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!"