Saturday, April 10, 2010

Peter Travers Review of CLASH OF THE TITANS

SHOOT: I liked this flick, didn't think I would [see below the fold] then went onto WIKI to find out about Greek Mythology and of course there's very little that matches the movie version. I do think the effects are gorgeous, although the flick feels like a mismash of Lord of the Rings, Troy and Gladiator. It's definitely better than Troy, the other two, not so sure. Worthington does a workman's performance, Medusa is a winner and some of the godesses are definitely worth a second glance.
My score: 7/10

Release the Kraken and any other demon from hell you can conjure from Greek mythology for being mythically dull, dragass and devoid of wit. No way will I make a case for the first Titans in 1981, but at least the fabled Ray Harryhausen created magnificent monsters. This remake, directed by Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk), purports to be in 3D, but was actually retrofitted to exploit the appetite for the extra dimension fostered by the success of Avatar. So you'll be paying up to six bucks extra for a ticket to wear 3D glasses you don't need. Take off your glasses during a movie actually filmed in 3D and you'll see a blurry image. Take off your glasses during Clash of the Titans and everything looks normal.

The film is a sham, with good actors going for the paycheck and using beards and heavy makeup to hide their shame. For that Avatar feeling, there's Sam Worthington as Perseus, the bastard son of a human mother and the god Zeus (Liam Neeson at his most bombastic).
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1 comment:

Sharky said...

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-It Came From Beneath The Sea
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