3/31/2010

Movie Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)


I've been anticipating Clash of the Titans since I saw the trailers last year and I was able to catch it in 3D last night. I sure wasn't disappointed.

Clash of the Titans is a great addition to the canon of epic films Hollywood has produced, the scale is just sweeping and the adventure is a throwback to the great action journeys. The story is centered on Perseus (played by Sam Worthington), a demigod with an axe to grind against the Olympian gods. He embarks on a seemingly impossible mission with a band of soldiers to stop the underworld's most destructive beast-- the mighty Kraken.

Being a fantasy movie, one really has to stop thinking logically to fully enjoy the film. For example, the one thing that can stop the Kraken just dumbfounds me. (I won't spoil it, but it's truly head-scratching). The action scenes against the monsters are riveting, except the one with Medusa, which is hampered by its obvious CG-rendering. One final beef I have on the film is that the 3D effect seem to have little impact on the experience.

But over-all Clash of the Titans has action blockbuster written all over it-- thanks to the exhilarating action, decent story, and a healthy dose of Greek mythology.


Rating: 3.5/5


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