Friday, April 9, 2010

Movie review: Clash of the Titans (2010)

Saw the new version on opening day. Wish I hadn't. I've said before that remakes are rarely as good as the original. (A-Team is coming out in June, and I might be tempted with that. The trailer looks really good. Course so did the trailer for this.)

I had high hopes I tell you! But I lost valuable writing time! I could have saved myself the money, too, though luckily I didn't pay for the 3D since I've heard it wasn't worth it. Movies made 3D after the fact rarely are.

Clash of the Titans disappoints!

I was a big fan of the orignal; hey I was a kid and I thought all the neat claymation effects were cool. I had really high hopes for the CGI 2010 version and boy was I let down. To begin; the mythology is WRONG half the time. I hate that - don't these people at least go on Wiki and look things up? The guy playing Perseus had no depth. Okay, sure this is an action movie and character development is usually on the thin side but Clash was on the invisible side!

The story of Clash of the Titans (original) centered around a hero's journey to go from simple man to demigod and test the limits of your smarts, strength and determination. The only limit testing in the 2010 version was my patience! Sam Worthington's performance was beyond hollow and bordered on being a cardboard cutout. The kraken special effects even disappointed!

"Release the kraken!" is an immortal line in cinema and the 2010 Clash of the Titans reduced it to "Release me from this seat!"

3 comments:

Lisa Lane said...

I had my doubts about this remake to begin with, but I also had my hopes.... Thanks for sparing me the admission fee. I own the original on DVD, and I have watched the movie numerous times since I first saw it as a child.

This just goes to show that some classics just cannot be remade, regardless of the progression of contemporary special effects.

They're remaking the A-Team, eh? I was a big fan growing up. I sure hope they do justice to it.

I saw that A Nightmare on Elm Street has now been remade. All I can say about that is, "why?" Is it really already that dated?!

Isabel Roman said...

Lisa, I saw a trailer for the A-team and have to say, I'm really tempted. They didn't make it stupid like Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky and Hutch, or (shudder) Land of the Lost. I didn't really like Nightmare on Elm Street when I first saw it, I refuse, REFUSE! to see it this go round.

Save yourself the headache and the time. Watch the original Clash of the Titans instead. At least that had a plot. :)

K. A. Laity said...

"I lost valuable writing time!" HA HA HA -- god, it's great being a writer, isn't it? Everything revolves around that addiction! :-D

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