Sunday, September 18, 2011

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Director: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Mads Mikkelsen

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Titans will clash.

Plot: The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? HELL, NO!!!

I just noticed that I never wrote this one up having watched it opening weekend. I'm going to make this one quick as I thought this one was behind me, it sucked and I don't want to waste any more of my time on this turd. It's insulting when comparing it to the 1981 classic. That one was grand adventure and loads of fun, not to mention Ray Harryhausen's amazing special effects. This new one removes Perseus's original motivation of falling in love with the princess and accepting the quest TO SAVE HER and it gives him daddy issues instead. So he doesn't want the help of the gods yet he accepts it several times? His whole agenda was to prove that he didn't need their help and that he could do these things on his own, without his father's intervention. Whatever.

I liked that they killed off his love interest halfway through the picture. Oh, wait, they couldn't even get that right 'cause they brought her back to life seconds before the credits rolled. Shit, that was weak. The special effects were OK but they lacked any excitement. Hey, look at the giant crabs. Yawn. Medusa was ridiculous. She was pretty. The thing I love about the '81 Medusa is that she's not only hideous to look at (see, she was a beautiful woman before cursed so it makes sense that she became ugly as hell) but the entire time she was on screen was some genuinely creepy and scary shit. This new one was too focused on how good the CGI looked and sacrificed any opportunity for scaring the bejesus out of the audience. You knew the consequence of looking at her but you didn't feel the fear. And that's what this picture boils down to, there's no heart and no sense of wonder and awe. It's an action movie with no life. Speaking of no life, how the fuck does Sam Worthington keep getting these huge-ass roles? He's nothing more than a guy who can hit the marks and say his lines. He knows the words but doesn't know the music. Fuck. I've spent more time on this than this picture is worth. Moving on...

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