Clash of the Titans – Sam Worthington – Movie Review
published April 4, 2010
of the Titans
So it’s a race to
We get one remake.
That eliminates one film that can be remade. So the next one, it seems to be a natural law, will be worse than the last. So we keep going down
and down and down.
Clash of the
Titans is an uneasy and
possibly unholy mix of Greek mythology and popcorn movie. Watching it is like watching a film out of the fifties. No one will mistake the
dialogue for Sophocles. The language seems to be borrowed from another film character directed by Louis Leternier, The Incredible Hulk.
The mythic storyline
is fairly straightforward. The city of Argos is in revolt against the Greek gods on Olympus. To punish their insolence, Zeus gives the god of
the Underworld, Hades, permission to release the beast known as the Kraken and demand the sacrifice of the princess Cassiopeia. The only hope
is a half-god, half-man named Perseus (Avatar’s Sam Worthington), who happens to be wandering
around the city at the right time.
If you’re going to
do this, you might as well do the action well. It’s quite good, particularly the scene in which Perseus and pals seek to take the serpent head
of Medusa. In addition, the advances in effects help tremendously over the original, in particular for the flying horse Pegasus, quite smooth
The film continues
the Curious Case of Sam Worthington, an Australian actor who likely will be in three significant box office hits, including the biggest hit of
all time, and still not be a recognizable star. Will he become a star before he successfully emotes? Vegas certainly could put out a wager.
Clash of the
Titans has 3-D, but barely.
I can hardly tell you where or when. While having depth in the field of vision is one thing, depth in characters or story are not the