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Clash of the Titans (2010 film)

A 2010 remake of the 1981 film, directed by Louis Leterrier

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Am I the only one who enjoyed this film?!?!

  • Jun 6, 2010
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After being on this site and checking out some of the reviews I came to a conclusion....I am one of the only people in America who enjoyed Clash of the Titans!!

The movie, as many of you know, follows the story of Perseus as he goes to kill Medusa and journeys to meet the three witches in order to slay the Kraken. The movie had a star studded cast with Liam Neeson, Ralph Finnes and Sam Worthington. With lots of special effects and an oppertunity to see this movie in 3D it made for a good way to pass the time.

Now I know alot of people are saying to avoid this movie but honestly I went to see it three times! Yes you read right, three times. I thought that it had a really decent plot and took a not so grand film and brought it into the 21st century.
 

I felt like Sam Worthington brought a level of emotion to the film that was needed. His charater was moody and sulkey and many times throughout the movie we were reminded that he wanted to complete the task as a man and not a god. For some this may have been slightly annoying but honestly, how would you feel if your family just died at the hands of a God only to turn around and find out that you are actually the son Zeus?
 

I think you might be a little upset!!

Liam Neeson brought a new kind of Godhead to Zeus. He commanded a powerful feeling that seemed to leave you in awe and Ralph Finnes is just made to play these kinds of parts. Dark and creepy instiling the feeling that Hades is not a God to mess with.

While the movie did lack a heavey plot line, it is one you can go to and not have to over think a whole lot. It is one of those films that you might go to see when you have some down time and deffinatly one you see when it comes out on video.

There is trully a much bigger story line that could be explored though. This moive kept it sort and sweet yet a three part movie could have been streched out of this. With the cast they had, a trilogy would have been awesome.
 

But like I said, for what it was, it was an excellent movie made only better by the cast.
 

~J~

 

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April 29, 2011
I liked the action and the humour of this flick. I never saw the original though. Sam Worthington awesome as always weather it be 9 foot tall blue alien, Prototype Infiltrator Unit or Brain washed 1960s CIA Agent.
 
August 04, 2010
I liked it ... just didn't love it like crazy. It felt like they squandered an opportunity to do something really fantastic, and focused far too much on the "money shots" (scorpion battles, etc.) and not enough on making us care about the characters. Like you said, Perseus was supposed to be passionate, angry or whatever, and sulky doesn't feel like passion.
 
June 13, 2010
I'll try not to go postal on you for referring to the beloved original as "not fo grand." Admittedly CLASH wasn't one of Harryhausen's best, but still...it's Harryhausen.
 
June 10, 2010
I enjoyed it. 3 out of 5. It wasnt the the greatest movie but it was good
 
June 10, 2010
Glad to see that you went against the grain and offered a differing opinion, lady!  Very cool review and makes me more likely to see it.  By the way, I noticed that you joined the hype movie community and I suggest that you add your review there by clicking on "Add to a Community" underneath the title of your review.  It will get more exposure there ;)  Thanks for sharing!
 
June 06, 2010
Love your title and no you weren't the only one who liked it. (@sniffcode here loved it) It did have a great "wow factor" (that Kraken looked awesome) but it just wasn't as clever as the original and deviates too much from the original source material which was Greek mythology. Great review! really enjoyed it. Oh, please join us in our little movie community TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE THE MOVIE HYPE  and you'll be in good company. It is a community for movie fans! Thanks for the review and thank you for reading my latest review on Splice.
June 07, 2010
Thanks for joining us, Lexie! Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions!
June 07, 2010
Thanks! I will keep that in mind and thanks for the comment!
June 11, 2010
William (Woopak) is an invaluable source of information on all things cinematic. Nice review by the way :)
 
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review by . April 02, 2010
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   Most of us know a little about Greek Mythology and even more of us have seen the 1981 classic film “Clash of the Titans” based on the tale of Perseus. Many would argue that the classic movie needed an update given our advancements of visual effects while many would say to leave the original film alone. I do think that the story of Perseus needs a film update, as long as it remains faithful to Greek Mythology. Ok, the 1981 film wasn’t 100% faithful to its source material, …
review by . July 19, 2012
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*1/2 out of ****    I'm starting to think it's nigh impossible to make a good "Clash of the Titans" movie. The first - and unfortunately not last - was from 1981 and failed to leave anything of an impression on me aside from a few yawns and my admiration for the stop-motion work that gives the film a great deal of its fans. Now there's the 2010 version, directed by Louis Leterrier, which really doesn't have much of a reason to exist other than to upgrade the visual thrills of …
review by . January 22, 2011
This film was stupid, poorly acted, essentially Hercules for adults, and was nothing but a mindless dumb action romp. But to be fair, that's all I was expecting. The movie is nothing more than a CGI action extravaganza and it has enough special effects to please a mainstream audience but the critic in me just kept holding me back. You know how some movies you just have to check your brain at the door for, well I just can't do that, and I feel that if I smashed myself several times in the …
review by . April 25, 2010
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review by . July 31, 2010
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   A long time ago there were big, chaotic, uncontrollable gods, the Titans, who ruled the Earth and gave birth to new gods who destroyed them and created man, in order to gain power from their worship.  But men, being men, resented the arbitrary whims of the gods and it was inevitable they'd fight back.  Hades, the god of the underworld, hit upon a plan to bring fear into the hearts of men so they'd worship again.  He'd release the Kraken, a giant sea monster, …
review by . April 06, 2010
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Greek Mythology gets a massive makeover in this overblown, but visally stunning adventure....
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review by . October 20, 2010
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The original Clash of the Titans is perhaps mostly remembered for its sheer corniness. This remake by the same name is certainly better and has amped up special effects. On the whole, I'd give it 3.5 stars. The movie does some things very well, such as the monsters. Medusa looks great and perfectly combines beauty and horror. Yet, I can't help but think that the directors wasted this opportunity to make a truly classic movie. Clash of the Titans falls into the trap of many modern movies …
review by . April 06, 2010
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I was a big fan of the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans. It had everything I loved: action, excitement, Greek mythology! It was a great film for its time and still holds up at least somewhat today. Sure, the effects have aged, but that's to be expected.    It was also a movie that pushed me even more into my budding interest in Greek mythology; an interest which has continued to this very day. Heck, I got quite an interest in mythology in general and even took a course in it when …
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Clash of the Titans is a 2010 fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus.  Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010.  It was later announced that the film would be converted to 3-D and was released on April 2, 2010.

"Release the Kraken!" Ah, it could only beClash of the Titans, the 2010 remake that retains the instruction to unleash the great beastie from the sea. The 1981 original boasted Ray Harryhausen's legendary stop-motion technique of animating various mythological creatures--it was his final feature project--and given the cornball approach of the movie in general, that was the main draw. The remake supplies new state-of-the-art special effects (released in 3-D) and a nicely muscular sense of momentum. Sam Worthington (theAvatarguy) plays Perseus, a demigod who doesn't know that Zeus (Liam Neeson) is his father. Perseus is selected to lead an expedition to find and slay the Medusa, lest Zeus's evil brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes, in fine slinking mode) rain down misery upon a seaport--and you just know that means the Kraken is coming. Ye gods, it's a mess, and we haven't even mentioned the witches and the harpies and the giant scorpions. But if we did, it would be clear thatClash of the Titansis a perfectly dandy popcorn epic, unpretentious and punchy. Director Louis ...
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