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This week's reviewed movie is:
Clash of the Titans




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber



I found this new version of Clash of the Titans not very impressive and so busy and overdone it gets visually tiresome.

This movie stretched my imagination so far out of shape I could not keep up with any plot and just watched every scene like it was a new action film, like the old-time cliffhanger serials.

It's dark grimy, and overly serious -- and more likely to induce boredom than a feeling of exhilaration.

If you have fond memories of the 1981 Clash of the Titans, keep them.

This version is in no way as good, despite the outstanding special effects.

While Liam Neeson and Ray Fiennes chew up the scenery with hammy acting, Sam Worthington mopes through his role as Perseus hoping the effects will somehow save his less-than-heroic performance.

It's another example of special effects getting in the way of good story-telling.

Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 film, and like its predecessor, the movie is an action fantasy adventure about gods, mortals, mythical creatures, and beasts.

The mythology is kept to a minimum and the action to a maximum with one key star-hero character advancing from one seemingly impossible challenge to another.

The flick can best be described as a re-imagination of the old, original spectacle.

This version focuses on the half-god / half-mortal hero.

This is a good popcorn movie, with a story that's hard to swallow.

But I found it moderately entertaining, even if it is flawed with its goofy Greek mythology elements.

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