Sunday 4 April 2010

Film: Clash Of The Titans

Avatar's Sam Worthington heads the cast in this remake of the
fondly remembered 1981 movie of the same name.

The story has been dumbed down to a simple tale of revenge as Perseus (Worthington) sets about killing God of the underworld Hades (Ralph Finnes) after the death of his family.

Lots of battles with CGI monsters ensue including Medusa who isn't as scary as the 1981 version. Memories of Krull and The Beastmaster come flooding back and this is at times very enjoyable but severely lacks depth.

Worthington is completely miscast as the Greek hero. His Australian accent and GI Joe haircut are out of place and the fact that all around tower over him doesn't help. This is also a totally wooden performance lacking charisma, saved only by support from Liam Neeson, Liam Cunningham and Mads Mikkelsen.

Overall this is still a fun film but even a fleeting apearance by Bubo the mechanical owl from the original doesn't up the charm factor.

Ric's Rating: 58%


  1. the wee fella's been pestering me to take him to see this one. Did you go 3D?

  2. Hi Michael,
    No, unfortunately my local cinema doesn't have a 3d screen and the city centre is always over crowded. It is a fun film so I'd say you should take the wee man and if you go 3d you can let me know if you feel it added to it.

  3. I've also expected that this movie will be a bit coldish, although I adore epics and history. I expect Tarsem's WAR OF GODS to correct these mistakes next year.

  4. Hi Dezmond,
    Just looked that one up. I agree, it sounds promising.

  5. I was disappointed as well. The movie lacked heart and Worthington was such a one dimensional character.

  6. Hi Alex,
    I doubt Worthington's current Hollywood status will last if this performance is anything to go by.


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