Movie Review: Clash of the Titans
What do you get when you get a good looking guy with a name for himself to play as the hero, add it with tons of 3D effects, and action scenes? Normally, a Hollywood blockbuster. However, this can’t be said the same for Clash of the Titans.
An attempt to remake the 1981 classic, Louis Leterrier’s version of Clash of the Titans didn’t really exceed the expectations everyone thought it was going to be. The effort of paying homage to the classic was evident here.
They even gave the steam punk owl a cameo in the movie. Nonetheless, it wasn’t as interesting as we all thought it was going to be.
All the best parts of the original movie were taken out, and were replaced with all new stuff, leaving it more action-packed but without any depth into the story.
True, the convenient parts were when the movie would explain the background story of a certain character, like how Calibos became the way he was or how Zeus became the”top god”, Poseidon became the god of the seas, and how Hades was sent to the Underworld. Still, it wasn’t enough to pull you into the movie to make you want to invest or engage on the characters.
Also, the flow of the story was too fast. Watching the movie, you start to say, “What? They’re already at the dessert? But the movie just started ten minutes ago,” and then realize it’s already half over.
Who doesn’t love a star-studded cast? With Sam Worthington, star of Cameron’s Avatar with the role of Jake Sully, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson in the cast, how could you go wrong?
Well, maybe the choices for the actors weren’t bad decisions for the movie, but it did make it seem that this is just another opportunity for Worthington to get seen. Also, it is evident that Worthington has been watching Dark Knight over and over again.
Really, what kind of an old century Greek warrior says, “Don’t look this bitch in the eyes”? Ease up on the Russell Crowe accent as well, Worthington, we don’t need another gladiator.
Sometimes, filling up a movie with special effects isn’t always the best option to go for. Most people didn’t even realize that the movie was in 3D until the last few minutes of the movie.
Obviously, quality-wise at least, we can’t compare the 1981 version to the 2010 version and see who has the better special effects. Sure, the original version was just filled with clay animation and a whole lot of patience, but it worked for that movie during the 1980’s.
The creatures were all digitally placed into the scenes, thus making them look flat and unrealistic as it already ever was.
If you’re into the whole Greek mythology stuff, then don’t watch this movie. Or if you’re the type of person who enjoys watching sweaty guys rolling around in the sand with one-liners that pass of as barely funny, then your ticket is not wasted here.