CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

Clash of the Titans uses stop motion mixed with live action to create this movie’s special effects. Surprisingly, this 1981 version of the Titans performs at a much higher level than the 2010 remake even though this film plagues itself with weak acting and lack of realism. On paper the story appears to work. On screen it fails despite a great concept.

Storyline

Zeus, Perseus, the Kraken, and a host of other Greek mythological characters interact.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Desmond Davis for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Zeus (Laurence Olivier), Hera (Claire Bloom), Thetis (Maggie Smith), Aphrodite (Ursula Andress), Poseidon (Jack Gwillim), Athena (Susan Fleetwood), Hephaetus (Pat Roach), Perseus (Harry Hamlin), and Andromeda (Judi Bowker).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The animation effects for 1981 were great; but for now, not so great. However, this film still outperforms its 2010 remake.

Ben Meyers

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