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
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
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 /
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.