Reviewed by Kate Rodger
Australian actor Sam Worthington’s having quite a ride. He’s been a futuristic Terminator, an Avatar on Pandora and now he’s a demigod on the warpath.
Clash of the Titans does what it says on the tin. It's a remake of the ‘80s flick of the same name, and comes with the same all-star cast of mythical gods although this time played by the likes of Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
Those two play Zeus and Hades, the two brothers who really don’t see eye to eye, and who decide to teach us mere mortals a lesson or two.
That lesson involves the classic “release the kraken” line, the kraken being the biggest of several mythical monsters which inhabit this story.
Worthington is Perseus, half-man, half-Zeus, who’s calling in life is to save all mankind from the angry Gods. He must battle all manner of man and beast before his final epic showdown with the kraken, and while wearing an alarmingly short skirt.
In the post-Avatar New World, Clash of the Titans can of course been seen on any one of the growing number of 3D screens around the country, although 2D prints are also on offer. The 3D is kind of a value-add in some of the battle sequences, but was otherwise pretty unremarkable, so don’t be busting a gut to get those glasses on.
I’m a fulltime resident of Camp Worthington. I think the Aussie actor has all the pre-requisites for blockbuster leading man status and he does his best to hold his own here. The rather tired, humourless script is where this battle is lost. The dialogue did little to engage me, and the battle scenes and special effects weren’t epic enough to distract me from that.
For fans of this kind of fantasy action there's just enough to entertain, but this won’t be your most memorable watch.
The Titans just scrape in with 3 stars.
Clash of the Titans
:: Director: Louis Leterrier
:: Starring: Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, Danny Huston, Mads Mikkelsen, Pete Postlethwaite
:: Running Time: 106 mins
:: Rating: M - Contains Violence
:: Release Date: April 1, 2010
:: Trailer: Click here
source: newshub archive