I’m going to be honest, I’ve never seen the original Clash of the Titans so I really had nothing to compare this movie to. In my eyes that’s a good thing, nothing ruins a remake more than loving the original… except maybe a lackluster story and below average acting. I didn’t hate Clash of the Titans, but I didn’t think it was a good movie. I’m going to keep this pretty short and just do the likes and dislikes of the film instead of diving into plot points and storylines.
What I did like about the movie were the special effects. We did not see this movie in 3D as I had read a few small reviews of the flick before going to see it and all of them said that the 3D was terrible, so we saved our $4 extra dollars and saw it the normal way. Also, the movie was not shot for 3D and wasn’t intended to be in 3D until Avatar blew up at the box office. So knowing that, there were definitely some reservations about how the 3D would work in this film and I after seeing it I can honestly say that I think it would have been terrible in 3D. There were some parts that almost gave me a headache in 2D so I can’t imagine how all those quick cuts and camera shake would have made me feel in 3D. You could definitely tell some of the scenes were either re-shot or re-cut to take advantage of the 3D, but all the action stuff reminded me of The Bourne Identity and it’s shaky-cam fight scenes. I also could have done without the massive amounts of spray tan they app
So now that I got side tracked and basically told you what I didn’t like about it, lets go back to the special effects. I thought that the effects were really good in this one, especially the giant scorpions and the Kraken. I was a little worried they were going to look extremely fake in the environment, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked. Now Medusa, on the other hand, was a little off to me. I wish they would have used a real actresses face and upper body and just CGI’s the snakes on her head and the snake tail instead of creating an entire CG model to animate. Whether or not they did motion capture on a real actresses face or not, I’m not sure, but she looked too fake to me.
The story itself wasn’t terrible, I don’t know if it’s the same plot as the original, but it made sense and was pretty straight forward. The acting was a little off which was kind of disappointing because I like Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, but I guess I never really expecting it to win an Oscar for it’s acting, but it was a little distracting at times. So overall I didn’t think it was the worst movie, a decent popcorn flick, but that’s all. Don’t go in expecting to be blown away by some epic storyline and acting, just expect to have a good ride through a land where Gods rule the earth and a Kraken could kill you at any moment.