Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Clash of the Titans - 2010

Directed by Louis Leterrier, Warner Brothers, 2010, Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Nesson, Ralph Fiennes.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy.

With all due respect to the film makers of this Clash of the Titans, I knew I wasn’t going to like this film before I hit play this past weekend. I am one of the thousands of kids who saw the original way back in 1981 and thought it was one of the best movies ever made at the time(I was 11).

With that said – I have a feeling if I hadn’t seen and worshiped the original Clash of the Titans, I still wouldn’t have liked this film. However, my 11 year old son did. What a clash of the generations in our household...I suppose it was made for his age group and those who hadn’t seen the first one. It is a great story and perhaps needed to be told again in an updated version. I will admit the first one doesn’t really hold up. The audiences of today are more savvy and spoiled with the great technology of these action-packed adventures.

However, I found the current one to be over indulgent in practically everything, from the hair and make-up, to the fight scenes, and to the over acting by most of the cast. And why did Perseus (Sam Worthington) have a shaved head when everyone else had dreads to overly curled hair?

Favorite thing: The homage to something from the original.

Least favorite thing: The hair and make-up. Very distracting.

Possibility of a sequel? I don’t think so but I have feeling in 30 years there might be another remake.

Did the previews ruin it? Not really.

Rating: PG-13
Length: 106 minutes

Review: 3 out of 10

3 comments:

Angela said...

I loved the movie... Totally predictable but still entertaining. I watched it in HD and regular and it is much better in HD for fight scenes. Obviously not as good as original but much better technology, graphics and costume. I just wish the owl made more of an appearance. If u watch it... Do so in HD!

Heather said...

I found the acting stale and the film overly ambitious. That's big coming from someone who has vowed to watch every film with cutieSam Worthington in it from now until the end of time.

I like your blog concept. Very good!

Tired of Previews said...

Heather - I agree with you. Yes, he is a cutie but the film just went way too over the top. I would have liked to have seen him with some more hair too - just not the overkill curls ;-)
Thanks for commenting.