for an epic adventure. Leterrier brings the story smoothly into this century with some sizable special effects and 3D technology but thankfully keeps true to the original film, giving it the same overall vibe. I’m trying to pretend that the brief appearance of the mechanical owl wasn’t my favorite bit of the film… That’s not to say that it isn’t good but its the little details that give a film its edge. If you don’t know what I’m going on about you haven’t seen the original, which you must.

Clash of the Titans

The story starts with the birth of Perseus (Sam Worthington, Avatar) who is destined to settle the age old battle between the gods and man. When Zeus (Liam Neeson) and his brother Hades, the god of the Underworld, wage war on the city of Argos, Perseus is forced on a perilous journey, to eventually face the Kraken, a gargantuan beast wielded by Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and save the princess Andromeda. Perseus embarks on his quest accompanied by band of misfit soldiers and together with help from Io, Perseus’ guide they fight a plethora of unimaginable mythological monsters to stop evil overwhelming earth and the heavens. Pretty exciting stuff.

My one bugbear was the realisation of a pivotal character, Medusa. With the rest of the creatures looking so fantastic and realistic it was such a shame to be brought back to reality of the cinema by what looked like an unfinished computer game graphic.

Despite that it was a thoroughly enjoyable watch, heroic, fast paced and action packed. ?


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