Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Clash of the Titans 2010 PG-13 106 minutes
If he is to save the life of the beautiful Princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos), the valiant Perseus (Sam Worthington) -- born to a god but raised as a man -- must lead a team of intrepid warriors on a quest to battle a host of powerful, beastly enemies. This sweeping fantasy epic, a remake of the 1981 hit, also stars Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Danny Huston as Poseidon and Gemma Arterton as Io.
Overall a fun movie, although the reviews here made me weary, I couldn't see what all the fuss was about. If the story was the same as the earlier version people would say "no imagination!". Now that this version is a little different people are still complaining. I guess you can't please everyone. What in the world are people talking about as far as the acting goes? This isn't a Shakespearean play, it's a fantasy movie based on mythology. Lightenup! I would buy the DVD, I enjoyed it.
Today's directors commonly fail to pay attention to important small details. First, Perseus' character's "hair style" was much too modern and did not fit the Greek times. It looked too much like a hairstyle of a college football player of today. And lastly, Andromeda did not have the voice of a young feminine princess of mythological times. Her voice sounded like a modern, strong minded feminist woman of today. Both features were more realistic in 1981 version. These are small details that make a big difference in making an authentic looking movie. Other than those mistakes, I really enjoyed to movie.