Sunday, April 4, 2010

MunY Movies: Clash of the Titans

Oh, how the greek gods have fallen. Clash of the Titan totally dumped them from Olympus to the pits of hades, in my humble opinion.

Starring part terminator, part naavi Sam Worthington, movie is a remake of the 1981 movie of the same name. Movie also stars recognizable names such as Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton.

In case you don't recognize the name Gemma Arterton, formerly from Quantum of Solace, she will again appear in another summer blockbuster movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia. So keep an eye out for her. Frankly, she's not my type but she might tickle your fancy.

Liam Neeson plays Zeus, and he is clothe is BLING armor that really really hurt my eyes. That is not the Zeus I know. While Ralph Fiennes plays Hades, lord of the underworld, where he tries to petrify human beings to his submission by releasing the Kraken unto Argos.

Oh, did I forget about the leading man? Sam Worthington.....  he plays Perseus. The bastard son of Zeus, Demi-god that slays giant scorpions, rides a pegasus, beheads Medussa and destroys a kraken. Yes folks, that's the gist of the story. Sounds awesome? well, it's not.

The story telling is poor and the movie badly edited. I think Percy Jackson and the lightning thief might even be better than this, again, in my humble opinion. The director tries to educate the audience on Greek mythology by having a voice over at the beginning of the movie, but fails to further bring cohesiveness to the rest of the movie.

For people who are expecting a fantasy genre extravaganza, I suggest to lower expectations, or just probably not watch it at all in the cinema.

My ratings: Epic........ fail.

Watch it only if
You are deeply entrenched in Greek mythology  and must see every single movie with the mention of it
You watched the 1981 version and would like to have a compare
You want to see Sam Worthington wear a skirt and dance around with a shiny sword

You've been warned.