Monday, March 29, 2010
Clash of the Titans (2010) 1/2*
There is going to be a time where every movie is a remake. Well, it seems like it will, but there seems to be a remake coming out every other week. This week's remake is Clash of the Titans, a soulless, ugly, and boring remake of the 1981 classic of the same name.
For those who haven't seen the original, do yourself a favor and rent or buy the original. You will see more talent and pure movie making then this movie can must up for even a minute. You also get more mythology, which this movie is sorely lacking. If you were to take out the scenes at the beginning and at the end this movie could have taken place during the time of Robin Hood or with little fantasy elements added in.
The movie gives us very little character development and cut straight to the action. Zeus (Liam Neeson) is fed up with humans not giving the gods their praise. Hades (Ralph Finnes) suggests that he go down there and cause a little havoc. Zeus agrees and Hades gives the human a set time period, I'm not sure what it is but it involves and eclipse, to do something or the Kraken will come and takes the princess.
There is a half god, half man on earth, Percious, who is the product of Zeus raping a woman. For the majority of the movie Percious, doesn't want to believe that he is thre son of Zeus, but overcomes when Zeus comes to earth to have a chat.
By the end we have seen Medusa beheaded, giant scorpions become pets, and the Kraken taking more time to rise up out of the water than it takes for him to die. These scenes, as well as many others have the feeling of finishing before they start. There is nothing to these characters. We know that they are CGI and that's that. There is no life to the characters. They come and go and we could care less.
This movie is being presented in 3-D, but don't bother. While the 3-D for Avatar and A Christmas Carol was well done, here there were many times where I could take off my 3-D glasses and there was no difference. There is not increased depth or anything of that nature. This movie was not shot for 3-D and therefore should not be viewed as such.
To say that I hated this movie is an understatement. I despise this movie. I am a fan of the original and have an open mind about remake, come on. This is the laziest remake I have seen since Friday the 13th, and I would rather sit through that mess of a movie than sit through Clash of the Titans. Yeah, it's that bad.