Monday Movie Review #12 - Clash of the Titans

Monday, April 12, 2010

I actually saw this movie before my little excursion to Seattle, but now is as good as any time to review it eh? Ok, here goes...

Clash of the Titansis set in the Greek city of Argos where a war is about to explode between man and the gods. Perseus (Sam Worthington) raised as a fisherman, but is actually a demi-god. Perseus is the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) who is about to take on the gods after the death of his family. Zeus' brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) was the one who killed his family, and Perseus wants to kill him. However, it is Perseus's destiny to rescue the city of Argos from the ruthless rage of Hades and his Kraken monster. With nothing to lose, Perseus leads a band of soldiers on a quest to defeat the Kraken. In doing this, Perseus will prevent Hades from overthrowing Zeus and in turn destroying mankind.
Taken from IMDB.

You know, I went into this guardedly optimistic because this film received some horrible reviews, though I assume that's because it's a remake of a classic film. The new Clash of the Titans is much darker than the original version, but the effects make it that much more powerful. Visually, this film is stunning. I heard a lot of complaints about how the settings switched rapidly, and they did, but I thought it was a very cohesive pattern. There was a lot to fit into a relatively small timeframe, and I think the director, Louis Leterrier did an excellent job.

The cast was extremely strong, too. With Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes as Hades (to name just a few), this film has an ensemble cast that creates a true masterpiece, and I don't think there was one bad actor in this film.

All in all, I give this film a 4.5 out of 5 because I thought it was immensely entertaining, and I highly recommend seeing it in's insane! It's dark though, so I don't recommend this for young audiences. Below is the trailer.


  1. O my husband reallllly wants to see this one. Thanks for the review.

  2. It's nice to hear a positive review of this one. My husband and I haven't seen it yet, but we want to. We weren't going in with high expectations because of the negative things we've heard though.

  3. Thanks for the review. I'm not sure if it's my husband's type of movie, but it sounds like it could be entertaining. I loved the original, but this one looks like it might be better.

  4. Thanks for the positive review. Haven't heard too many of these. I want to see it! 3-D sounds like the way to go!

  5. Wonderful review! I wasn't thinking about seeing this one, but whoa a 4.5, I'll definitely have to check it out! :)

  6. glad you enjoyed it!! I really want to see this, since you approved I think I'll definitely have to see this in 3-D thanks!!

  7. I'm so going to see this movie, I seriousley cannot wait.

  8. This seriously looks EPIC; and I'm a girl! I definitely want to see it in 3-D. I love these movie reviews, by the way! :)


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