CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.2|5.0 Starsìì

Clash of the Titans starts with a female voice narrating the history of the gods. Then, the story focuses on a fishing boat out to sea. The fisherman finds a casket floating close by his fishing boat and opens it to find a living baby boy lying on its dead mother’s chest. The fisherman raises the baby as his own son. At this point, the audience is engaged and interested. But from this point forward, the acting and the storyline race each other to see which one can reach the bottom of the barrel first. Clash of the Titans graphics are great; the story is great—a classic with an overall great concept However, Director Louis Leterrier was not able to pull the greatness of the story onto the screen. When leaving the theater, one of my colleagues said, “Not many people can take such a large scale concept and successfully cram it into an hour and forty-six minutes.” This is a case where more playing time is needed to expose a terrific story to the maximum. The movie rates as a lower two-star only because of the large scale graphics and the terrific monster fights. Without those, this movie can’t pull two-star rating. Definitely not a movie worth watching again.

Storyline

The fisherman, Spyros (Pete Postlethwaite), finds an infant who grows up to become the demigod, Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Louis Leterrier for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Brenda Berrisford, William Fay, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull, and Richard D. Zanuck for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:), Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes), Calibos/Acrisius (Jason Flemyng), Io (Gemma Arterton), Andromeda (Alexa Davalos), Danae (Tine Stapelfeldt), and Draco (Mads Mikkelsen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No.

Ben Meyers

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