Friday, August 10, 2012

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 fantasy film remake of the 1981 film by the same name. It's directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. This was great fun. I liked the brief appearance of the mechanical owl as an homage to the previous film.


Moria says, "If the sole reason to conduct a remake is to improve the special effects then it surely seems to miss the point of a film." Stomp Tokyo closes with this:
Is this a terrible movie? Far from it. In fact, in some ways, it's an improvement on the original. (Not saying much, I know.) But at the same time, this should have been a lot more fun than it is.
Slant Magazine opens by saying,
Louis Leterrier's update of Desmond Davis's Clash of the Titans is catnip for boys who worship Michael Bay, James Cameron, George Lucas, and Roland Emmerich as gods.
Roger Ebert says, "So do I recommend the movie? Yes, if you intuit that this review is affectionate and have the same tolerance for goofy Greek gods as I do." It has a score of 28% at Rotten Tomatoes, but surely they're just not considering the fun factor.

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