Clash of the Titans (12A)
Clash of the Titans (12A) www.clashofthetitansmovie.co.uk THE great 3D revolution appears to have come crashing to a halt with a lazy, uninspired and poorly constructed re-make of a cult classic. The
Clash of the Titans (12A)
THE great 3D revolution appears to have come crashing to a halt with a lazy, uninspired and poorly constructed re-make of a cult classic.
The original Clash of the Titans may not have set the world alight but its tale of Greek gods and monsters was enough to keep youngsters happy for a generation.
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Fast forward to the post-Terminator 2 era of CGI special effects and Hollywood bigwigs decided to plunder their history for tales ripe for re-telling.
The only problem being that this time the story told is neither engaging, charming, scary or pulse quickening.
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Perseus (Sam Worthington) is a demi-god who witnesses his family killed by Hades, the god of the underworld who is attacking humans for not praying to the gods.
Washed up on the shore of Argos he is soon on a quest with a bunch of soldiers to defeat the dreaded Kraken which will be unleashed upon the city if the people do not sacrifice the princess Andromeda.
There are two ways to look at Clash of the Titans. There will be those who know the old film and those who don't.
But no matter what way you do look at it, Clash is among the biggest disappointments to ever grace the silver screen.
Audiences are expected to go along on a journey with a group of grizzled men who we know little or nothing about.
There is absolutely zero character development and when the gang are embroiled in a tear-up with giant scorpions you find yourself not really caring.
The special effects too are certainly nothing to go crazy over and appear to have been pulled out of the 'straight-to-video' budget save for the final scene with the Kraken.
The film's major scene, for devotees of the original, consists of a daring trip into the lair of the dreaded snake-haired Medusa who can turn you into stone just looking at her.
But it says something about this film when a 29-year-old movie with a lump of stop-motion clay as the protagonist can convey much more terror and excitement than a whole special effects house
As for the 3D experience, forget about it. It is completely and utterly pointless and only hammers home how the studio sought to throttle every single penny out of an audience they clearly don't respect.