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Clash of the Titans

Watched this in 2D. Because I promised myself I wouldn't watch a converted 3D film.

My knowledge of Greek mythology is quite rusty, and I'm not really sure if this film (or the original 1981 version) is true to the original tales. I'm betting it isn't. Oh well.

I wouldn't want to dwell too much on reviewing this particular film. It's a fantasy film, and thanks to the wonders of technology, it is able to show things that the 1981 version could only dream of. So for that, I would like to do a comparative analysis of both films, but maybe in a future post, as the summer heat is making me too lethargic.

Anyway, here are my rants:

Jason Flemyng: You're a great actor, but you look hideous here.

Sam Worthington: You are too pop. Can you do a a rom-com next time, or a serious drama?

Liam Neeson: You will always be Liam Neeson. Everything you say sounds like Liam Neeson. I mean, I don't think you're even acting. Even Qui-Gon Jinn sounds like Liam Neeson. Now unless you convince me that you can become Hannibal in The A-Team, I'm afraid you will always be Liam Neeson.

Ralph Fiennes: Now for me, this is the only worthy performance in the entire movie. Ralph Fiennes is pure heart.

Now for all the rest of the actors, you've seen them in one film or another. Perseus' father was the priest in Romeo + Juliet. Cassiopeia was Atia of the Julii in Rome (she looks less hot here). One of the funny brothers was that cop in The Kingdom. Io was a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace. And so on.

And finally: The Gorgon was okay. The Kraken was ugly. And the scorpions were awesome.

PS: The face-off between Zeus and Hades reminded me of...Schindler's List. What?

*some info from IMDb

Clash of the Titans. USA. 2010.

Rating: Six out of ten.
Scorpion battle scene: Eight out of ten.


gotterdammerung said...

geeps, titans, much like the 1981 film, departs from traditional mythology, but only perhaps to calibrate the storytelling for modern palates, e.g. pegasus was originally supposed to spring forth from the decapitated medusa, perseus himself undertakes the quest to kill the gorgon in order to win andromeda's hand. the deviation is at least more or less consistent between the 1981 and 2010 films

Wow thank you for that refresher. :-D

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