Published on March 31st, 2010 | by Lottie7
Moses, Voldemort and Godzilla Save Middle Earth
A remake of the 1981 film starring Laurence Olivier, Clash of the Titans is the tale of Perseus (Sam Worthington), demigod and son of Zeus who forges a battle with the humans to defeat Medusa, the mighty Kraken and a hoard of hellish beasts in order to save Argos (no, not that one) and the beautiful Princess Andromeda. Bored yet? I certainly was. I am not suggesting that this is the worst film of the year so far but it’s certainly the dullest.
Released in 3D, the effect of which is redundant, as it does not seem to be used to any great effect, the action sequences (surely the main draw for this movie) are lacklustre clumps of indistinguishable digital sequence. The script is as flat as Worthington’s acting. The only grace in the film is Irish Actor Liam Cunningham who manages a few chuckles through charm if not sheer desperation. Oh and Liam Neeson rocks a cool sparkly suit of armour.
The original “Clash of the Titans” enjoys cult status is only for it Ray Harryhausen trademark stop-motion animation style. This century’s 3D, “mega-effects” offering won’t be sharing that title of cult, classic or epic and will most likely be gracing the bargain bins of your local rental outlet before the year is out.