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Avg. Rating: 3
If you loved the original Clash of the Titans...spare yourself.
If you loved the original Clash of the Titans you will absolutely hate this remake. You'll hate this remake even if you DIDN'T see the original. I've seen B horror movies better than this.
Why? In no particular order...
1. The dialogue is campy. I saw this in the theater (waste of money), and the audience was laughing at parts that weren't meant to be funny, because they couldn't believe this made it out for public viewing.
2. The cheesy comedic relief characters are stereotypical, completely pointless, and stupid. The original didn't need comedic relief characters to keep the audience somewhat entertained because IT WAS AWESOME. (and it had the owl!)
3. There is hardly any resemblence to the Greek mythology- granted, the original wasn't 100% accurate but it didn't stray so far or make up/add so many disparate elements (wooden djinns? really?).
4. When Perseus is riding Pegasus on city streets (when they are using a real horse versus the flying CGI one) the folded wings look like something a highschool student could make at home and attach to a horse. You'd think they'd use some of their special-effects budget to make more than a half-hearted attempt. I guess they used it all up on Hades.
6. Medusa is entirely CGI. Not my biggest gripe about her. In the original she was ugly, just like she is suppose to be according to the mythology. In the remake they even briefly go over the story of Medusa, how she was changed from a beautiful woman to a horribly ugly monster...then they proceed to contradict themselves with her- she has the upper body/face of a playboy bunny (with snake hair albeit), and a snake lower body. Horrific monster? Hardly.
The only two things I liked about this movie was how Hades would appear (don't EVEN get me started on how they decided to throw the original's storyline out concerning him), and the Kraken. That's it.
I wouldn't even really deign to call this a remake- it changes the storyline completely, and the only thing they have in common is the characters' names. I mean c'mon, where's Bobo the owl? Oh yeah, Perseus picks him up out of box, asks what it is, and throws him back in the box.
This was physically painful for me to sit through. I guess Laim Neeson and Ralph Fiennes had to pay some bills, because I can't imagine why else they would agree to be in this POS.
AWESOME! Great sword and sandals action epic!
This was an action movie... A FANTASTIC action movie! I went to the cinemas and paid to see this movie several times because it brought Greek mythology to life on the big screen in a way that has NEVER been done before. No, the acting was not Oscar-worthy. I'm sorry folks, but get over it. Not every movie must be an indie masterpiece with riveting acting from unknown foreigners. That's what film festivals are for. Some films are made for the acting, some for the artistic eye, some for the point of jerking tears from sobbing eyes, but some are for pure entertainment.
Luckily, this movie has a good taste of some of those other attributes as well, but with a gnashing, string-heavy, and edgily-strung score by Ramin Djawadi (whose previous works include Iron Man, Prison Break, and others), beautiful filming locations in Scandinavia and the Canary Islands, as well as gritty, epic, action scenes, this movie is a sheer delight as far as action blockbusters go.
There is a reason it made nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Go see it for yourself. True, not everybody liked what they saw, but if the dislikes outweighed the likes as far as movie viewers go, you would see more of a Ghost Rider dud effect (which garnered just over 200 million worldwide) on the box office numbers, which is clearly not present in this awesome sword and sandals romp.
No, it is not an intelligent Bourne-type thriller, nor is it an Avatar-grade special effects bonanza, but it is convincing and EXTREMELY enjoyable for what it is... a mythological action quest of epic proportions, and a fair and non-condescending re-imagining of the 80's original. I could not ask for anything more from the best mythological epic made in a very long time!
I saw the orignal Clash of the Titans when I was very little, and even back then, I knew I wanted more. When I grew up a bit, like say, in middle school, I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted a remake of the film that was so cheesy and yet so lovable. Sooo more than a decade later, I finally got my wish-or not.
The remake of Clash is appallingly bad, and not in a cheesy way. It is just bad. Everything about it is worthless. The characters are pointless and have no redeaming qualities, the Gods are completely underutalized. The plot is non-existant and really doesn't make any sense. Andromeda may as well have been written out of the script since her appearance in the film had NO purpose. The CGI is OK but man do I wish for the old Medusa. The list goes on and on. The acting is the only saving grace here. And I'm pretty much talking about Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. They commanded the screen in their small, pointless roles. Sam Worthington does a good job, but nobody CARES about his character. He comes off as arrogant and unworthy of anything.
There is no soul to this film. It is just bits of action scenes sewn together for entertainment purposes. I was so frustrated and aggravated after the ending because after literally years of hoping and waiting, the final outcome is just plain garbage. Perhaps my expectations were too high but maybe if the creators spent more time on the actual plot and less on trying to make this film 3D, then just maybe it would have turned out decent. Or maybe not.
TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE movie. A true waste of time & money.
So many things wrong with this movie...let's just start with what it is. It's basically an excuse to see Sam Worthington get dressed up in a Greek-looking costume. There's really nothing more to it than a bunch of well-overused battle scenes and movie cliches cobbled together around short spasms of rock and roll music. The mythology is ludicrously incorrect, including pairing Perseus up with Io, his own ancestor, instead of Andromeda, who might as well not even be in the movie. Heck, I was even rooting for the Kraken to eat her and him, too, dang Perseus. The mumbo-jumbo about "somebody's got to stand up to the Gods" is such nonsense as to be absurd, especially considering that Perseus would have died about ten minutes into the movie without Zeus' help. Or, as both he and Hades tell everyone, before that, considering that they provide the oxygen supply. The acting was profoundly awful, too. This is one of the most disappointing movies I've ever seen.
too long of a story to dwell on special effects
While the special effects of Clash of the Titans were, by all means, spectacular, the lack of story is a portrayal of what Hollywood is creating to entertain the viewers. The viewers, in a sense, are getting what they wanted from this film, intense action sequences with superb special effects. Seeing that violent battle scenes and special effects are what sell, the makers of this movie decided to scrap any story that could have been made to make room for more excessively detailed monsters and environments. This movie and movies like it (2012, Transformers 2, Ninja Assassin, etc.) had potential (excluding Ninja Assassin) to be smart, well told stories that would 'wow' the audience but at the same time, have some substance so that it could be enjoyed by a wider audience. This movie is one of the reasons I wish Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and many other directors (Guy Ritchie(Lock, Stock, and Two Smokin' Barrels), Martin Scorsese (The Departed)) would never take a break from there work so that the public could continue (or start, depending on the person) to see that films aren't just a means of entertainment, but a form of art.
This doesn't really have anything to do with what I'm reviewing, so. . .
I didn't really like this film. It had potential, the cast was for the most part good, and its based off a story. I mean, how do you screw up story?
PS- I listed Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and Martin Scorsese because they create films that are extremely well done and intellectual, and have lots of violence.
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