Review

Harry clashes with CLASH OF THE TITANS

Published at: April 1, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST by headgeek

It just doesn’t work. I’ve talked with a whole lot of friends about my rejection of the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake, mainly because it is such an incredibly heartbreaking failure for me. After my set visit last year, I had drank the remake Kool-Aid. Everything I saw made me feel the movie would be spectacular – although there were aspects that I questioned – due to their “newness” to the story, but overall my conversations with the various folks making the film… Well, I was really pulling for this. In many ways this was my number 1 anticipated film of the year. Why? Because GREEK MYTHOLOGY is amongst my favorite subjects. I remember back in Elementary School, thanks largely to Ray Harryhausen being the coolest filmmaker of my youth, every chance I had to finish my work and go to the library to devour “Long Time Ago” stories with fantastical creatures, powers, etc… These were the first superheroes. Is it a total waste? Absolutely not, in fact I’ll probably take my nephew to see the film sometime this coming week. But I’ll tell you something that I’m definitely doing at that screening… I’m taking him to see the film in 2D. Now, the press screening of CLASH OF THE TITANS took place at the Galaxy Highland 10 – which doesn’t always have the brightest bulbs – but even if the “darkness” of the image was dealt with – the 3D just couldn’t hold a candle to either ALICE IN WONDERLAND – AVATAR – CORALINE and even that FINAL DESTINATION that was in 3D. A bunch of the upfront criticism of this film is going to go towards it’s post-process 3D… but that isn’t the problem with the movie – it is the screenplay. CLASH OF THE TITANS, the remake, has had a pretty storied history with the script. Lawrence Kasdan did a pretty huge bugnuts draft that was at least successful in being a complete reinvention of the concept, even if it just didn’t work. The final credit falls to Travis Beacham, Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi… but one can’t blame any of them necessarily – simply because it is a huge studio film – so there’s a lot of different cooks throwing ingredients into the mix for this mess. The problem is pretty simple. You never ever care about Andromeda. This isn’t Alexa Davalos’ fault. She didn’t have a part in the film. But if you don’t care & love Andromeda – you can’t care about rescuing her. If you don’t care about rescuing her…. Then you don’t care about the quest. And if you don’t care about the quest, you don’t care about anything in the entire running time of the film – which basically means… you’ll be bored. BORED? With giant Scorpions, Bark People, Winged Horses, Bubo, Calibos, Stygian Witches, Medusa, a badass Hades, toppling giant statues and a ferocious Kraken? Well… with a dead on arrival score by Ramin Djawadi, which is the worst derivative Hans Zimmer-esque drivel I’ve heard in a long long time. It never makes one’s soul soar. Never inspires love. Never evoking passion, awe or wonder. It does not one thing for the film. Then there’s the lack of quality CHARACTER animation with the creatures. By making Medusa’s face beautiful & pale… she looks like bad, character-less CG. Sure, Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa moved about as quickly as Karloff’s MUMMY, but she LOOKED creepy. With one one-thousandth of the animation controls – Harryhausen’s MEDUSA was tragic, deadly and awesome far beyond the modern Medusa in Leterrier’s version. The setting is incredible. A stunning set, but Medusa moves with no weight, no intelligence. The Harpies? You never once see a clear look at them. The Scorpion attack? It is just a mess. Stygian Witches? Kinda cool, but not nearly as creepy as in the original. Bubo? He’s reduced to a single sight gag, due to a modern belief that Bubo was stupid. Well, Bubo was stupid, but as a narrative device, Bubo was a brilliant economical device in giving information to Perseus – which helped him on his quest. Without taking away from other character’s development time. And – well, he was fun. FUN. Remember FUN? Now, before I get into the main problems with the film – I do want you to know there are some things that work wonderfully for me. I love Mt Olympus and the Gods that live there. I love the look of it. I like the manner in which the Gods act. I do miss Hera’s involvement, but Fiennes’ HADES is the single best thing about the movie. He and Liam Neeson came to work. Their portrayals nearly made me like this movie… and I do like them quite a bit. I’m also a fan of the Argos soldiers that go with Perseus on the quest. I do like them, each of them far more than I did Perseus or Andromeda. I also loved Gemma Arterton. I just hated her character. Io is absolutely unneeded in this story. There’s more sexual tension, more charisma between her and Sam. But that passion, that charisma, that sexual desire… that shouldn’t be between Perseus and Io. That’s needed for Perseus and Andromeda. Then there is Sam Worthington’s Perseus. Now, I like Sam. That said, I despise this Perseus as written. That Perseus is on the quest out of revenge, instead of love. It steals the heart and soul from Perseus. Here is a character… born of a God and a Queen. Here, he doesn’t know that. He is never raised knowing that. He’s a fisherman, who loses his family during a confrontation with Hades – which is a bit too Tim Burton’s BATMAN for me. I just don’t like that. I love the idea of Perseus being raised by his mother, an exiled Queen. Being told the legend of his birth. I loved the notion of Zeus’ wife, out of jealousy of Zeus’ indiscretions with Perseus’ mother… and Zeus’ own punishment of her Son on Earth… that she completely disrupts Perseus’ existence. But I’m not asking for strict adherence to the original. Instead – this should be a story about how a young man set out to capture his birthright. The kingdom that was rightfully his was destroyed by the Kraken. So he can not go back, but the Cursed Princess story was cool. Why did Perseus fall for her so quickly? One, she was tormented… seeing her fiancée hideously transformed, her suitors burnt alive and the weight that hung around her kingdom as a result. But more than that… The Princess Andromeda represents Perseus’ birthright. Her hand means he will have a kingdom to rule. She was beautiful, royal and to win her… he would have to do something that would make him a legend in his own time. This is something that a hero does, because there is a lady in need. Now – I know – Putting Andromeda in a giant birdcage that a Vulture flies off into the knight with spectrally… But it was a great device to give Perseus an excuse to tame Pegasus. Now, Pegasus is a gift of the gods. I kinda hate that. Now, Pegasus basically just shows up at the last minute, god-tamed and ready to take Perseus. Very Convenient and undramatic. Now – pretty much everything that Perseus does is due to the midichlorians that Zeus put in him. When he defeats the elder Argos soldier on the quest in a duel. It isn’t because Perseus practiced his whole life in anticipation of the moment when the boy would become a king. Like an ALEXANDER… no. He does it because there’s a GOD in him. Again, I hate that. There is no ambition in Perseus. No sense of pride. No goals in life beyond “Killing Hades” – and that’s just kind of stupid thing. Killing Gods is a pretty lame character motivation. It basically means you have a main character going around talking about killing a God, while everyone rolls their eyes. The audience included. No. Perseus needs love, ambition and destiny. He fights impossible odds to win the hand of a princess, the rule of a great kingdom and a place in the stars. THAT was what was stake in the original. Now the original had wooden characters, but they had motivations. The story may not have been entirely logical, but it was mythical. And at the very least, it was FUN. This isn’t very much fun. In the 1970s – Gene Roddenberry gave a talk where he talked about Network notes on a BIBLE project he was making. The notes were about how the BIBLE as it was written wasn’t politically correct, didn’t make logical sense, it was immoral and unbelievable. The BIBLE wasn’t inclusive of all cultures. It was a fairly hilarious series of notes… but looking at CLASH OF THE TITANS – it seems everyone looked at the original film in much the same way. Instead, they should have looked at it from the stand point of HOW DO WE MAKE THIS WORK BETTER. How do we sell Perseus’ romance with Andromeda. That’s first and foremost. Without that love – the story is a video game. Without their love, it is boys playing with action figures that their sisters don’t care about. With love, girls long to be saved. Yes, I’m aware we live in liberated times where women do not need a prince to save them. Well, don’t make CLASH OF THE TITANS then. The reason to remake the film is to make their love EPIC. To make the consequences dire. When HADES asked for her Blood – she and Perseus and the king’s guards should flee Argos to not be mauled. On the quest – she should desire to go back, to sacrifice herself for her people, her family’s history and the accomplishments of their culture in the gorgeous city of Argos. Look at LAST OF THE MOHICANS, that’s what their love should have been. That’s the weight the movie should have had – and the only digital effects company that should have worked on these characters should have been Phil Tippett’s group or WETA – where full on Character animation is paramount. This isn’t an unwatchable film. One can enjoy what is there. My problems largely lie as adaptation issues – which make the characters less cool, less interesting and less worth visiting. The film is a must see for fans of the genre, but it misses its mark fairly widely. Wish I had better news.

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  • April 1, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Enough of Sam Worthington.

    by AnalFissure

    The guy is dull as fuck.

  • April 1, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Well, I didn't care for anybody in the original either...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...and was also bored to death by the whole movie. Which is a shame, because I usually love these kind of old Harryhausen-enhanced fantasy movies, but I seriously hate the original CLASH with a passion. I said it before a few times, but to me it's the prototype of the modern hollow blockbuster, where spectacular FX are more important than actors or a story. <br> I'm gonna give the remake a shot on DVD though, just to compare the two.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Yeah so

    by ducKy72

    I think I'll go see How To Train Your Dragon instead.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Bastards! i was hoping this was gonna be spectacular

    by bongo123

    i absolutely love me some greek methology... ah, well be checking it in 2D anyways, hopefully Prince of Persia spawns some great sequels

  • April 1, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Remakes - Guilty until proven innocent from now on

    by thatswhatshesaid

    I think its safe to now fully assume what everyone on this board already knows. For me, I will not even consider going to one of these remakes until its released and gets stellar reviews. Don't think I will see many of them.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST

    I wish you guys would stop comparing it to the original

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Fuck, just judge it as a movie in its own right. I liked the Harryhausen version too, but it's been 20 goddamn years and while I understand that AICN is supposed to be a movie geek website, at least the writers should limit themselves to some objectivity. In short: fuck the original, give us a review of THIS movie and this movie solely.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    How can you fuck up this film?

    by BendersShinyAss

    i haven't seen the original since i was a kid, but i remember how awesome cool it was to watch it on a lazy weekend afternoon. how creepy the monsters were, and how the dude from LA law was in it. <p>seriously, how could you deviate from that so much as to destroy it? by rights this should have been the perfect remake film. oh well<p>maybe I'll love it, but I'll def take heed not to see it in 3d - by the directors own admission

  • April 1, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    The fight w/ Scorpion are incomprehensible because of 3D

    by blakindigo

    Seriously,if there was ever a reason to champion Cameron's approach to 3D, the debacle that is the fight with the Scorpions is the definitive evidence. Characters could NOT be recognized, the action moved too fast, the close-ups and shakey-cam killed the adrenaline. Random, blurry movement, fast paced but completely indecipherable. Michael Bay is correct — as much as I dislike the "Transformers" movies, this 'post-3D' process (if handled like "Clash of the Titans" would destroy any possibility of enjoyment.<br><br>That said,I did enjoy the Kraken sequence, although, I wasn't in suspense, I just liked the pretty.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Network guys had a point...

    by V'Shael

    The Bible doesn't make logical sense, it is unbelievable, and the main character (YHWH) is immoral.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Even Harry hates it

    by alan_poon

    And for that reason, I'm out.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    tenth!

    by JimmyPasta

    and proud of it!

  • April 1, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    OOOPPPSS! Eleventh

    by JimmyPasta

    Fuck it now!

  • April 1, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Harry,thanks for restoring my faith in U!

    by JimmyPasta

    I thought you were just another media whore. You get studio "goodies",in return they get your love! I was looking forward to seeing this,now I am not sure. I think the CGI of today should be used sparingly to have more effect in movies. Even one like this. Hollywood needs to tone it down.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Don't give that director another big budget film

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...until he hones his cajones with something smaller scale. I was very disappointed with THE INCREDIBLE HULK and this looks even more disappointing.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    alan_poon

    by oaser

    Harry only decided to hate it after every other said it was bad. This wasn't an original take on the movie. This just rehashed a lot of what was said before, particularly the stuff about the mythology changes. I'm surprised Harry didn't like it -- I thought his palms were greased by all the studios. Maybe Warner Bros. didn't give him anything.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    sorry "after every other reviewer"

    by oaser

  • April 1, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Well... At least we have Tarsem's "War of the Gods"...

    by Mr. Profit

    To look forward too. Sucks this movie seems to be a let down.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    needs more Wonder Woman

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • April 1, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Note to Marvel...

    by Righteous Brother

    Keep Letterier away from the Avengers please!

  • April 1, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    "I like that...I don't like this"

    by umbral_shadow_

    That pretty much sums up Harry's critical analysis qualities. Harry I love ya for your passion of movies, you truly are the Head Geek. But you suck at reviews, big guy. Give it up.

  • Even little trite things. I wonder if you've never seen the original if you'd enjoy this.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    oaser

    by HEADGEEK

    Massawyrm came out of the theater liking it, I pretty much tore on it non-stop. Didn't read either his review or Quint's. No idea what Capone thinks, I think Beaks agrees with me. But I hung out after the movie ragging on it for about a half hour after it was over. SO FUCK YOU if you don't think I sincerely dislike this film.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Hate how studios

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    force actors like Sam Worthington on us. An actor should earn the right to be up there, he hasn't. Good review Harry

  • April 1, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I fully expect to be letdown by this, but I can't resist

    by SoylentMean

    Genre fare like this is just like a bag of Salt & Vinegar (Lay's) potato chips. I know I shouldn't eat them, but I just can't help myself. <P> Does this mean that Prince of Persia might not suck, since I have zero expectations for that movie?

  • April 1, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST

    I believe Harry genuinely hated it

    by umbral_shadow_

    That's obvious in his writing. He may not be the most critically gifted reviewer, but his passion is evident. I don't believe for a second his "palms have been greased" by a studio ever. If I did, I would never visit this site.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Would the reviews be so harsh if seen in 2D?

    by SoylentMean

    It seems, from what I've read, that the major detraction is the distraction of the apparently jarringly bad 3D conversion.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington sucks balls.

    by kells

    And he likes them. Delicious.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    big nose

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I don't know if I want to see this now, and if I do should I go to 2D or 3D . If I go to 2D will I be wondering if I should've gone to 3D and if I go to 3D will I get a headache and be annoyed and wish I saw it in 2D Maybe I should wait for it until rental or maybe the Kraken will looks small that way. Forget it this movie has caused enough pain in my life. Damn the Gods.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    "major detraction is the distraction"

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I like that. It's like that song.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    "of the apparently jarringly bad 3D conversion."

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Actually I like that whole sentence. It's like some 'enry 'iggins shit.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    "that said"

    by Floyd_the_Barbarian

    Jesus Christ can you use this anymore? In your DVD column, in reviews, fuck use something else as a transition.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    In support of Harry

    by Mr Gorilla

    Really, he pretty much says what he feels.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    I'll still check it out in 2D.

    by vic twenty

  • April 1, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    It's missing...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...Judi Bowker's bare ass in 3D...and for that reason...I'm out...

  • April 1, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I love the original (nostalgia factor of 10)

    by vic twenty

    I'm interested to see just what a train wreck this is. If Harry can't get behind your monster movie, God help you.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Mike_D

    by HEADGEEK

    No. Perseus and Andromeda must have a romance, it is integral to the story. At least for the past several thousand years.

  • April 1, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    Glad you mentioned the "darkness" issue of 3D

    by BenBraddock

    It really bugs me, and puts me off seeing further 3D movies... it is litteraly watching a movie through sunglasses, and I think it's an issue that needs addressing, yet I haven't seen a lot written about it.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST

    "This is something that a hero does, because...

    by FlickaPoo

    ......there is a lady in need".<P> Hey, that's my motto too.<P> It leads to trouble more often than not...sticky, sticky trouble...

  • April 1, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    That would be "literally"

    by BenBraddock

  • April 1, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Dumb movies for dumb people

    by kevred

    Yee-hah, Hollywood. Now, what else can we stick Sam Worthington in a buzz-cut into?

  • April 1, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Ah well

    by MorganLeafy

    I didn't have to see the 3D version but looks like it's simply the whole movie that sucks. Tarsem won't have a difficult time topping this one (even though his cast is made up of B-list stars)

  • April 1, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Harry, I felt exactly the same way watching the 3rd PIRATES film

    by YackBacker

    Bored by stuff that should thrill and excite me- CGI FX and thin character work will do that to ya!

  • April 1, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Again wuth the second/third time viewing Harry?

    by TheManWhoCan

    Someone’s obviously getting free tickets these days!

  • April 1, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Louis Leterrier makes bad movie

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Stop the press.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    And how can someone do a negitive review.?

    by TheManWhoCan

    Defend his position that he "sincerely dislike"s this film.Even though he said he is going to see it again with his nephew? Ah fuck it! Its your life, enjoy your 3000 calore popcorn fatso!

  • April 1, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Tired of the 3D reviews

    by ForkTongue

    The first couple of paragraphs in everyone's review just talks about the 3D aspect. <p> We get it.....it's a gimmick by the studios. It was forced in post-production and it looks like garbage. If you saw this in 2D as originally intended would your review be a little more favorable? Is the Scorpion scene such a mess in 2D? <p> I appreciate your review Harry because you didn't just review it for the 3D mess that it supposedly is. The character development is terrible and that is a shame. But if killing gods is bad for character development than Kratos must really suck! <p> Also a mediocre genre film like this can really be uplifted with a great score.....it's a damn shame they couldn't pull that together. I wonder if other aspects of the film suffered because of this rush to convert it to 3D before the release.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I will see this for the same reason I saw the first one

    by SoylentMean

    The monsters. I'm an SFX junkie and I love creative creature design. If it has that I'll probably end up liking it. I need to pick up the original film as well, since I haven't seen it in a loooooong time.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    The original played fast and loose

    by alpha

    Seriously Harry the original was fun but to be honest this version of Perseus is actually closer to his personality from legend. He doesn't even know Andromeda he just claims her hand because she's beautiful and a princess (and possibly black given she's Ethiopian). Medusa is a tragic victim of rape by a god and a cruel punishement by a goddess but Perseus whacks her head off anyway because it serves his purpose. Pegasus has nothing to do with the legend (thats Bellerphon not Perseus). Pretty much all the heroes are heroes because of godblood and pretty much all of them are kind of jerks. Personally I thought the new movie worked pretty well but to each their own

  • April 1, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Harry Hamlin vs. Sam Worthington

    by Sam_Jay_Jick_Donutly_Dildoclip

    Kratos wins.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Finally saw Troll 2 yesterday. It's hilarious

    by SoylentMean

    Ineptitude of titanic proportions! See what I did there? I tied it in to this article!

  • April 1, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    You lost me at "had drank"

    by Ingeld

    My God, Harry, you write for a living. What Oscar Madison is to his room, you are to the English language. Would it kill you to learn something about the craft that keeps you employed?

  • April 1, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Harry, how can you 'like' Worthington.

    by jimmay

    You see a lot of films with a lot of fine actors, actors who research into their roles, who lose themselves in the characters, who meticulously craft accents, mannerisms, expressions to convey the role. Then you have Worthington, who shows up day of shoot, plays the exact same character he played in the last 4 movies, no mannerisms, no accent other than his thick Australian one. He invests nothing, absolutely nothing in the role. <p> He's lazy, untalented, and smarmy, because he knows he's not an actor. Acting is work, it requires effort, and he's just there to collect a check and use the role to bed a new girl at whatever dissolute Hollywood party he slinks off to that night. His very presence mocks the institution of cinema, and relegates the medium from an art form down to a cheap used car sale. Almost single-handedly he embodies everything all the talkbackers on your site bitch about every day, he's the Michael Bay of actors.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Wow, way to think for yourselves

    by Bill Howard

    I am amazed that anyone would ever say "well Harry hated it so I won't see it". Are you that unsure of your own tastes that you must rely on someone elses opinion before forming your own? Try independance for a change, its fun. I am starting a movie review site that will not feature any mention on genitalia, and won't judge films based on anyone's opinion but our own, and we will only expect the same from our readers. Site launches April 6, www.fountainpop.com

  • April 1, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Whoops, Independence.

    by Bill Howard

  • April 1, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    No offence, but doesn't Harry have hopes for every

    by moorE12

    movie that he visits the set of?

  • April 1, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I don't often agree with Harry

    by veritasses

    but I pretty much do here.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    C'mon, Harry ...

    by thepentaveret

    ... is this an April Fool's prank? I was really looking forward to this remake of one of the greatest films of our childhood.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    You all should have posted rave reviews of it today.

    by tonagan

    Considering it's April Fools Day, it would have been a clever trick.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Harry, this one kills me

    by JediChris1138

    I am a stereoscopic 3D artist. I specialize in converting 2D films to 3D. It breaks my heart when a company does a shit job. I hope this doesn't entirely turn you off to 3D conversion. It can be done right. All of Alice in Wonderland that wasn't IN wonderland was converted to 3D - and it looked great!

  • April 1, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    It's a remake. You HAVE to compare it to the original

    by D.Vader

    Otherwise, what's the point? If you can't do it better, if you fail at making it good, then don't bother at all.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Big Shame

    by knobjockey

    Shame the reviews are slating this as have been very much looking forward to seeing this as a big fan of the original back in '81. Also nice reference to the Roddenberry Bible story, I have that on vinyl from the 70's and again on the Motion Picture CD re-release and it cracks me up every time.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Harry, I completely disagree with you

    by teh awesome

    Comparing this to the original is stupid. Lets get that out of the way. The fact that you want this movie to measure up to something you felt about the original when you were a kid is stupid. Have you seen the original lately? It's completely retarded in almost every way. Cheesy, low scale, it's like listening to a phonograph when now we have CD's. It's like listening to a telegraph when now we have phones. The old one is OLD, and it sucks. I saw the original in the theater and I thought it was awesome, but now I know better because I'm an adult. Medussa isn't going to scare me no matter what they make her look like, BECAUSE SHE ISN'T REAL. As a kid, I wasn't sure so it scared the crap out of me. I'm fine with him being pissed at the gods, I'm fine with him trying to kill the god that killed his family. This movie stands on it's own and it does just fine. It;s exactly what I thought it would be. Also, how can you people be so foolish as to think that post rendering 3-D would be worth anything? It sucks. It always has. Cameron did it right, if you don't do it that way then don't do it. Unless it was SHOT in 3d then it's shouldn't be 3D, that's what I think.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button. Good boy..."

  • April 1, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button.Good boy..."

  • April 1, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button.Good boy..."

  • April 1, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button.Good boy..."

  • April 1, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU, HOLLYWOOD! NO REALLY.

    by --- Emperor ---

    Dear Hollywood, Thank you for your renewed inspiration in my life. That is, the inspiration to continue downloading movies for free. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for hoarding so many of your films on my hard drive, without having paid a cent. But with the consistency of fecal matter you so aptly and voraciously produce, I think the Gods are looking down upon me, smiling, saying: "Go ahead son, click the download button.Good boy..."

  • April 1, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Harry hated this for the same reasons he loved Episode I

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • April 1, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    AVATAR

    by cocolopez

    I swear I don't know where this "Cameron made the best use of 3D" comes from. I feel like the entire world has gone mad. I saw Avatar with my family- my father got up in the middle of it and went to the bathroom to throw up. I was seeing shit floating in front of my eyes for fifteen minutes after the movie was over. All of the live faces looked concaved- dented in like bent aluminum. There were photographs tacked to lockers in one scene- the PHOTOGRAPHS WERE 3D- does this make ANY sense? Is it realistic to have 3D photographs tacked to a locker? Almost 3 hours of nauseating overused 3D. On the other hand- the three other modern 3D flicks I saw were Beowulf, Coraline and A Christmas Carol. Beowulf- 3D was great- sucked me right in and I eventually didn't even notice I was watching a 3D flick. Coraline's usage was even better- every time Coraline went through the door the 3D stretched further than it did in the "real" world- then- by far the best usage I've seen was in A Christmas Carol- the scenes where The Jim Morrison-esque ghost was bustling Scrooge through scenes via a room with a see through floor were BRILLIANT and a miraculous use of 3D. 3D should ONLY be used for animation, complete CGI/stop-motion etc. As for Clash of the Titans and Harry's review- I have to completely agree with an above reviewer who questions Harry going on and on about how much he loved the original as a kid. Only a small percentage of the movies I've loved as a kid hold up today- kids love way more than adults- and they eventually grow up and realize that that pure nostalgia is a shitty gauge to judge movies by. Harry is stuck with the brain of a 12 year old however- as can be easily seen by his poor grammar, his constant juvenile gushing, and his near-love of anything up on the big screen. You people that take his reviews seriously are one sad bunch. One other thing I have to mention is one talkbacker said he's sick of seeing every reviewer start in on the 3D- I completely disagree. Not everyone goes around reading EVERY review. Most common non-geek parents that may take their children to see will read ONE review- so I applaud if the single review they see tell them not to fall for the studio's cash grabbing ways. I may see this movie- in 2D of course.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by Series7

    Does anyone else not think that the Kraken looks like Tim Roth Hulk in the face and shit that you can see in the trailer? I wonder if its the same visual effects company doing this movie that did Hulk.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    This movie was bound to suck.

    by meta4

    Playing an instrumental rock song (The Used "Bird and the Worm") over the onscreen action, then showing a shit ton of the movies action is terrible decisions all across the board. But then again its a remake of a fucking boring movie with no redeeming qualities,though most of you will disagree because of your rose tinted memories of this shitty movie. For every "Danny The Dog" we get "Transporter 2", his next movie is gonna be fucking dope by Louis Letterier's film making average.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I'm dissapointed

    by BobParr

    If Harry doesn't like an FX fantasy movie than it must totally suck.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Enough 3D/original comparison bullshit reviews.

    by Zardozap2005

    Seriously. I'm with Ebert on this one. I don't give two shits about 3D. Every goddamn review on here has paragraphs of the reviewers bitching about the poor 3D effects in this one. Mainly because it wasn't shot that way to start. Then all you guys bitch about is comparing it to the original. I saw Clash back in the day in the theater as a kid, I loved it then, but it just doesn't hold up now. The characters in the film were just as paper thin, and the "big" actors had very few lines. I really don't see any difference with the new film. This film will make boatloads of money, no matter what you stuck-in-the-80's-nerds think of it.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    ...Cameron's girthy three-dimensionality spoiled us...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for all other 3-D.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    RighteousBrother, Marvel doesn't care...

    by chien_sale

    ...they've hired Joe Johnston to direct their most important character, Captain America. They'd rather go stupid than great just so it can be more commercial.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    cocolopez wre you sitting to the side?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I am very sensitive to where I am sitting in the theater for the 3D to work properly. Some people ( including myself apparently ) have perceptual issues if you're off center by too much. I've seen a bunch of movies in 3D and Avatar was the only one that felt "real". Everything else was just a 2D movie that had this parallax effect going on and "rush at the camera" scenes for no reason.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    intro sequence to GOW3 better than this movie.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    true story.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    with a dead on arrival score by Ramin Djawadi

    by Series7

    HAHAHA just like Iron Man. This guy is awful.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Good review, Harry!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    As I've gotten older, I've found that I wholeheartedly agree about the importance of a believable love between the hero and his lady. <p> However, I kinda disagree on your gripe about Harryhausen Medusa...The old Medusa was scary not only because she was creepy-looking, but because she was slow; methodical. With slowness you create tension. Remember how she took her time to draw her arrows from her quiver and load her bow?.. <p> (on a side note, that's one of the primary reasons why Romero's zombies worked so well...Their shambling not only created tension, but created the sense of dread that no matter how fast you went, you couldn't escape.)

  • April 1, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    yeah, SO FUCK YOU oaser

    by Star Hump

    cunt

  • April 1, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    MurderMostFowl-

    by cocolopez

    I was maybe six seats off from the direct center- less off from the center than I was for the other 3D flicks I saw- which I loved. I have however heard that if you're off from the center too much it can make for a bad experience- which really doesn't say much for the 3D format- does it? Not everyone paying the bloated price will get a center seat- and as for the later people who only get front seats they are in for pure eyeball murder. It's why I won't go to see a 3D movie on IMAX- I've heard from many people that there's only a handful of good positioned seats for that format- I saw some IMAX space film narrated by Cruise in DC some years back and I mostly remember having my head craned all the way up for the whole viewing. In comparison- I saw Quantum of Solace with some friends- got there late due to the slow jerkoff that drove and we had to sit in one of the front rows- and although the action editing was kind of haphazard I was still able to enjoy the movie (I allow myself one big budget action movie a year while spending my money on indies and smaller releases the rest of the year- so I went to see an action movie and felt I got my money's worth- I feel Quantum gets an unjustified bad rap). I can only imagine some poor bastard trying to keep his eyes focused seeing Avatar in one of the front seats for the full grueling near-3-hour experience. Of course- get to the theatre early should be the maxim- but that doesn't always work out, does it? I think that the only 3D movie I'm looking forward to that incorporates some live elements is Tron Legacy- everything else- as I've said as far as 3D goes- I'll only see as a full blown cgi/stop-motion animated movie- at least unless the live-action format improves. I was impressed by the digital effects in Avatar- but the 3D left a rancid taste in my mouth for days.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Hubris

    by malcolm_mccallum

    I expected the tone to be exactly what it sounds like it is: Perseus is trying to be sold as a lower class kid out trying to overthrow the Gods (aka The Power) and bring 'freedom' to the world. You can't make a film that celebrates Greek Myth and everything cool about Greek Myths that makes, as its central theme, that Gods do not have a divine right to rule. You can't make it Perseus vs. The Super Nazis. You also cannot make the main character have pride and arrogance and NOT strike that character down for it. Hubris is the great flaw in most characters of Greek Myth. If this Perseus has hubris and is not destroyed for it, it has missed the point.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    APRIL FOOLS!

    by CyberVishnu

    The joke's on you guys. Harry was never a capable movie critic!

  • April 1, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Harry where is your Gaiking update?

    by cyberskunk

    Unless it was a joke. Eh?

  • April 1, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Can it at least be enjoyed on a Van Helsing

    by sweeneydave

    level? Harry changed my perspective on it when he said to watch it through the eyes of an 8 year old. It's ridiculous but also one of my sons favorite movies and I get real joy watching it with him.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    "[Marvel's] most important character, Captain America"

    by buggerbugger

    That statement wouldn't be true even if it was being stated in an alternative universe where Captain America was Marvel's *only* character.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I'm bummed...

    by Kremzeek

    And I'm not usually one to give a flying fuck about what someone else's review says... but Harry's hit all the right (wrong?) notes for me here. I agree 100% with his points. They're exactly what make the original work still to this day (not to mention well done storytelling to begin with - this is really basic motivation stuff here, something modern filmmakers really struggle with for some reason). I'm still going to see it, but I'm gonna hold off to rent it now instead. I really wanted to be excited about this. Thanks for the review(s), Harry et al.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    So here's the deal Harry

    by beefywhore

    I've been frequenting this site since 1998. I was here for the whole Godzilla fiasco that you still get shit for 10 yrs later, I've cringed at your rave reviews for Roland Emmerich movies and I've been here for your hatred of X-Men movies 2 yrs before they are released. I've also seen films I never would have seen if it weren't for you and this site. I love showing 6 String Samuri and Old Boy to people who have never seen these films, and I owe that joy I get in part to how much you love film as a medium. I don't always agree with you but I wouldn't keep coming back here if I didn't respect you and your staff's opinions to some extent. That said I've also always enjoyed your relationship with your talkbackers. They give you grief for being a fat-fuck or a sell-out and you chuckle and acknowledge your fatness and go on writing reviews the we all can argue about...but you've always taken the shit your readers give you with an element of class that I definately respect.... So why get pissy about Oaser questioning whether or not you really didn't like this movie or not. Who cares what some jagoff in a talk-back thinks? I guarantee that dude will be checking this site tomorrow and every day in the future because he respects you and your opinion enough to do it. I'm sure I'll get a lot of grief for saying it but it's not like there is a shortage of movie news sites that these guys could go to instead...all these jokers keep coming back to this site because they respect your opinion. Oh and you were totally right about X-men 3 dude. but from one fat fuck to another you really screwed the pooch on your Godzilla review.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    That said... Roger Ebert liked it.

    by IAmLegolas

    He was smart enough to watch it in 2-D.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    beefywhore

    by IAmLegolas

    I've been coming here as long as you have. Pretty much agree with you, but I disagree that people care what Harry says anymore. I think the old school talkbacks come back for the talkbacks only. This site jumped the shark somewhere between Harry's marriage and Moriarty leaving. That said... (ha) I like this Massawyrm character and I wish Vern would have more of his reviews posted. Also I enjoy International Eye Candy.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The Head Geek is Correct

    by D o o d

    Without love, a true passionate love to live for, What is there to die for? The film makers have made a very basic error! Shame on them!

  • April 1, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Beefywhore, IAmLegolas

    by CashGozere

    I've ALSO been coming here as long as you have, maybe longer, and I both agree and disagree with everything you've said. This site jumped the shark somewhere between the ID4 background and the King Kong background and the introduction of the color brown. That said.. Roger Ebert's new face creeps me the fuck out, and with his robot voice it just makes it worse. Also, I enjoy Japanese tentacle-rape cartoons.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    "I had drank the remake Kool-Aid."

    by Trazadone

    Jesus, Harry, It’s your awful grammar that keeps this site so amateurish. After all these years of writing articles for AICN how is it that you still don’t have a basic grasp of the English language.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    FUN?

    by ObiBen

    What the hell is that? Is it a new shader? An acronym for a new mocap pinpongball suit? 4D technology? Bigger splosions? No? Then why care?...

  • April 1, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    So Disappointing...

    by Mission Code Z

    ..to hear all the negative reviews. This was one of my most eagerly-anticipated movies of the year. The Kraken looked cool in the trailer too! Ahhh, well, I'm still holding out hope for Kick Ass and Piranha to make it oh so right. : )

  • April 1, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Sam in '09's best 3D film and now '10's worst lol

    by DrPain

    Now go away Sam, go learn to act like you have a personality or something. I'm glad this bland ass "actor" is finally in something just as bland as him. Nowhere to hide. Although, T4 came close. And how the hell can you mess something up with so many cool mythical monsters!? IF I do decide to see this, I'm watching it in 2D. And sure, I don't know Sam, perhaps he's a nice guy and all but I just couldn't stand him from day one. Upset that I had to put up with him in Avatar, but I was only able to do that because he wasn't in most of it.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    speaking of all things marvel has anyone seen that Thor pic?

    by Righteous Brother

    Don't know if this is fake or whatever, looks pretty legit, but haven't seen it anywhere else@ http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Kamihouseofcool/news/?a=16488

  • April 1, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    No Respect for Harryhausen or Fantasy

    by MartinO

    I'm not surprised the film's a disaster. The disrespect shown by Worthington for Harryhausen, and Leterrier's ignorance about what constitutes a fantasy film is perfectly described in this article: http://tinyurl.com/yc9epph. To save you reading the self-serving egotistical article in its entirety, here are some examples. "When Hinting that this is a much darker take than the original, Worthington said: 'We're not in fucking Harryhausen mode any more.'" Then there's this quote from Lernier: "What I wanted to do was just tell a very human story. Yes, I was really interested in doing the big monster fight at the end of that, but what was really interesting for me was the human side of it." Well, Harryhausen's remit was always to make the monsters the stars of the stories. People don't see his films to sit through complex emotional ties between the human characters.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    That THOR picture looks like total photoshop

    by D.Vader

    The light looks off.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Five paragraphs that start with the word "now."

    by ErnestBorgNine

    That's got to be some kind of record. Get a grip and just proofread an article ONCE, just ONE TIME before you post it. I thought you went to college?

  • April 1, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    GOOD IM SICK OF REMAKES

    by grendel69

    Im glad this sucks. Im Sick sick sick fucking sick and tired of them. Do we really need remakes of Private Benjamin, Look Whos Talking and Overboard. Action Jackson and Milk Money will prob be next. Im sure 3 Men & A Baby and Chances Are are pretty high on the remake list brainless studio douches are considering. Ohhhh with have Hack Zombies remake of the Blob to look foward to. And a third version of Dune. Fuck hollywood. Problem is, with the current economy, no one seems to be lending money to independent filmmakers either right now. Oh well, thats ok, I have a stack of books I need to read.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Why terrible movies keep getting made:

    by Right Bastard

    "I fully expect to be letdown by this, but I can't resist..."

  • April 1, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Like I said in Quint's review talkback

    by Jaka

    I'm just going to make sure I see it in 2D, because I'm going to see it. Other than that, nothing that's been said in any of the bad reviews has surprised me all that much. It's really what most of us feared months ago. It's what I was pretty sure would be the case after reading the apologetic interview with the "screenwriters". But my love for the first one still makes me interested enough to check this out in the theater.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Right Bastard

    by Jaka

    Yes and no. Art is subjective, it's very possible that a majority of movie goers will love it. Some times you've just got to decide for yourself. In this particular case, it's something I want to decide in a theater.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Regarding "getting pissy" with Oaser

    by Jaka

    It's about time they started showing the fools who frequent this site what it feels like to get called out in a public forum. I say, "right on Harry!", and start banning more mother fuckers.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    ...I'll still see it, I don't hold much for ANY

    by VADER77

    reviews that ANYONE gives. I do read them, but I take 'em at face value ONLY. 75% of the time, reviewers are dead WRONG...Hell, Rotten Tomatoes gave "Repo Men" a 24... after seeing it last night, even though it wasn't great, I'd at least give it a 55-60, and for the ending alone, I'd give it a 80-85, YEP, the ending of "Repo Men" 2010, was prettty fuckin cool.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I'm not worried that they screwed this up..

    by ShogunMaster

    They're going to remake it again in a couple of summers anyway..

  • April 1, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    ...and I agree with JAKA on a lot of points...

    by VADER77

    .. it is subjective., Just cause Harry hated it, I may love it. just cause I liked the original, doesn't mean the same for this. because I love tapioca pudding, doesn't mean all of you are cock fucks cause you don't!! also, I'll se this no matter what, cause I love the genre and I love movies too. As for people knocking Harry (or anyone else) all the time, if your gonna call him out , then it's tit for tat when he calls you out.. so KUDOS to you Harry for giving back what you have been gettin for some time now..... WAY TO G.... BTW, saw you on a Starz original show the othe night, can't remember if it was about vampires or just Evil in movies, BUT, it was cool to finally put a REAL face to the name.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    clashes with CLASH OF THE TITANS ha ha......hahahahaha...hahah

    by theDannerDaliel

    ahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahah uh uh uh it hurts...uh ha ha hahah hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahah hahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha ahaha

  • April 1, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    but seriously . LL has said that the 3-D version for the "press"

    by theDannerDaliel

    is ca 40-50% complete at best......

  • April 1, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    You like Sam Worthlessington???

    by kravmaguffin

    The following comment appears in shit-o-vision 3D...<3D> Shows Harry cannot judge actors, cause that dude is Ed Wood bad. Zero range, same exact performance is every movie. gfy </3D>

  • April 1, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    wow... i effed up all kinds of spelling in

    by VADER77

    that one.. damn, sorry 'bout that.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    "heartbreaking failure"

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    yeah. seriously. Clash was one of the most memorable film experiences from my childhood. Now with the new CG technology it could have been remade into something special. But the fucking studios tried to cash in on a quick and dirty 300 imitation. Fucking bastards.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Wait theres midichlorians in this movie?

    by Flapjacktits

    ...I'm so confused, now i don't know whats going on....is there boobs?..I'll go see this in 2D if that's affirmative.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Flapjacktits

    how the hell could that guy make this movie after only seeing the original 2 times? WTF!!!

  • April 1, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    redoing the myth...not the previous film.....okidoki

    by theDannerDaliel

  • April 1, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Harry REALLY likes Twilight

    by PTSDPete

  • April 1, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    TRON Legacy is my #1 anticipated film of the year!

    by Orionsangels

    I'm currently drinking the blue neon kool-aid flavor.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    you could tell this by the trailers

    by antonphd

  • April 1, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    lol

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    You all care about Harrys fat opinion because???? This is just another poor review that talks more about the original than it does the new movie .... Waiting to hate it, thats our Harry.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Right Bastard-hey, you didn't give me credit!

    by SoylentMean

    That's not cool man, not cool at all.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    3rd review that says the same thing

    by Jabroni

    This is the 3rd review on this site that is basically like the ones before it. All three site the same things as to what is wrong with it. My decision is I will add this to Netflix and check it out when in comes out, I'm guessing around September. I am going to track down a showing of "Greenberg"

  • April 1, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Well I'm still going to see it BUT...

    by Wcwlkr

    I'm sad to hear the negative reviews! I do think it's stupid to turn Hades into the villain as opposed to Kalibos. And if anything they should've played the love story up. I loved the original as a kid. And he at recently seeing it again, it made me feel nostalgic, and I got hyped to see it updated with better effects. This is just disappointing to hear, I hope I still enjoy it at least.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Harry so is Kalibos just relegated to henchman in this?

    by Wcwlkr

    I just remember that Andromeda's torment came from this crazy looking freak. So did they just dismiss this character?

  • April 1, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    This the same guy who made hulk 2

    by SpiceMonkey27

    of corse it would turn out to be shit, Hopefully warner bros will commission a new 3d print when it hits 3d blu ray next year. Save your money and buy God of War 3! Save your money and buy God of War 3! Save your money and buy God of War 3! Save your money and buy God of War 3! Save your money and buy God of War 3! Save your money and buy God of War 3!

  • April 1, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Why is it Harry can see stuff Hollywood script writers don't?

    by CENOBITE

    I mean, he is RIGHT. You need to look at the original and think, "how to make it better story-wise?" Instead, this sounds like a typical cash-grab of "make it darker, more angsty... like Dark Knight! And FX... bigger, better! Oh, and 3-D, yah... throw that on this shit pile."

  • April 1, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I agree with Orionsangels.... TRON Legacy

    by CENOBITE

    is in my 'wet dreams' category right now.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I think a lot of these reviewers are blinded by nostalgia...

    by PolyesterRage

    I had to watch the original for a class recently and it was... um... not very good. Just saying, people need to keep the original in perspective, and not compare the remake to whatever nostalgia-clouded movie they've made the original to be. That being said, I definitely want to see this movie, even though I'm sure it will be pretty dumb, but that isn't exactly surprisingly considering that's precisely what the trailers made it out to be.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Medusa

    by cyberskunk

    Sometimes, people use a mythology about a priestess having consensual sex in a temple and being cursed into Medusa. Sometimes, the priestess was said to have been raped and she as a victim, was blamed anyway. Sometimes, people use an apparently older mythology of Medusa as being the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. I used to naively wonder if the presence of giant squid inspired the idea of a decapitated Medusa. I look forward to seeing an adaptation where Gorgonzola cheese somehow comes into play in Medusa's creation.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    FUN Remember FUN?

    by 2007

    one could ask you the same fucking questiong harry. starting with Bay

  • April 1, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Yes the Original upon rewatching

    by Wcwlkr

    Isn't as great as you may recall it being. Agree with an earlier poster and Harry, take the original story and see how to improve it. Just because it's darker doesn't mean it's better. Also why does the Hero have to always be reluctant. As stiff as Harry Hamlin may have been, at least he desired to do good, and embrace his destiny. I read Quint's review and a guy just STATING over and over again. I'm not part GOD I'm a man. It's like then shut hell up and do something else.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    its dark because 300 was dark

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    and thats the wrong fucking direction. they coulda made a LOTR style epic with a great story and characters. but no. that would take more work and a bigger budget. let's just churn out a brain dead cg actioner and market it as 300 2 and make a decent profit. who cares if its lame and forgettable, it made money.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    the original had titties

    by Rupee88

    that was its only redeeming quality.

  • April 1, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Yep. T and a nice lingering shot of A.

    by HapaPapa72

    I guess I'll catch this in 2-D, and in no hurry. In the meantime, I'll go pop in the original again.

  • April 1, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    An insult to video games

    by Boneyard

    Harry, Please don't insult video games by comparing this movie to them. BTW- the game might be better than the movie (though I doubt it)

  • April 1, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Harry's not a modern day gamer. So he's ignorant like Ebert.

    by Orionsangels

    He thinks we're still playing Pac-Man.

  • April 1, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I Remember Fun!!!

    by THX1968

    I really do! I grew up with fun movies. Iron Man was the last great, fun genre picture of the last eight years or so. Probably since Spider-Man. Hollywood doesn't make fun movies at the moment. Everything has to be as grim as "The Dark Knight" or "The Matrix". Someday, when the national consciousness lightens up, or someone comes out of the blue and delivers a "Star Wars" (not "A New Hope: Episode Blah Blah Blah", but "Star Wars"), Hollywood will eventually get back to making fun movies.

  • April 1, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Worthington makes a poor romantic lead

    by Drath

    I know you don't want to rag too much on him or any of the cast, HEADGEEK, but clearly the casting of Worthington was symptomatic of the problems going in. They didn't cast a romantic lead. You think they should have approached this as "how do we make it better"? They had to know what WORKED the first time! Clearly they didn't much. Letterier claims to love the original, but clearly not enough to remake it well. I knew we were up shit's creek when I saw the cast actually. Even though Voldemort as Hades was a favorite part of the movie for man, the loss of the vengeful Thetis and her almost-sympathetic mother/son angst was an obvious bad sign in my view. When I look back at great epics, I agree that a love story is in there, and we're losing that in epic movies! Even Ben Hur had a love story central to it--even if it was a homoerotic one.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Greek Mythology is kind of fucked up

    by Tacom

    I mean when you read them the Gods come off as such assholes. Read the origin of the Minotaur.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Hamlin ruined the original.

    by Castlemonster

    He's just comes across as too much of a nancy-boy to be a hero. I haven't seen Worthington in anything but he must be pretty horrible. But then I think Ahnult and Chuck Norris are horrible actors and people seem to love them. So either Worthington must really really suck or a plurality of idiots hate him for no reason. I may not find out for sure until this one hits the red box. This actually seemed like a competent review from Harry. I don't think I've ever written that.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Medusa roller coaster

    by cyberskunk

    I've never been on a Medusa semi-themed roller coaster, although they exist (http://rcdb.com/617.htm?p=576) . I think if I were given a boatload of money and told to theme a Medusa roller coaster any way I wanted, I'd want the queue to be highly themed and to start out pleasantly but have statues along the way that look increasingly disturbing. I originally thought they could start out 'new' looking and grow decrepit, but maybe the reverse would work better. Then the coaster could be indoors in some gloomily-lit place with big, sometimes broken columns, and when the ride is slowing down, there could be a Medusa face effect ahead of and above you while a pale flood light shines down and you get 'turning to stone' sound effects. While your ride slows down, see?<p> I saw the Clash of the Titans original movie when it came out, although I do not think I thought much of it at the time. I recall a review said Bubo tried to out-cute R2D2. I probably will pass on this new version.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I wonder

    by cyberskunk

    I wonder what the Medusa as presented in the first Clash of the Titans would have done if nobody came to kill her, but instead, unarmed people occasionally came by who would be really careful not to look at Medusa but instead simply left offerings of fruit, bread and wine and cheese. Would Medusa have been able to enjoy these, I wonder? And if she did enjoy them, would she have grown acclimated to people coming in to leave her gifts and not tried to kill people? Or would she refuse all the gifts and be persistently hostile.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    CGI is not special anymore.

    by Orionsangels

    Yes, Special Effects are less special in the CGI era, but not when they first started out. In the early years of CGI. Movie makers were excited about this new technology or tool if you will, and therefore more ambitious, as they were inventing the new software. That went along with creating these groundbreaking Special Effects, but sadly over the years, as audiences have become used to the look of CGI and movie makers have become more and more lazy. They've become boring to look at, it's like the Special Effects artist are just going through the motions. There's no longer an ambition or drive, unless you're a big time Hollywood director like James Cameron. Who's pushing the technology. One major complaint I have with modern day CGI, is that CGI characters move way too fast. Why do they feel the need to make a CGI creature move so fast, that's it's like a blur on the screen? It takes the magic and fun out of the special effect. Isn't it ironic that the T-rex in the original JP is still more impressive than most of CGI you see today and that was nearly 20 years ago! A lot of it had to do with Phil Tippett's Go-Motion technology. Which was a more advanced version of Stop Motion, by marrying Go-Motion and CGI together. You got that magical look of stop motion, together with the realism of CGI. It's never been done like that again. They just use kids fresh out of college and hand them the required software. When there's no heart and soul behind Special Effects. You get a boring shallow Special Effect, like the ones in Clash of the Titans.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    That is how I felt about Alice in Wonderland

    by TheDudeinLA

    Funny how you got Alice wrong and Clash right.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I like Burgess Meredith in the old one a lot.

    by Tacom

    It was very different from Mickey from the Rocky movies but still had that kind of great presence.

  • April 1, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    They don't get my ten bucks.

    by SmokingRobot

    Vote with your dollars. Do not reward bad/mediocre movies.

  • April 1, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    "The film is a must see for fans of the genre"...

    by workshed

    Harry must like seeing his name in lights because this is the quote they will use on the posters and Harry is now complicit in the deception that this is a good movie. Well done. Unbelievable. No wonder Drew left.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Cash of the Tightass

    by Steerforth66

    SmokingRobot gets my vote and everyone who who has a brain should agree. Refuse to give your hard earned cash to the studio that spawned this shit. Sam ( I slept in my van once) Worthlesston is boring personified, it's something when your CGI character has more emotional range than you. We all love great movies but unfortunately Hollywood isn't making the epics they used too the ideas have dried up and the talent is fading. Let's make them realise we wont pay for shit movies. I also would like to say Fuck John "Fathead" Favereau for again showing all the cool bits of Ironman before it gets released. Why are we bombarded with so much of a film before we see it where's the surprise elements the studio's are totally out of touch with the common man. This is what I'm preparing for Captain America to be like a lukewarm Turd, fuck the studios and their ham actors.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park

    by grendel69

    The CGI in that film is better than the CGI that was in most films until recently. I think with District9 and such CGi has finally gotten to its potential. Gollum impressed alot of people, but I wasnt one of them. jerky movements, contrast problems and such plagued CGI of the past. Its been very good in the past 2 or so years though. But I agree, CGI should be a tool used to help tell a story, not be the story. Guys like Cameron and Lucas seem to have forgotten that FX dont make the story.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I always thought the 1st one was pretty bad

    by NippleEffect

    to hear that the remake is worse....<br> man...

  • April 1, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    They whored the Clash Of The Titans original

    by Wookie_Weed

    To get Generation Xers into cinemas and forking out their cash at the box office. Even blind Freddy could see this from the outset, and from pre-production I knew this film would be an absolute turkey. The original was camp, but it had soul -- this new monstrosity is what Michael Bay throws up after a coke bender.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT you're wrong! You cocky asshole!

    by Orionsangels

    Watch the making of Jurassic Park. Phil Tippett became the director of the CGI dinosaur. It's thanks to his experience with go-motion, his animatics and knowledge of Dinosaurs. That the dinosaurs moved the way it did in that film, but here comes the part where I prove it's a marriage between traditional stop-motion and CGI and make you look bad in front of everyone. By saying these four words - The dinosaur input device! Yahtzee! Muthafucka! http://tinyurl.com/yj5txuj

  • April 1, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I've seen it...this review nails it.

    by tensticks

  • April 1, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I've seen it and Harry couldn't be more wrong

    by alpha

    He's wrong about most things. The only thing he's right about is the 3-D conversion being a bit dodgy. They went back to a much more traditional version of the story with the main change being Perseus being against Hades this time out. I thought it felt 100 times more true to the spirit of greek myths than the original which frankly was camp and silly but fun. Worthington works as a Greek hero, he has the right gruff attitude in the film. You have to remember in the myths Hercules, Perseus, Achilies, Jason etc are basicly complete bastards. The Gods are rape loving psychos who torture and kill indiscriminatly and some of the monsters are actually innocent victims. This film doesn't go totally down that road but it does put a lot more edge back into it.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Persues's Short Buzz-cut hair.....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Totally bugs the fuck out of me. <p>What a stupid choice for a director to make. But then again, "The Abomination" in the Incredible Hulk movie had no ears.<p>Fuck Hollywood.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Bubo was stupid and the Stygian Witches were hokey

    by Tall_Boy66

    Harry thought the Stygian Witches in the original Clash of the Titans were creepy? really? It was like a vaudeville routine fer crissakes. "Where is the eyyyyyeee". And that damn R2-D2 owl was R2 without any personality.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    "Incredibly Heartbreaking Failure"? Seriously?

    by Hervoyel

    Look, this is Clash of the Motherfucking Titans not Star Trek, Star Wars, or even Astro Boy. How anyone in their right mind can be emotionally invested enough in this to even use the words "Incredibly Heartbreaking Failure" escapes me entirely. The original was feces, this can only be better. Every single person involved with the original mailed it in. Every single one. This can't possibly be worse than that. Now I understand that you maybe thought it was going to be good.... and then it wasn't but that just means you got a faithful remake of the original in spirit if not in any other way. I'm going tomorrow, I'm avoiding the 3D version because I've yet to watch a film in 3D and I want the first one I see to be as good as it can possibly get (and too many people have told me that this ain't it) but there's nothing that could possibly break my heart in this film. It shouldn't be able to do that to anyone. How in the hell did you connect tightly enough to this to care that much Harry? How?

  • Smoking a shitload of weed?

  • April 1, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    YEAH SERIOUSLY

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL TOTALLY SQUANDERED, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • April 1, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    They didn't make this for Ancient Greeks to watch

    by Castlemonster

    So who cares if it's exactly like the myths? The fact that they were myths means you can take some reasonable liberties with them, unless you've established that your film is supposed to be painstakingly historically accurate or literally faithful. But there is no single literary source for all of the Greek myths. The Kraken certainly doesn't show up in Greek myth so why delve into accuracy at all? It just so happens that contemporary attitudes toward religion are a good fit with the unflattering portrayal of deities in much of Greek myth. DAMN THE GODS!

  • April 1, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Harry, Harry, Harry...

    by topfivevideo

    First of all... had drank? wow. I mean, really Harry? Second of all you can't be this big of a hypocrite. You can't praise Tim Burton for taking Alice in a different direction compared to the first and then slam this movie because the original is better. Granted if the "love story" was there it probably would have been better. Here's what I think happened. One of two things occurred; either Harry didn't get his free Clash of the Titans t-shirt or whatever free shit he gets in exchange for the decent reviews he's been giving these horrible fucking movies or Harry just didn't like the way it looked in 3-D. Either way your still an infant with a website.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Medusa Was The Coolest Thing About The Original

    by bigjeffrey

    That scene was creeeeepy and fantastic. The music was creepy and fantastic, medusa's movements and face were creepy and fantastic. Harry's right, she had great character and it was a tense and frightening scene and it terrified me as a kid but I loved it. Then I saw Leterrier's attempt at the scene and he obviously didn't "get it" in any way. A weightless Medusa laughing like a cheery kindergarten teacher, built in the same effects programme that brought us those godawful I Am Legend creatures! No hint of a homage to the brilliance of Harryhausen just more of that same crap Hulk CGI. Didn't really expect anything different though. Afterall this is a film with heavy rock in the trailer and the infamous "Titans Will Clash" tagline. It was obviously a film made for WWE retards!

  • April 1, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    "Ignornant Like Ebert" :for your Oscar consideration

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Thank you, Orionsangels, for helping me find the title for my screenplay about the whole formation of AICN. That perfectly sums up the everyman tomfoolery of Harry's rise to Hollywood power player, the cynicism abundant in the Talkbacks and duality of meaning (I mean, obviously Ebert is no idiot!) that should put me in range for a Best Screenplay in 2013. Thanks!

  • April 1, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    best modern cgi

    by 2007

    Transformers hands down

  • April 1, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Medusa

    by cyberskunk

    I seem to remember an episode of Land of the Lost where Medusa was depicted as being a good person. The snakes in her hair, I think, were unmoving and rubbery. I think she turned a menacing dinosaur to stone and probably talked with Holly.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Loved reading that...

    by m_reporter

    Harry's reviews are best when he's passionate about something, but not in love with what he's reviewing. Good one big man, but since I tend to disagree with you more often then not I'm gonna give the film a fair shake tomorrow. Although, to be honest, from what I read here it looks like one of those occasions where I'll agree with you.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Does Medusa take it doggy style?

    by Mr Soze

    I mean if you were to mount her from the front would your dick turn rock hard??? Come to think about it does she do oral?

  • April 1, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Now is it just me...

    by symon

    ...or is Harry using the word now to replace some of his that said's? Now I don't have a problem with that necessarily. At least it shows he's trying. And I kind of love that about Harry. That said, I doubt this movie can actually be worse than Van Helsing, which makes me think that as with Roger Ebert before him, Harry's love or hate for a mindless movie is 100% based on his mood at the time.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I thought Harry wasn't doing negative reviews anymore

    by IndyCollector

    *shaking head*

  • April 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    God of War 3

    by clupula

    Seriously. That's all I need to say. This movie does not need to exist. The game does everything this movie does, but better.

  • April 1, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    APRIL FOOLS REVIEW!

    by halsolo

    Seriously! Gotta be - I bet the 3d is amazing, the characters and story are fantastic, Worthington gives a performance of suprising depth, and its the single most satisfying adaptation of Greek Mythology in cinema. Honestly, how else do you explain ALL the reviews saying the same thing at the same time on APRIL FOOLS' DAY? Clever reviewers, pulling a fast one on us...

  • April 1, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    @Orionsangels

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>It's called crunch time.</p> And Cgi get's a bad rep for it.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I plan on seeing it in 2D.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I hope it is as cool as it looks. If not, I'll be wishing that I saw it 3D. Here in lies the paradox.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Ahh yes, April Fool's Day

    by IndyCollector

    It's not like Harry to make a set visit and NOT have a cock-sucking review.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Another thing about the 1st one

    by NippleEffect

    At the time Harry Hamlin was being touted as the next *big thing(tm)*<br> Now Sam Worthington is<p> Hamlin went on to flex his eating skills on LA Law and being forgettable<p> I can see Worthington doing the same<br> Hopefully sans eating noises<p> Watching and listening to Hamlin glorphing on a plumb is what prompted me to stop watching LA Law

  • April 1, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but the CGI in Jurassic Park IS better than recent films

    by D.Vader

    The reason for that is A) the CGI was hidden in darkness, locked off shots, and rain (for some scenes) and B) the artists really gave it their ALL bc this was something brand new for them, not something they'd all done in college on weekends between binge drinking. And C) it was brand new for us and so it branded itself in our minds as an awesome effect. Some shots look more CG than others (the raptor's Elvis lip curl for one) but for the most part, the CGI is 100% believable, and much more so than current CGI. I believe part of the reason for that is also in the way the director treats the shot that features the CGI. The cinematic language used is very old-school and thus is something our brains are more used to.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Just saw it...

    by yubnubrocks

    and I thought it was very enjoyable. Harry, I understand your point about the love thing with Perseus, but in this movie they took a different angle - revenge. And it works just fine. I also saw it in 2D, and thought the effects were great. Just a fun, action movie. It doesn't pretend to be anything else.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    This isn't a review, it's a fucking recap!

    by Cash907

    Strike three fat boy.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Confused About Alice in Wonderland?

    by DKT

    I was under the impression 3D was added *after* that movie filmed, too?

  • April 1, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Yes it was DKY, BUT...

    by D.Vader

    Tim Burton ALWAYS planned for it to be 3D, so they had a big idea of what they were doing early on, unlike Clash where they all found out they were doing 3D a few weeks before the premiere.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Most people haven't seen the original.

    by critch

    This is useless. The original is 30 years old with good effects for it's day but they are shit now. Nobody cares about sticking to the mythology of a movie which raped the actual Greek myths in the first place. Again, the Internet will be wrong, and this will rock, because the Internet is always wrong.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Sure are a lot of newbies commenting here on this one

    by D.Vader

    Hmmmmm....

  • April 1, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Aintitcool pans Clash, but decides to praise

    by Bleckie

    MacGruber?? You have no integrity

  • April 1, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Magruber hasn't had any screenings yet

    by D.Vader

    Get with the fucking program, Bleckie.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    *Any screenings that have been reviewed here, I mean

    by D.Vader

    There's a difference.

  • April 1, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    *Any screenings that have been reviewed here, I mean

    by D.Vader

    There's a difference.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Can't put lipstick on a pig!

    by planetran_fan

    If a flick's gonna be in 3-D, then the director & DP have to know that goin' in! See it in 2-D.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    I belive thay spent more time

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    on the Jurassic Park creatures than they do nowadays. Seems like a lot of effects are rushed through faster now.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Ramin Djawadi's Score = Production Library Music

    by Admonisher

    In other words, wallpaper. Look, I realize it's tough to get big, rousing old-school themes by studios these days, but c'mon! Djawadi's music has NO character whatsoever! It's a "film score" in the same sense that gas station hot dogs are, technically speaking, "food." THIS is what "Clash of the Titans" should sound like: http://tinyurl.com/yfjhjgg

  • April 1, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    It can't be worse than the original.

    by antonphd

    I watched the original the other day. It's shittier than a Michael Bay transformers movie. I loved it as a kid, but it's just beyond aweful to watch now. The only redeeming quality of the film is the way they made the god's assholes. That was pretty cool. I'm not looking forward to this remake either, but I'll watch it cause nothing better is out tomorrow and I'm a film addict.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Laurence Rosenthal is alive and well, by the way...

    by Admonisher

    I hope he has a good chuckle when he sees this film.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    One of the best reviews by Harry yet

    by Weapon M

    I think you out did yourself here. I'm impressed man. I really see the emotion and the empathy in this review of yours. you have a clear understanding of the story, and you totally get what should or shouldn't be in it. Totally compassionate yet unwavering. Am I giving him a review of his review?? Well, yeah, thank, I think many people are looking for more of this critical mindedness from Harry. I think he strikes the perfect balance in this film. oh and about the movie--- too many chefs spoil the broth......

  • April 2, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I've been telling you all since day one this guy is a hack!

    by Ganymede3001

    He's the sole reason why we don't have another Hulk sequel in the pipeline. That's why I'll never forgive this talentless punk.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Ebert gave the 2-D version three stars

    by Ye Not Guilty

    DAMN THE GODS!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    "..that a Vulture flies off into the knight with spectrally..."

    by LargoJr

    While spell-check is generally a GOOD thing, it's usually considered a good idea to actually proofread your article to make sure it didn't swap words on you, as it has a NASTY habit of doing so. :)

  • April 2, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Yep, I was right.

    by critch

    Just got home from seeing it. Great film, lots of fun. Music was fine, effects were fine, story was good, Liam and Ralph rocked the place. I'm glad I'm not beholden to a 30 year old movie that didn't do that great to begin with. Keep hating, haters. Eventually you'll be right. Maybe. HAHAHA

  • April 2, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Release the Gods!

    by Castlemonster

    Damn the Kraken! Pass the Ketchup! Glean the Cube! Drain the Snake! Mow the Lawn! Do the Hustle!

  • April 2, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    The characters sucked worse than the 3D

    by MattmanReturns

    Worthington is the very definition of bland, and even Fiennes and Neeson failed to bring any gravitas to their roles. How did this movie make Hades BORING??

  • April 2, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Hades always being a villain

    by Kontarsky

    = Boring as Sam Worthington's acting chops, if not worse. I think he got over the shortest lot after a few millennia. Jus' sayin'. Wake me up when someone makes a myth film where he's actually doing his thing in the Underworld and not giving much of a fuck about what's aboveground, as THAT'S a true interpretation.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    "...Vulture flies off into the knight with..."

    by onezeroone

    WTF this mean?

  • April 2, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Headgeek, I think you are wrong.

    by Darth Mulder

    I just got back from a midnight showing. I thought it was a really good movie. It wasn't as much fun as the original, but I still enjoyed it.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Spank the Monkey!

    by Castlemonster

    Robert Downey Junior is Sinbad the Sailor in Sinbad and the Benevolent Religion of Peace!

  • April 2, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT it's in the link I posted!

    by Orionsangels

    Phil Tippett's team (A team that is used to doing stop motion with go-motion. Which is adding the blur.) is using the dinosaur input device. They're working in the same manner, moving a frame at a time and that's being input into the computer. CGI hasn't been done like that in years. Now it's all animated with the keyboard and mouse. You have eyes and ears right? It's in the damn clip I showed you. I've seen that making of special a dozen times. I'll agree with you this much, ok it may not be go-motion. I chose my words poorly, but the way they input the movements, was done in the way they created stop motion, minus snapping a shot for each frame. Whether or not it looked like stop motion is not the point. There was a marrying of two types of specials effects in this case, to get to the final product. I will say this, to me, one CGI scene of the T-rex does kind of seem like go-motion, right after the T-rex turns over the jeep. He starts biting down on it, it has a jerky motion to it, just slightly though. Then they switch to the giant animatronic T-rex chewing on the tire. I always hated that edit.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    The Reluctant Austinite

    by Orionsangels

    Um...should I be expecting residual checks in the mail?

  • April 2, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington hates Bubo!

    by Denty420

    http://bit.ly/csWryj - Fuck Sam Worthington and his lack of respect.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    I'll just go see Kick Ass again...

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Seeing as Clash is getting universally panned. Looking forward to it too.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Why Harry,

    by carraway

    Why so many worthy words wasted on such a unworthy piece of crap. It sucks, got it, won't go.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Judi Bowker was hot in the original

    by Denty420

    Virginal, virtuous and fucking gorgeous.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Agree with every point except the end

    by TheJudger

    "and the only digital effects company that should have worked on these characters should have been Phil Tippett’s group or WETA" It like that preambled hate for dreamworks in contrast to pixar as if the same amount of creative effort or soul is not applied. I say yes Weta is the best in the game right now, but that doesn't mean they are the only ones capable of game changing effects. ILM held the crown for such a long time. There would have been a period in time when someone would have said trust only them. Trust no one. Stop thinking that way. JD Salinger left the world to defeat his ego and feed his ambition. Ambition should always outwieght abilities. I'm tired of playing the favoritism game amoung creatives and directors. I'm tired of saying they are the best and no one can bring them down. It's foolish. I say the game is wideopen, let the one with the biggest hurting heart win. Shed the ego feed the desire to do something that stays with the people. Fuck dont know why I'm ranting about this. But I guess yeah, no favoritism sucks. It's killing the medium. People earn a title and with that title they get their nubs on projects that might not be right for them. The system is fucked. utterly fucked, and thats why shit like this happens.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    I'll Go Watch Alice Again Instead

    by grievenom

    Titans looks and sounds like a lame piece of crap.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    JESUS CHRIST WHAT AN ENDING!!!!!!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    I expected some Krakenetic mayhem but HOLY SHIT I did not expect it to be that good! If the whole movie was like that and not just parts of the scorpion and medusa battles, then we'd be talking about a total classic here. As it stands Clash of the Titans is a mediocre action fantasy flick with an exceptionally awesome climax. Bumps it up to a 4 out of 5.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Funny you should mention Last of the Mohicans, Harry

    by Anything But Tangerines

    That was really the last film I watched with an ending as badass as this one.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT

    by AsimovLives

    Then you don't remember the original at all. Because in the original movie, the love for the same woman, Andromeda, drove the actions of both the hero and the major villain of the movie.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I don't like the revenge motivation for Perseus

    by AsimovLives

    What if isntead of reveng,e Perseus would had been motivated by RESCUING his beloved family from Hades? Like, his family dies an unfair death, and Perseus decides to travel to Hades to save them. It'sd not that a saving from Hades story has no presencent in ancient greek mythology, just look at the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus goes to Hades and impresses the god with his music skills so much he let his beloved Eurydice under conditions. In CLASH, Hades could be so impressed with Perseus courage and dedication and inteligence he would reward Perseus by giving his family back.<br><br>Besdie,s this notion that Hades has to be a bad guy just because he's the god Of The Underwold is ignorant and, frankly, dumb. Hades was not the ancietn greek version of Satan. Just because he lives in the underworld where the souls of the dead resides doesn't make him a bad evil god. Hades is not Satan, despiste the modern fashion of equating Hades with Hell. The original movie di go lazy on themythology because they put Kraken instead of Cetus as the sea monster that threatens Andromedra, but seems this remake is even more lazy and ignorant about the real ancient greek mythology of which this movie is supposed to be based upon. Why can't this new filmmaker guys get this rigth? What's so fucking hard about it?

  • April 2, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Any of you remember the TV show THE STORYTELLER?

    by AsimovLives

    Produced by Jim Henson, the second season of the show was presented by Michael Gambon, and he told stories form the greek myths. It was a charming show, very well presented, very well writen, and though it was made as a children's program, it pulled no punches, and presented the greek myths stories as they were, and not kiddified. QWell, with the exceptionof the co-presenter, which was a cut dog animatronic. But everything else was done with much attention to detail, an accurate to the greek myths and the production design reflected real ancient greece. It was also very beautiful to look at. And it seems, a childrne show from 1990 mannages to outwin an Holywood blockbuster in tellign an ancient greek myth story more accuratly, more intelligently, more knowingly, more imaginatively. Why can't Hollywood just do ther same thing? Why?

  • April 2, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    All this Clash of Titans hype

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and I've not read one word about Calibos. Is he in it?<p> Not that it matters, because all the reviews I've read so far poop on this mess and I'm not seeing it

  • April 2, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by AsimovLives

    It gets worse. The movie has Polly Walker as Cassiopeia, Andromedra's mother, and not a single word about her as well. You know, Polly Walker, Atia Of The Julii in ROME? Realy, the movie's bad aspects must be so distracting people even forget Polly Walker is in the movie. Wow, just wow!

  • April 2, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Calibos seems to be in the movie.

    by cyberskunk

    Roger Ebert mentions Calibos being in the movie.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Calm down, dude.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Louis Leterrier hasn't let me down yet

    by WarioMario

    This will be awesome! Screw the haters! Leterrier for the Avengers 2011!!

  • April 2, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by AsimovLives

    Calm down what?

  • April 2, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Yourself

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • April 2, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Orionsangels, No.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    No. Like Troy Duffy, I plan on fucking everyone over as soon as I get a taste of fame and success. I'll start with you and work my way up to insulting Speilberg. It's gonna be quite a ride. I better call the rehab center and make my reservations for Spring 2014.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    3d looked like crap, isn't Iron Man 2 using the same process?

    by Evil E

    This is the first film where the 3d has really bothered me, everything else I've seen has been 3D animated though (Avatar was basically all cG). This can't bode well for Iron Man 2. I can't overstate how distracting it was - it definitely detracted from my enjoyment of the film - http://tinyurl.com/yem8bgv

  • April 2, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    The worthington of a bag of shite

    by tazzzer

    He fucked up T4, his performance in Avatar was bollocks and now this but there is light at the end of this story you see. We now know that Worthington's worth is less than a bag of shite!

  • April 2, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    This will be as good as the original.

    by Gweaser

  • April 2, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I got a bad headache..

    by Axl Z

    Seriousy, I just watched it here in the UK, against teh advice i went to see it in 3D so had to part with £1.50 for the "pleasure" on top of the £13.50 unlimited cinema card.. Anyway, I remember feeling bad after The Final Destination 3D, but was great after Avatar so thought perhaps the tech had moved on, how wrong was I! 4 hrs after walking out and I can ony just visualy read online again! On the plus side I'm definitely booking up an eye exam now off the back of this experience but the truth is, I paid extra to ruin my Good Friday by feeling ill. Gonna try to watch it in 2D at some point as was looking forward to this and ony got as far as the large scorpions fight.. Clash Of The Titans truly fucked my eyeballs out.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    also..

    by Axl Z

    why the hell did he have a buzzcut? that distracted me too..

  • April 2, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    How is this a must see? With a review like that?

    by Supermans

    I already bought tickets in advance for the 3d version at Cinebistro. Too bad I can't get a refund. I love the original, this one looks to disappoint. Bubo should not have been an afterthought in this.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Harry, A Word!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Thinking about the original film how do you reconcile the fact that Medusa was minding her own business until Perseus and his gang came along killed her and her two headed dog? What a bunch of bastards and just for the love of a woman, poor ole reclusive Medusa it's not like she was slithering into town every day and killing anyone. At least the remake gave a good reason for Perseus to break and enter into Medusa's lair and kill the occupant. How can you say anyone gave a shit about Andromeda in the original? The actress was as wooden as the Jinn in the remake and she had very few scenes with Perseus to develop a love story of any magnitude. As for Harry Hamlyn's Perseus, when did he learn to become a fighter? He had a short scene with Rocky Balboa's trainer then wandered off for a time without his magical sword or shield not really the actions of a trained well ard fighter. I think you might be looking at the original film through rose coloured glasses and boyhood memories because I just watched it recently and although I have fond memories for the Ray Harryhausen stop motion effects it has dated a lot and seems very light and fluffy to me.The musical score was one of the best things about the original which the new one lacks so I'll agree on that part, but everything else in the remake had a better sense of logic as far as I'm concerened.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    One more word Harry.

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I'm really glad Bubo only had a cameo this time around beacuse he was more annoying than Jar Jar Binks, ever could be.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    BUBO is better than you pitchperfect

    by Supermans

    Don't mess with BUBO, he helped kill the Kraken and that gives him a set of stars named after him in the end ;)

  • April 2, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    AND WHY OH WHY DID SAM

    by Supermans

    Have a friggin buzz-cut in the film?? That was the most stupid thing they could have done since electric razors would not have been around way back then.. Unless it was BUBO cutting his hair being the only electronic creature/device in the whole universe.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Harry admits that 'set visits' work as intended

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    he admits that he was enamored and enthralled by this movie after his set visit. So take note all Hollywood directors of ultimately horrible movies: if you invite Harry to your set, he'll fall entirely in love with whatever lousy hunk of film you're crapping out, and for a few months, you'll get great positive coverage from AICN. Then once the entire rest of the planet takes a giant dump on your dung heap, he'll jump in at the 11th hour with his customary, "THAT SAID..." wherein he tells us how he also doesn't like it, and never did like it.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Original was tedious

    by Chakalak

    I still remember how much I wanted back those two hours of my life after sitting through it. No thanks on this one.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    GOOD Review Harold!

    by cowboyone

    Now if you could apply this same level of astute observations and articulate criticism in all your reviews, I'd be a happy man.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by AsimovLives

    Why for?

  • April 2, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    WOW

    by mojoman69

    If Harry hates it, it must truly suck Bubo ass. What a shame. And after mega hype as well. That bit on Amercan idol look bad. Sam W looked like he wanted to crawl under a rock.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    PITCHPERFECT

    by AsimovLives

    If you watch the origjnal again, you will notice that Medusa lives inside an accupied temple in an city full of petrified remains of their once population, and all the warriors that went to reclaim the city back. Medusa in the original is a plague to the world.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Perseus' buzzcut

    by AsimovLives

    That's pretty weird. Back then, only eunuchs had buzzcuts.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Good observations AL, I never picked up on that, if that is the case then I don't feel so sorry for Medusa, but I still feel that films like Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, 7th Voyage, Golden Voyage and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger had a brutal mind set towards supernatural creatures. The heroes journey always seems to require the death of such magnificent beasts when in fact they were really only doing their job as servants to wicked wizards or Gods. Most of the time these poor individuals were product of the Gods wrath. They should be pitied like Kong or Frankenstein's monster. Anyway that's just my fucked up opinion and take on it. I'm sure most people here would disgaree with me.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    by WONKABAR

    I just had to login to say that your name almost made me spit milk all over my keyboard.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Harry vs Ebert: clash of the opinions

    by Powerring

    I can rightfully say: Eberet trashes a movie---there is almost 100% chance that everyone else on earth may have actually enjoyed it. Harry trashes a movie, there is probably a 10-20% chance he's the only one that disliked it. Bottom line: Ebert has made some VERY BAD calls over the years. "Amazingly mediocre/not really that good of a... " movies as he calls them end up sweeping the oscars.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    And once again...

    by Mister_Eko

    ...Harry proves why he's considered one of the worst writers of all time. Holy cow, man.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Ebert Acclaim?!

    by CyberVishnu

    I heard Roger Ebert gave this 4 out of 5 flapping jaws.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The only scene that works in either film is the Medusa bit

    by Tall_Boy66

    When this film is remade for a 3rd time, just make a 2 hr Medusa scene. Wasn't a big fan of this one, I'd rank it a notch underneath the original, but the original isn't a classic either. They're both shallow FX eye candy and jumbled plots in both. HOWEVER, in either movie, the Medusa scene is 100% the highlight of the film. in 20 years from now, just make it about Perseus vs. Medusa for 2 hours. That would rule.

  • April 2, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Perseus vs Medusa

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    lol not a bad idea. They shoulda cut out the scorpion with something new. A giant cg scorpion is not exciting at all, I don't know why people were excited for this film, the trailer was fucking lame.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Well, it's just clearly bad....

    by Homer Sexual

    I want to want to see this movie, but the previews are so lame. Also, Sam Worthington can't seem to stop himself from bashing his own movie. Also, he looks like a marine, not a greek guy. Totally wrong.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Original is awful

    by Pikaroth76

    I will be seeing this, but I will view it in 2D. I never had any intention of the 3D version, but if that could get any lower, it has with the recent reviews. Still, Ebert, pound for pound the best critic out there, gave it 3 out of 4 stars, so that gives me hope. <P> I actually just watched the original two nights ago, and I had forgotten how awful it was. It is so amazingly slow that it nearly put me to sleep (this coming from someone whose favorite film is Magnolia, clocking in at over three hours). The Medusa scene is still as cool as it was when I was younger, but other than that, the only thing that stood out, if I can even say this, is that Bubo was NOT as bad as I remembered. If anything, he made it tolerable - just kind of a fun character in an otherwise forgettable film that has next to nothing going for it. <P> Seriously, for those that have fond memories of the 1981 version, as I remembered having, watch it again, and it may just shock you (then again, it may not, but it sure did for me). Just a terribly boring film with nothing to care for in it (though, of course, decent nudity!).

  • April 2, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Just saw it...

    by HellKing

    It stinks! Nuff said!

  • April 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    PITCHPERFECT

    by AsimovLives

    That's the beauty of those monsters, that tragic as they are, they are still destructive and killers of people and that they need to be destryed so that goodness can be achieved. It's the tragedy inherent to a monster's condition. Which movies have explored rarely. Yet, you can tell in movies like the original CLASH OF THE TITANS, that though the monsters are bad, the filmmakers really loved them. You could say that the fact that the monsters are memorable is, in a way, a show of love. Loving the beast, you know?

  • April 2, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    How can you do this to me Reluctant Austinite?

    by Orionsangels

    After all we've been through. Remember that one time you mentioned me in your post, yesterday. You would do this to me? I came up with the title. Who made all this come together? Me! That's who!

  • April 2, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Besides, those greek myth stories were never simple fun

    by AsimovLives

    All those greek myth stories were tragedies told to make a moral point. And the thing that most movies made from those myths never tell is that always they ended tragcially, because those heroes, having ahieved a great task, they always suffered from hubris and insulted the gods,a dn the gods then wreack vengence on them and always the this heroes end badly, destituted, abandoned, unloved. Take Jason, of the Argonauts adventure. In the end, he does a misdead to the very girl he saved, and he suffers her revenge and is destituted. He goes to the remains of his ship, the Argos, and cries. The quill breaks and kills him. Take Perseus, who after a long reign, he mistakenly kills and innocent, and for that crime he's banished in his old age from his country to never return. Ullisses is killed by mistake by his own son from the witch Circe. Hercules is assassinated in revenge for his misdeeds. Theseus loses an eye for lusting another woman. Bellerophon lives the last years of his life as a beggar. This ancient greeks, theyt didn't believed in easy happy endings, not even for their most ass kicking of heroes. Becasue for them, all this stories, their great achievements, served as a moral point in that, regardles of your great deeds, if you fallen into hubris, you would get punished, and severely. Perseus himself was not spared.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    LORDOFLIGHT are you on crack?

    by Orionsangels

    I know what parts were CGI in JP. When the T-rex first breaks through the fence and roars. When it walks towards the jeep from the back. When it's slamming it's head on the side of the jeep, trying to tip it over. When it first bites down on the upside down jeep. When they try to get it's attention with the flare and it chases Jeff Goldblum. Oh and it's night time and raining and the freakin animal has weight distribution and looks a 1000 times better than the hokey dinosaurs in the Land of the Lost movie! Yeah sure CGI looks better today. Blow it out your ass Lordofass!

  • April 2, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I watched the original movie for the first time LAST MONTH

    by AsimovLives

    Adn the bashing it gets from some people here is completly unmerited. Maybe because i'm from a different era, the 70s and 80s when soemtimes filmamkers actualyl took time to tell their tales instead of doing editing rush jobs on every scene, but i didn't found the movie boring. One can say that it's silly, in that chessy kind of way, but i guess mostly because there was limitations to the technology back then that it was just impossible for the movie to be realised in any other way. And some chessiness is actually the movie's atempt at light-heartness and humour. Judi Bowker is simply stunning. And there's a certain personality to the monsters that i find lacking in most CGI monsters made today. With all the flaws the original has, i can tell it's an actualy labor of love from the filmamkers who made it. I'm not so sure about that in the remake.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    And again, revenge as Perseus motivation is just wrong.

    by AsimovLives

    Not to mention a complete rip off of the first GOD OF WAR game. Just change Ares for Hades.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    And Hades was not a villain in the greek myths

    by AsimovLives

    I can't stress this enough.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Roddenberry's Bible Studio notes?

    by magnetoelectric

    Fuck Clash,.. This is the only part of the review that interested me. I keep googlin' different searches to read more up on this, to no avail.. Anybody point me in the right direction? Help

  • April 2, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    See It In 2D... Not That Bad

    by THX1968

    Just saw the movie in 2D and it's not that bad. In fact, Neeson and Finnes are great in it. It's just as goofy as the first one, so what gives? The script isn't that great - Perseus' motivation is indeed lacking, but I just can't take any of this too seriously. I found it to be no more or less entertaining than the original. Most of the FX are pretty good, but Medusa and the harpies fare the worst. Be prepared for a sequel.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Hera wasn't the one the punished Perseus, it was Thetis...

    by BrentSweeting

    Overall, I really agreed with your review. As I said, above, in the original it wasn't Hera that caused problems for Perseus, it was Thetis. Other than that, your verdict was spot on. My review was fairly similar, and I havent seen any other critics address the problems with changing Perseus' motivations. My review is up at www.dailymovieupdate.com I would love to hear your thoughts.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives, about the pacing of the orginal movie.

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I have no problem watching older movies that are slower paced than the ones today, but as much as we have a healthy respect for what has gone before I don't think those old movies are beyond criticism. The orginal Clash of the Titans has some strange pacing issues, especially the scene were Perseus rides Pegasus to destroy the Kraken it seems to take forever for him to get to the cliff tops and pull out the Medusa head. It really could have done with a tighter edit, there's a fine line between creating tension and just boring the viewer.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    This movie is probably shit, however:

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>One word:</p> <p>HORAT</p> <p>Search for that review. I'd reckon Clash of the titans is better than that.<p>

  • April 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    There are some things in life that are a bag of shite...

    by tazzzer

    I mean look. We all grew up with fairytales and happy endings and we all try to show that man likes to give give a fuck about his/her fellow man but yet people fuck each other. This is simply how it is and in that vein i think its perfectly OK i-nfact I think its absolutely right that we should all simply agree that Sam Worthington is worth(ington) less than a bag of shite (even if the bag of shite is truly stinky). All say ya

  • April 2, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Louis Leterriere makes another pile of crap...

    by redtom

    ...nothing new there then...

  • April 2, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Louis Leterriere makes anothe pile of crap...

    by magnetoelectric

    ...told to be more like Michael Mann. In other news, Chris Evans casted as Captain America ,told to be more like Pacino

  • April 2, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    RE: Tired of the 3D reviews

    by www.valiens.com

    Really, Forked Tongue? Really? You have an opinion about that? Jesus Christ, can people please stop trying to find something to bitch about? It's unbelievably moronic.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Perseus and Andromeda never had a "romance" in the myths...

    by Dave Bowman

    He was flying home (with his winged sandals) after his defeat of Medusa when he happened to see Andromeda (who he didn't know) chained to the rock below. Being a hero, he decided to rescue her, which led to their marriage. That was it.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Is Duel Of The Titans next?

    by SnootyBoots

  • April 2, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Titans: revenge of the fallen

    by Powerring

    O, maybe they won't fuck up God of War and Greek myths in movies haven't been killed forever.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Being in my late 30's

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>I grew up loving the original and, like Harry, I had a fond interst in Greek Mythology as well. Although both have faded over time.</p> <p>Reading over these talkbacks, some points stand out to me.</p> <p>1. The original had some great merits (Harryhausen's work, the Medusa fight, I personally loved the Kraken, Bubo, Burgess Meredith...)but the film definitely could use an update for modern audiences. So there WAS a good reason for MAKING this movie.</p> <p>2.This was not a good approach to the remake. Revenge is not a motive for 'Heroes' but rather 'Anti-heros' which, unfortunately too many movie producers can't seem to tell the difference between any more.</p> <p>And 3, Sam Worthington is an unworthy leading figure and casting directors need to be aware of this.</p> <p>I always vote with my $s and I plan on steering clear of this movie. Maybe I'll watch it a few years down the road when it appears on the Space Channel. But I won't even Zip it.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I Just Saw It In 2-D

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    Just got home from CLASH OF THE TITANS-in 2-D. I am a big fan of the original-I saw in in '81 at the age of 19 and, being a Harryhausen fan, I loved it despite its shortcomings. The remake was, in my humble opinion, was a fun way to usher in the big movie season of 2010. While it is by no means perfect, neither was the original. This new version has some spectacular fx work, and Sam Worthington was good as Perseus re-imagined. I had a good time and would recommend the film. HOWEVER...if you see it, do yourself a favor and see it in 2-D, because I can see where forcing 3-D on this film in post-production would ruin it.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    HARRY HAS A LOVE HANG OVER

    by giselerocks

    What is it with all these wannabe film makers telling the people who made the film what to do in order to create a so called success. Perseus wanted to stop the gods in THIS adaption, 81 adaption-yes i loved it for it's time,yes its cool but so is this one,just because it didnt go down the way u wanted doesnt mean its bad,the whole them is about DEFIANCE NOT LOVE OR A FUCIN 3 HR BORING LOVE TRIANGLE!

  • April 2, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Eh, it was as good as the first one. Kids will love it.

    by antonphd

    I just don't understand why medusa wasn't topless. Especially since they made her face pretty. Why didn't we get to see her perfect breasts?

  • April 2, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I will say this much for it.

    by antonphd

    Io is a far better match for Perseus than Andromeda ever was. And I did like that the gods are petty.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    but revenge is a much better motivation

    by antonphd

    than something so selfish as wanting to be king. give me a break. this is the 21st century. kings fucking suck. i don't want a hero who wants to be a ruler over other people. i want a hero that wants other people to be free to rule themselves. that is a motivation i can relate to. having a god kill your family while punishing a people that refuse to be slaves to the gods is a damn good motivation. anyone who grew up a fundamentalist christian or any kind of fundamentalist religion can appreciate the motivation of perseus.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Just saw it, was very ejoyable

    by thot

    Sure, Sam Worthington isn't much of an actor, but the film worked on every level. Great sfx (except Medusa), great action, a touch of romance and a classic story. My wife and I had a good time. Glad I didn't see it in 3D. Thumbs up! Lotsa fun!

  • April 3, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    The original 1981 film is a fantasy CLASSIC

    by RoarsLoudly

    While the re-make had it's moments they sincerly messed up many of the things that made the original so much fun. On top of that I'm not even gonna discuss that 3-D conversion. What a HUGE mistake!!

  • April 3, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    It was weak and SW was wrong the part or Persues.

    by The Founder

    How do you make a lackluster remake of a classic. The original was light years better. I agree with Harry. The Gods had no presence and nothing seem to connect. The scenes seemed random and just didn't fit together. How do you have to great actors playing Zues and Hades and not utilize them. Sam Worthington was just god awful wrong for the part. The film had a moment here and there, and the Kraken was probably the best scene in the film. It just didn't work for me period.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    EdRyder

    by AsimovLives

    For you to get those roddenbery's bible studio notes, you would bneed top do soemtyhign that no geekoid can ever bring himself to do, because it goes against the dogma bullshit they believe. Namely, to actually like STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE enough to buy the soundtrack. It's in the Special Edition Cd of that soundtrack that you can find those bible studio notes, as told by roddenbery during a SF com. but really, no self-respecting geekoid would even lower themselves to like STAR TREK: THE MOTIONPICTURE, would they? Because the fucking stupid dogma of the creed is that it's not a good movie, right?

  • April 3, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    just got back, It was both horrid and entertaining.

    by Ganymede3001

    It was horrid because the set pieces looked fake. Whenever they were shooing in the rock formations the rocks looked plastic. And Calibos was a fucking travesty. He doesn't come close to the original Calibos in looks or treachery. And Sam Worthingtons acting was deplorable. The worst job he's ever done. I liked him in Avatar and T4, but he was atrocious in this. Loser Leterrier fucking lost, he's in Tim Story land now.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Should've just followed the orginal with today's FX.

    by The Founder

    The movie would've worked at least. Why the writers felt the need to weakly reimagine the original is beyond me. Why no one from the studio stopped and said wait a sec, this aint gonna work is beyond me.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    PITCHPERFECT

    by AsimovLives

    I'm sure back in the day, CLASH OF THE TITANS was considered a fast paced edited movie. I mean, take STAR WARS. Back then, it was one of the fatest edited movies ever made. Today, it's kinda slow in parts. and yet i wouldn't change one frame of it. It's quite a thin line what seperates our tolerance for different,s lower type of editings of the past, and we projecting our faster editing tolerance to yesterday's movies.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Keep Leterrier away from the Avengers

    by The Founder

    Not sure if it's a rumor but I think I read he may direct the Avengers.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Our Lord Jesus Christ has showed them the error...

    by The Founder

    of their ways. Zues created man? Serioulsy? I just felt uneasy when he said that in the movie. For that reason alone this movie will tank.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    antonphd

    by AsimovLives

    Revenge is inherently a selfish act. While if you want to be king, that means not only you get to be oon the top, but you also have heavy responsabilites to go with it as well. Being king is not just a reward, it's a full time job you are at it evne in your sleep. Total responsability. And remember, in this greek myths, the stonries never ended at a guy being king and lived happily ever after.<br><br>Revenge is compeltly selfish. And even in that pre-christian era, revenge was seen as sinful, and any act of revenge would demand contriction and penitance. No, it wasn't christianity that invented that, it was the greeks. Read any of the greek myths storie,s and you will realise almost all of the heroes had a downfall after they comit an unjust murder, even if unintentional. Hercules is assassinated because he murders. Perseus is bannished from his kingdom because he comits UNVOLUNTARY murder. The only murdered who gets penitance for his act is Orestes, and because he submited voluntarily to the gods' judgement, and because he was beloved to Appolo. In the greek myths, evne the act of revenge which would seem just was still punishable and was punished. Becasue whoever was murdered, he was under the sponsorship of some god or another. Who would then ask and get retribution from the murder of his vassal.<br><br>No, the revenge motivation of Perseus in this movie is just stupid. It's lazy writing. Far better would had been Perseus waking half the world, battling half the creature sinthe world for the sake of SAVING HIS FAMILY from the underground. That's noble, that's HERO'S STUFF.<br><br>And for the last fucking time, Hades was not a villain in the greek myths. He was not Satan. He had barely any interest in meadling with the affairs of the surface word and mankind. Why modern people keep on with this "Hades = Satan" bullshit notion is beyond me. Crass unforgivable ignorance.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    this movie rocked.

    by Warcraft

    great time at the theater. i really needed something like this after watching the terrible alice in wonderland.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Warcraft

    by AsimovLives

    Two wrongs do not make a right.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Where are the TITANS?

    by onezeroone

    My only beef with original too. You'd expect to see TITANS in a movie titled CLASH OF THE TITANS, no?

  • April 3, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST

    still going

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    I am still going to see it. I hav a gift card, and I want to see a movie, dammit. I want to see some Gemma Arterton, and some Kraken being released. Kraken yo' ass, fools.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Remember the Clash of the Titans

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    If you fumble the football, I will break my foot off on your John Brown hind parts.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Harry nailed it. They "Van-Helsing-ed" COTT

    by jsarnold513

    Very disappointing, but it was just a bunch of action scenes thrown together with no emotional weight behind it. Pegasus was cheapened and Worthington's Perseus was a bore. I couldn't even tell the thing was in 3D, honestly. The Kraken was impressive to look at, and I thought Medusa was too. Not worth $11 for a ticket, though.

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  • April 3, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    And it's not Kraken, it's CETUS, dammit!!

    by AsimovLives

    The beast that threatens to eat Andromedra in the myths is called CETUS, not Kraken. Kraken is from scadinavian folklore. MEDIEVAL SCADINAVIAN FOLKLORE, for fuck's sakes!!

  • April 3, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Missed opportunites...

    by Bootskin

    ..They could have fixed the BS "additions" to the mythology that were put into the first flick (Calibos never existed, the "Kraken" as asimovlives already mentioned is NOT a Greek creation, Perseus flew by wearing Hermes' sandals, NOT on Pegasus' back)..but no, they destroy the Perseus/Andromeda connection and go the "God of War" route to reign in the PS3 demographic. I know "source material" is pretty much ignored in hollywood, but c'mon...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    @AsimovLives, Din stackars Krake

    by BixbySnyder

    Scadinavian? Wtf is that?

  • April 3, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/q55pz

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Anyone checking this map of Northern Europe, can of course see, that more beasties than that owergrown squid known as 'Kraken' existed around the world.</p> <p>But we ate them all.</p> <p>Hey, Vikings gotta eat, you know?</p>

  • April 3, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Just saw "Clash of the Titans"...

    by deelzbub

    and here are some of my favorite quotes from the movie: <P>"OOh! Der go Pegasusus right der!", <P>"Medusa.. Ain't dat da bitch wif snakes on her head?"

  • April 3, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    (10 minutes into the movie)

    by deelzbub

    "Who da Krackin?"

  • April 3, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    (25 minutes in)

    by deelzbub

    "who da Krackin?"

  • April 3, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    (30 something minutes in)

    by deelzbub

    "Aye, who da Krackin' is?"

  • April 3, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    (45 minutes in)

    by deelzbub

    "Is dat da Krackin'?"

  • April 3, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    (50 minutes in)

    by deelzbub

    "Nah.. Hold up now.. Who da Krackin?"

  • April 3, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    (50 minutes in)

    by deelzbub

    "Nah.. Hold up now.. Who da Krackin?"

  • April 3, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Bubo was the most goddamned annoying thing of my childhood

    by Superponte

    I hated the little fucking robot owl. I went into the remake PRAYING that the fucking owl was not in it. Then perseus picks up the fucking owl...and I gasp in horror. Then he throws the fucking owl back into the trash where it belongs, and I am happier than a pig in shit. Great movie. lol. 4/5

  • April 3, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Bubo was the most goddamned annoying thing of my childhood

    by Superponte

    I hated the little fucking robot owl. I went into the remake PRAYING that the fucking owl was not in it. Then perseus picks up the fucking owl...and I gasp in horror. Then he throws the fucking owl back into the trash where it belongs, and I am happier than a pig in shit. Great movie. lol. 4/5

  • April 3, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    (Over an hour into the movie)

    by deelzbub

    "Oh! Der go da McKrackin."

  • April 3, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    *Lip Smack*

    by deelzbub

    "Dats so fake!" (In regards to Medusa.)

  • April 3, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Thanks to Brittany

    by deelzbub

    For that excellent play-by-play of quotes from a Clash of the Titans viewing in Atlanta! It was just like being there.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    The whiners who pan the remake for its mythological

    by Gweaser

    inaccuracies (almost every AICN reviewer) are blinded by nostalgia and groupthink, since they overlook all the inaccuracies in the first one. Perseus never crossed the river Styx or met Charon. He never fought giant scorpions, never used Medusa's head to slay the sea monster (which wasn't a Kraken), in fact his motivation for retrieving the head was as an offering to Polydectes, he never rode the Pegasus (it was Bellerophon), and never encountered Bubo. Greek myth has been written and re-written and re-written. I do not fault, the original or the remake for taking liberties. But I do fault people who can't enjoy a film for what it is, an awesome fun adventure. Now as for the 3d conversion, watch the 2d, then write a review. Don't fault the filmmakers for a sleazy cashgrab business decision made by the studios.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    CRAP OF THE TITANS

    by Tumor_Binks

    should have been the title. Where was the CLASH of the TITANS? Great title, crap movie. Hear Sam Worthington is going to star in the remake of Citizen Kane. Can't wait!

  • April 3, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Was a lot of stuff cut from this film?

    by Wormie1

    I enjoyed the movie and found it was well-paced, but I suspect a lot of scenes were cut. They had Danny Huston as one of the gods and we didn't see any of them do much, with the exceptions of Zeus and Hades. It looked like those comedy sidekicks were meant to have bigger (and probably more annoying) roles too. Andromeda was barely in it. Anyway, I made the sensible decision to see it in 2D and enjoyed it. Visually, it was great, but it was a shame that they didn't improve on the original characterwise. And Mads was more badass than Worthington, maybe he should have been the lead!

  • April 3, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives.

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I grew up watching slower paced films and ones they considered fast paced back in the day and after seeing Star Wars and Raiders Of the Lost Ark, Clash of the Titans was a throwback to an even earlier era of editing as far as I'm concerned. If there is one thing Lucas does well, it's editing a movie so it's faster paced and the original Clash of the Titans really didn't follow those rules in my opinion. Even as a kid back then I thought Clash of the Titans was a bit slow moving with some ropey bluescreen effects. Star Wars had set the bar high for me and this movie lacked whatever Star Wars had. Still I enjoyed it very much, but I was well aware of it's shortcomings, so it's not like I'm projecting my evolved sense of today's faster paced films onto it and being overly critical.

  • April 3, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Asimov, atleast the new titans was fun, alice

    by Warcraft

    was a fucking borefest. I think harry is way off the mark by accusing this movie of having no fun in it. And what the fuck is he talking about medusa walking around with no weight? The environment she crawled around on moved and crumbled in her wake to simulate there actually being something there. The review was just filled with annoying fanboy bullshit. And I agree with the above poster who said don't blame the film makers for the shitty 3d. Just see it in 2d like a normal person.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by antonphd

    The only responsibility any king ever had was to keep alive because of all of the people who wanted to kill him. What history are you reading in which you think being king was anything but oppression? You are actually buying into the bullshit that kings used to say about how they were noble protectors? Do you live in a democracy or what? As for revenge... as I said... wanting to kill the oppressor who murdered your family is a great motivation that I can relate to. And it's a fucking better motivation than wanting to be fucking king. And the movie is shit, but I like it's theme. It's about throwing off the yoke of religious oppression. Religion has always claimed to be the protectors of humanity when in truth they are oppressors of humanity. Especially when they preach basic human values like love and claim it as their invention. The movie may have been meant for 12 year olds to enjoy. But I liked the theme. And the pegasus was cool.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    WormeI, I agree completely!!

    by laguna_loire

    I felt that scenes were cut (the scuffle at the end before Perseus unleashes Medusa's head upon the Kraken), and parts were chopped from Olympus. Not a patch on the original (which I love to bits!!), it was pretty good, and the Pegasus rocked!!

  • April 3, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Colossus Crap of the Titans

    by tazzzer

    tumor binks - well said man. Add crap of the titans to the bag of shite that Sam Worthington is worth and it adds up to a Colossus: Crap of the Titans (which happens to the name of the sequel shitting your way in 2012...oh yea 2012 gona go down bad real bad like big colossus bag of shite

  • April 3, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Their's no defense for this mess of a movie. No Gods?

    by The Founder

    WHy wasnm't the gods featured? Just Hades and Zues. Their wasn't even a build up to Hades attempt to grab power. You see the cool looking Gods and nothing. Poiseden says one line, or more like three or four words? Are you kidding me. Who's idea was this. I just saw no need for Perseus to be vengeful and hate filled toward the gods. He should been as he was in the original. A young man who becomes the hero. Calibus was actually the only updating I didn't mind, although his look was as creative as it could've been. Putting Hades in was a good idea, but then he is just poorly used. This movie was a huge let down. Just so much potential wasted. This where a 2-3 hour epic would've been awesome ala Lord of the Rings.

  • April 3, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Percy Jackson was better then this.

    by The Founder

    That movie was entertaining at least and nothing more. It did a better jobs on Greek Myth then the much more expensive remake of Clash.

  • April 3, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Antonphd

    by malcolm_mccallum

    Sure, stick to wanting 'freedom!' themes in your movies and secularism triumphing over religion but really, you ought to not look for these themes in history and certainly not in the Greek Myths. When you go to a movie about Greek Mythology, you go because you think Greek Mythology has something interesting about it, something more than a modern, secular setting might be able to discuss. In the Classical Greek World, Kings were potentially heroic (tyrants less so) and the Gods had a divine right to rule. If one sets a story in that world, unless it is a farce, you should accept those conventions and use them to full advantage. Post-modern revisionism is disrespectful, and worse, demonstrates ignorance of the value that the ancient tales have in still telling us something about the human condition. In the Greek World, hubris is a flaw. In modern America, it is a virtue. So if you are going to tap into a world where hubris is a flaw, make it a flaw. Use it to discuss the theme of hubris but don't disrespect that philosophy by shouting it down with modernist notions. If you want to tell modern, secular stories, set them in a modern, secular mileau.

  • April 3, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ5tEUfk5vE check it out!!!

    by avenger0102

  • April 3, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Harry you are spot on about this film.

    by lprothro

    But wrong about "Hera" being the original villainess, it was "Thetis" a minor sea-goddess and mistress of Poseidon, who became jealous after her own son was punished in the original film. And whoever said that Perseus's character in this new film is closer to the original legend is way off base. You're right that he doesn't ever get to know Andromeda, but his motivation is still love. In the original myth, he sets out on his quest to help protect his mother from the evil King Polydectes (or in some alternate versions, to bring him the head of Medusa as a wedding gift)

  • April 3, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    gweaser

    by lprothro

    There are multiple versions of this story, some of which include scorpions springing from the blood of medusa (as well as Pegasus) and the slaying of the sea monster with the Gorgon's head (though in most versions he just stabs it to death with a sickle).

  • April 3, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Has Harry fot his Mojo back?

    by cameron1975willi

    Has the Yoko Oh-no affect finally worn off? This is the first time Harry hasn't poured love a bad movie in quite some time and now he's calling out asshole talkbalkers. Bravo I say! I for one am glad to have you back. Now go rip Indy IV a new one!

  • April 3, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    reader review

    by HypothesisSpits

    I submitted this to AICN as a possible post - http://tinyurl.com/ybarpvu

  • April 3, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Can we all agree to keep this guy away from the Avengers

    by Phategod2

  • April 3, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Is it better than Godzilla or ID4 ?

    by Itchy

    I mean really. And seriously, Winona_Ryders_Pussy_Juice is by far the best screen name ever. And it's also something I'd like to taste.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    i love it

    by qpalzm

  • April 3, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    i love it

    by qpalzm

    i think that this movie is so good ,i love the cast and i am a big fan of the director i think it is AMAZING

  • April 3, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Just came back from the theatre with my 9 year old girl

    by Pandiculation

    We had a blast! Saw it in 2d, can't comment on the 3d though I'm sure I'd hate it. Acting & plot was decent, but it was on par with the original. In the end it's all about the fun and adventure, which is why we both also love the original! I feel sorry for all the bitter haters. Learn to lighten up.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Phategod2

    by Pandiculation

    Louis Leterrier is qualified to direct the Avengers in my opinion. Danny the Dog kicked ass, Transporter 2 was fun. Everyone who is bitching about this movie seems to be at issue with the 3d conversion, which is how Leterrier's fault?

  • April 3, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Are we still on Clash of the Titans? Fine I'll SPOIL IT THEN!

    by Orionsangels

    So It was alright. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, for the most part it followed the original movie. The Gods are still crazy and silly and they stand over land like 5000ft giants. It's really weird. Hades make up reminds me of Travolta in Battlefield Earth. The Scorpions in this version become a central part of the film. They fight them early on and then later meet this race of skinny rock people, with cool costumes? I don't know what they were. The characters in the movie don't even know, but these rock people control the Scorpions. So they ride the Scorpions and travel to different locations that way. C3PO & R2D2 were in this movie, kinda. A skinny and fat guy that tag along for comic relief. All I gotta say about that is, duh! Perseus is a whiner and pissed off in this movie. He doesn't wanna accept any gifts from the Gods. Because I wanna kill Hades as a mortal! I don't wanna be a Demigod! Blah blah. The original Perseus was better in that he was innocent, clueless and curious about the Gods. He also had a guide to help him along the way, Burgess Meredith. Perseus sort of has a guide here too. A hot female that's just sort of there, stalking him through out the film. He falls in love with her along the way. This is what I hated the most, his love interest with this random girl that's stalking him. Why not the princess he has to rescue? That would make sense. Pegasus is black. Which just makes it look evil and ugly when it flies. There's never a bond between Perseus and Pegasus. either Pegasus just appears twice in the film. When they meet and at the end. He just randomly shows up. The part with the Witches feels like the original, even if the makeup is weird. The ferry man's boat is like yacht size and his body is attached to it. You don't call him with a horn either. That was cooler imo. You skip a gold coin on the water and he comes. There was no two headed wolf. That would have been cool. Oh yeah forgot. Calabus is randomly trying to kill Perseus along the way. His make up is awful. They cut his hand off and his blood brings the Scorpions, instead of Medusa's blood, like the original. The best part of the film is Medusa. Her face is really hot and cute. Which is just strange, but I guess it makes sense. Her beauty will make you want to look at her and then she'll get you. The lighting for the Medusa scene was similar to the original film. Except the place is huge and in layers under a volcano. At this point. I was thinking, very few people have died along the way. Well this is where the entire cast gets wiped out! Even the guy that looks like the Rock, hehe. Except Perseus of course. Even his stalker bitch gets killed, but not by Medusa, but right after that scene. I won't spoil it lol! There's a funny weird scene with Medusa. Where she picks up the skinny rocky guy with her tail and looks at him to turn him to stone, but he's already stone. So nothing happens and she does this cute confusing look, like wtf? She looks like female Disney character hehe. Perseus uses his scorpion shield. Made from real bits of Scorpion. They say 60% of the time it works. That doesn't make sense brain. Anyway lol. (Since he won't accept any gifts from the Gods. Except a sword later on) Which was given to him by C3PO and R2D2 to use against Medusa. The back of it is kind of reflective for some reason. He uses it to see Medusa coming and does a twirl in the air and cuts the cute snake bitches head off and her body is still moving trying to get Perseus and it falls into a lava pit. Perseus has Medusa's head. Pegasus shows up just in time to pick up Perseus. He rides to Argos. The Kraken is about to attack the hippies who are sacrificing the Princess. Perseus shows up in Argos riding Pegasus and the harpies are chasing him all over the place, around the Kraken, through the city. Yeah the money shots. Then wackiness ensues when C3PO and R2D2 show up riding a Scorpion to help. Hey look at us, we're funny. Please love us! Guess what happens next? Perseus takes Medusa's head out of the bag and turns the Kraken into stone, saves the princess. Zeus who randomly appears as Liam Neeson with long hair and a fake beard, tells his son. If you're gonna live as some lame mortal that fishes all day. You need a foxy mama by your side. So he resurrects the stalker bitch and they make out and Pegasus flies by, THE END! One last thing. The Bubo mechanical owl cameo is hilarious. It made the audience crack up. So just before the fellowship set out on their quest. Perseus opens a trunk and literally pulls out Bubo from the 1981 movie. Yes the animatronic and it's flapping it's wings and looking around, making those Bubo sounds. Perseus ask, what's this? and the head army guy says, oh just leave it. We won't need that lol.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The real question is this: Is there NUDITY?

    by StarWarsRedux

    Because that's one of the standout features of the original, in my eyes. Why do we care about rescuing Andromeda? Ask Pacino and Azaria from "Heat".

  • April 3, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Pontius Pilate from Life of Brian as Zeus

    by strosmer

    Wuh-wease the Kwaken!

  • April 3, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Phategod2, not really

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    He was just the hired director. He had no say in the script or the adding of 3d post-production as far as I'm aware. I was under the impression this turd was already rolling downhill when Lettier got the call.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Silence LORDOFLIGHT. I have delt with you enough.

    by Orionsangels

  • April 3, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Honestly the only truly great characters & actors from

    by Pandiculation

    original was the poet who represented the mentor and wise man to Perseus and the guy who played Calibos. Everyone else in the cast just gave ho-hum performances including Laurence Olivier, but I'm sure Olivier thought this role was beneath him, the same way Alec Guiness thought the role of Obi-Wan was beneath him.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Well..

    by Dead_Geek

    ..if Harry hates it, it must suck.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    louis leterrier

    by qpalzm

  • April 3, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    louis leterrier

    by qpalzm

    i think the director did a amazing job on this movie it is a very special movie i have seen lots of times and i think this movie is better then the original and i think that you should go and see it

  • April 3, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "Killing a god"

    by TheMarineBiologist

    I'm sorry, but the last time I saw the person that was going to be killing gods, it wasn't Perseus.<p> The person who I KNOW will discuss killing gods and then go on to mercilessly rip them apart will be the Ghost of Sparta.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Saw it ealier today...

    by m_reporter

    Utter trash. <p> The movie is so stupidly plotted that I was shocked to find out that it was written by 3 guys. A 12 year old kid could have come up with something with more substance and with a better pacing.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    If Clash does well, then let's finally start God of War.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    And make sure none of those involved with this film go on to work for that film.<p> Except Gemma Arterton... she can be Athena. OR any character she wants.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Where is Bubo the Owl?

    by brocknroll

    Just saw the movie. It was really bad, and sucked, I agree. It's not a Clash of the Titans movie without Bubo the Owl. End of story.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Worthington does suck

    by detectivesoap

    No fucking talent whatsoever. He reeks of "who cares". I'm not even sure what he looks like and I've seen all his movies. Never going to be good. Paul Walker is more fucking interesting.

  • April 3, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    deezlbub

    by detectivesoap

    that shit wuz funny right der

  • April 3, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    The very great pleasure...

    by Hipshot

    of having dinner with Harryhausen was mine back about 15 years ago, and he was absolutely delightful, a gentleman in every way, with a thousand stories about the making of his films. "Clash" was far from my favorite of his films, but I wouldn't have missed it for gold.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I just came back from seeing the movie....

    by billF

    I loved it!!!! It was a fun and entertaining movie. The scenes with the Kraken was worth the price of the ticket!!!

  • April 3, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    this review is spot on

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    The action scenes were pretty good, I liked them but the story/characters were weaksauce. And I didn't give a shit about the princess either, I was rooting for the Kraken to eat her ass. I really don't want to be a hater and pile one, I'm happy for Worthington and his incredible success but the dude is just lacking charisma. He had like 10 lines in the entire movie, there was virtually no male lead hero presence at all. I really could give a fuck about Perseus either, if Medusa killed him I'd laugh my ass off. I did like how the movie was brutal and people were constantly biting it. That was cool.

  • April 3, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    2010 Clash sucks balls; 1981 sucks balls

    by OffWithHelenaBonhamCartersHead

    Can we get some consensus here people?

  • April 3, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Saw it today. Nothing to get excited about

    by Hervoyel

    Worthington was a mistake in this but aside from his general presence (no worse than Hamlin to be honest, just bad in a different way) this was just a typical summer blockbuster effects "thing". Did you like Van Helsing? Same shit. Did you like Hancock? Same shit. There's no wrong with this if your expectations aren't over the top (like Harry's were apparently). The Bubo reference was actually funny and got an audible laugh out of a few of the people in the audience I was in. I assume the rest had no idea what it was in reference to.

  • April 4, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    DAMN THE CRITICS!...Err Gods...

    by Powerring

    Saw it in 2D. I had no expectations. First, it was 10 times better than the cheesy POS from 1981. It had some very entertaining and fun moments and moved right along. It was in fact, a fun matinee popcorn movie. Sure it could have been better, but I don't care...it was fun, and the whole audience enjoyed it.

  • April 4, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    this movie sucked

    by JKrow21

    raw asshole

  • April 4, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST

    yay, another epic concept, completely ruined

    by kidkombo

    they tried to cash in n the whole God Of War craze, and they fucked it up but good.

  • April 4, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    HARRY...

    by YouKissTheWookie

    I think you missed the point about the quest. It wasnt about saving whats her face (lol) it was about Perseus getting revenge for his family's death, to show up Hades. Now, having said that....It wasnt the best movie either...terrible dialogue in the beginning that gradually got 'better'. I just like the look of it really. I think young people, as in 10-15 years old will really like it, so good for them i guess lol.

  • April 4, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    The Bust of Bubo

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Anyone remember that Homestar cartoon where Strong Sad goes to a Clash of the Titans con dressed as Calibos?

  • April 4, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    no surprise

    by bigdeebo

    Is anyone really surprised that Harry didn't like it? I mean he is batshit crazy for the original so there is no way he is going to like it. How dare they mess with his precious homo-erotic clash of the titans

  • April 4, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Saw the film last night

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I enjoyed it quite a bit, yes the 3d was defenetly a sidestep but the film was still quite fun<P>That said, harry your credability as a reviewer is completley gone after reading your review on friday i was really worried, but after i was done watching the movie i realized something. You simply didn't like this movie because it wasn't the original. So what if perseus' motivation to behead medusa was changed or how he auired pegasus was alterd, thats the key point in a successful remake - it makes changes and updates instead of simply remaking the original shot for shot. I understand your a fan of the orginal, i enjoyed that one too as a child, but to let your love of the orginal get in the way of enjoying the remake is just unprofessional. You're not some talkbacker your the main guy at this sight and that calls for you to be a little less biased when reviewing movies. I mean for christ sake you highly recommended indy 4 simply because it reminded you of the first 3...you never took into account the fact that indy 4 itself was a mess of a film, it just reminded you of the fun you had in the 80's with the orginals aND THEREFORE YOU ENJOYED IT? Clash of the titans 2010 was a more enjoyable film then indy 4 and changeing perseus' motivation was a huge improvment over the orginals sappy love story

  • April 4, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    It was pretty good...

    by Darth Scourge

    Not bad, as remakes go. The CGI creatures are technically rather good, but will never match the timeless charm of Harryhausen's classic stop motion animation creations. The new harder edged, vengeance driven Perseus is an interesting new spin on the central character. Bubo's "cameo" for fans of the original (like me) is a nice touch. Performances are quite good, for the most part. The women are hot, too.

  • April 4, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    estimated 61 million dollar opening weekend

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    not overly great, but also not terrible, the film will likely make a big profit by it's end. Let's hope legendary pictures and WB decide to turn the greek myths into a franchise the possibilities are endless and you can have cameo's from the different gods and characters, keep the look and maybe change directors (or bring back letterier since he DID a good job with CotT) this could be the next harry potter from WB

  • April 4, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    by Bones

    "This isn’t an unwatchable film.<p> One can enjoy what is there. My problems largely lie as adaptation issues – which make the characters less cool, less interesting and less worth visiting.<p> The film is a must see for fans of the genre, but it misses its mark fairly widely. <p> Wish I had better news." <p> NOW you finally get my reaction to last year's Star Trek.

  • April 4, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    "My problems largely lie as adaptation issues"

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    hate to break it to you harry, but the orginal film which you hold so dearly to your heart also was full of "adaptation issues" stuff like pegasus being given to perseus...oh and the main obsticle in the remake just as it was in the original, you know the thing called the kraken. Yeah, the kraken is from norse mythology, not greek mythology<P>funny how the adaptation issues of the orginal didn't affect your love of that film. Adaptation is a moot point and you basing your dislike of the remake on them is just unprofessional. Fuck, even ebert gave it 3 out of 4, he admited the acting and character depth were'nt the greatest, but he had fun sitting through it and in the end thats what should matter most for a film like this one...oh and by the way the bubo cameo was hillarious because as anyone with a brain know bubo was a stupid as hell addition to the orginal, an R2D2 clone used to cash in on starwars (even if harryhousen denies this)

  • April 4, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    It was terrible

    by BillEmic

    I love the original movie, Harry Hamlin and all. I was walking out of the theater today trying to think of a SINGLE thing that this remake does better than original...and I couldn't. I still can't. The CGI was laughable (scorpions), Sam Worthington was barely even trying, the score was half-hearted Hans Zimmerman refuse, and why the hell would you cast Danny Huston as Poseidon and then give him NOTHING to do?? Not to much that this has to be the most unattractively photographed Hollywood movie I've seen in a long time: every guy besides Sam looks covered in greasy, sweat, and eyeliner like they're Jared Leto in a 30 Seconds to Mars video; while the DP somehow managed to make Andromeda look like a square-jawed Lara Flyn Boyle and gave Gemma Arterton ridiculously fat forearms.

  • April 4, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Persues motivation in this was more heroic then the orginal

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    lets see, in this he was out to seek justice for the death of his family, killed in the midst of a war they were'nt involved with<P>whats his motivation in the orginal...he really wanted to bone the princess<P>i bought 2010's character motivation over 1981's. vengence for death is more meotional then trying to get the girl, and i liked how he was in love with Io, i always felt he "lovbed" the princes in the orginal simply because he knew if he had her he had the kingdom..in other words the orginal made him a bit of a greedy dick

  • April 4, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Red Letter Media AOTC review up

    by Chief Joseph

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfBhi6qqFLA

  • April 4, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Re: Lordofflight

    by BillEmic

    No, not a masterpiece - but the original wasn't certainly a lot more fun than this slapped together, made by committee studio cash-in. It makes me ill when I feel like millions of dollars were spent on something so sloppily executed. The original movie is cheesy and campy at times, sure, but that's part of the reason it's endured for 20+ years. I'd argue that Bubo had more personality than anyone in the remake. And you can't compare Harryhausen's masterful, hand-crafted work to the weak Van Helsing-style special FX in this flick. Personally, I think Louis Leterrier should stick to making Luc Besson-produced action movies 'cause so far that seems like the only thing he's competent at.

  • April 4, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Chief Joseph!

    by YackBacker

    Finally, there's something worthwhile on the internet today!

  • April 4, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    RedLetterMedia's AOTC review is fucking hillarious

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    i stumbled upon his phantom menace review before it was widespread and i watched it twice and told all my friends about it, i thought it was amazing, but this AOTC was is even better, i've always held AOTC as the worst of the star wars films but never knw why exactly..until i saw this 70 minute review, i can't wait for his RotS review, that film has more to like about it then the rest of the prequels, so it will be interesting to see the faults he points out<P>for those also intrested checkout red letter media's star trek next generation film reviews, hillarious. His avatr review has some funny parts but he seems to hard to try and hate the film when there isn't much to hate about it (hence why his avatar review is only 2 parts as opposed to the 8 or 9 parts for the star wars and trek ones). I hope he tackles more movies down the road

  • April 4, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    RedLetterMedia's AOTC review is fucking hillarious

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    i stumbled upon his phantom menace review before it was widespread and i watched it twice and told all my friends about it, i thought it was amazing, but this AOTC was is even better, i've always held AOTC as the worst of the star wars films but never knw why exactly..until i saw this 70 minute review, i can't wait for his RotS review, that film has more to like about it then the rest of the prequels, so it will be interesting to see the faults he points out<P>for those also intrested checkout red letter media's star trek next generation film reviews, hillarious. His avatr review has some funny parts but he seems to hard to try and hate the film when there isn't much to hate about it (hence why his avatar review is only 2 parts as opposed to the 8 or 9 parts for the star wars and trek ones). I hope he tackles more movies down the road

  • April 4, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Agree Harry, Letterier is a Hack

    by scottishnutjob

    I totally agree Harry. I ripped it all the way home. It was almost a great film and almost a shit film. The cast: Sam Worthington was horribly miscast. Greek age heroes do not have number 2 buzz cuts or Australian accents. He played his Greek demi-god character as a redneck Aussie, which makes me wonder if he should even be acting. Gemma Atherton was sexier, better looking and had more character in the Prince of Persia trailer than in the entire Clash of the Titans movie. Even the Clash make-up artist sucked and made her look fat. Letterier poaching actors from Rome and Troy to give his movie classical credence was instead classical hackery. The skinny young religious zealot with the plummy English accent was an embarrassment and totally unnecessary. Charon the Ferryman looked like a cross between a scuzzy Terminator and a House of Horrors mannequin and mortifyingly embarrassingly, it actually wobbled. The Dryads also looked shit and did nothing for the story but conveniently act as a plot device to stave off a certain death attack. Hades and Zeus looked bizarre [what happened to robes!] and Poseidon didn’t even get a look in. Danny Huston was reduced to being an extra. Ralph Fiennes played an Immortal with a sore throat, male pattern baldness and a stoop. The rampant stupidity on this movie was viral. The Story: If they'd paid as much attention to the story as they did to the Kraken fight it would be a modern masterpiece. Firstly the original legend is the best story. The way they shredded the original story for the movie makes you wonder why they bothered to tell it at all. The mortal King declaring war on the Immortal Gods was probably the most embarrassing, nonsensical moment in the movie and an early shitfest alert. Mortals decide to kill immortals? Tarded hook. Giant scorpions? Terrific. Giant scorpions cancelled out by stupid looking Dryads with blue LED eyes? Lame. There were numerous rips from the Lord of the Rings and a Medusa that looked like the Scorpion King. The scariest thing they could have done with the Medusa was to hide her, showing only her terrified victims, until her final attack on Perseus and imminent death. Instead having her on screen frequently only underlined how some FX companies haven’t managed to move on from the Mummy 2 level of realism. Like the shark in Jaws, sometimes not having the monster front and centre is a good thing. The scorpion battle scene was brilliant but the frenzied cutting and multiple confrontations made a brilliant concept confusing. When the harpies were chasing Perseus on his Pegasus I was actually confused about who had the Medusa head and when because much of the visuals were a blurry mess. Letterier openly ripped off other movies like the Troy Horse for the Ferry of the Styx. Perseus was supposed to save Cassandra and took about 20 seconds to dump her and fly away instead. The way that every critical element of the story crashed and burned at the end was just embarrassing, especially since, if they’d stuck to the original myth, this needn’t have happened. The quality control on dialogue was non-existent. Americanisms like ‘let them figure it out’ instead of ‘let them decide’, take you out of the movie and inane, waffling dialogue all the way through never let you settle. Every screenwriter should be forced to read Strunk’s Elements of Style. I had a hundred criticisms of the movie and only one thing that made it worthwhile for me. The Kraken. That is why I pay my $10 to watch a movie in the cinema. A shame they recruited a hack director in Letterier. There are 3 things that make a movie great: Story Story Story.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Re: scottishnutjob

    by BillEmic

    I couldn't agree with you more, you put it perfectly. If you read my comments a few posts above you'll see that I felt much the same (including the travesty that Letterier and his Director of Photography incurred on the female cast of this film). I mean, are those desert guys with the blue eyes even FROM Greek mythology? You call them Dryads but I could have sworn in the film they referred to them as "djin" or "jin." And yeah, the one shot of Danny Huston was embarrassingly bad: the poor bastard looked covered in eyeliner and a spray-on tan and appeared to be sweating under the harsh lightning, not to mention the awful wig he was forced to wear. You get a great actor like Huston, cast him as the god of the seas, and he doesn't even DO anything in yer goddamn movie? That's ridiculous.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    One of the biggest disappointments of the yr so far

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    The trailers looked great,the cast looked great,everything looked great until i watched the film and saw a complete mess of a movie. The fx were stunningly bad..especially medusa,the 3D was shite..take your glasses off and for about 90% of the time you wont notice the difference. the biggest disappointment were all the revises elements of the original,medusa's lair,calibos,the stygian witches,the scorpians..all these sequences/characters pailed in comparison to the original. When i saw medusa lair in the original as a kid it fuckin creeped me out. It was played with suspense but this was rushed and ill conceived. The witches sequence wasnt also as creepy as in the original. Dont get me wrong the original was no classic but was miles better than this version. As Harry and a few others have said,if you have to see it go see the 2D version. Well i guess 2 outta 3 aint bad. What with the brilliant Kick-Ass out this week and in the uk we got to see the new brilliant season of Doctor Who start, clash came as a disappointment..avoid.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    One of the biggest disappointments of the yr so far

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    The trailers looked great,the cast looked great,everything looked great until i watched the film and saw a complete mess of a movie. The fx were stunningly bad..especially medusa,the 3D was shite..take your glasses off and for about 90% of the time you wont notice the difference. the biggest disappointment were all the revises elements of the original,medusa's lair,calibos,the stygian witches,the scorpians..all these sequences/characters pailed in comparison to the original. When i saw medusa lair in the original as a kid it fuckin creeped me out. It was played with suspense but this was rushed and ill conceived. The witches sequence wasnt also as creepy as in the original. Dont get me wrong the original was no classic but was miles better than this version. As Harry and a few others have said,if you have to see it go see the 2D version. Well i guess 2 outta 3 aint bad. What with the brilliant Kick-Ass out this week and in the uk we got to see the new brilliant season of Doctor Who start, clash came as a disappointment..avoid.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    RedBull_Werewolf

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Think your on your own on this one pal..everyone pretty much hates this movie. I think Harry got it spot on. I really don't think Harry is as snobbish as to not accept a remake as long as it is done well. Thing is 99% of remakes are generally lame and clash is no different.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    the biggest disappointments of the yr

    by Powerring

    Was Hot tub time machine. Billed as this years "The hangover" it was completely unfunny and the audience remained silent during the whole thing. No laughs at all, but hey---at least there were vomit and shit jokes.

  • April 4, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Which lame shit-com will be the first to use...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...the "Release the Kraken" line as a sex/penis joke? My bets are on Two and a Half Men, but Seth McFarlane's manatees have probably already nudged those word-balls into their net.

  • April 4, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Heh... so I guess "Le Hackier" ain't directing The Avengers,

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    a Hulk sequel, or anything else besides another Transporter sequel, this time DTV and NOT starring Jason Statham. Leterrier... is that French for "the terrier"? Should be.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    dear Lord

    by frank cotton

    i remember laughing when HARRY HAMLIN was picked for the lead in the original - was the equivalent of someone casting CLAY AIKEN for CONAN. the owl was nothing more than an R2D2/C3PO riff. the whole film wanted to be STAR WARS. sure i liked it, but it wasn't a masterpiece. SINBAD was better, hands down. and if you shave your head, when it starts to grow back it's gonna look like a buzzcut

  • April 5, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Biggest disappointment since Phantom Menace

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    What a total shit fest of a film from start to finish. This next to Iron Man 2, Tron Legacy and Jackass 3 was my most anticipated film for 2010. Terrible. Avoid at all cost.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    BixbySnyder

    by AsimovLives

    I guess you are a scandinavian then, hem? (norwegian, swedish, dannish, finnish, laponian, icelander, faroese, your pick).

  • April 5, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    antonphd

    by AsimovLives

    Actually you know very little about being a king and the responsability it entails. You know, even then tyrants were seen unfavourably. Many thimes, they were deposed. specially among the greeks,a people who had a very direct connection with their soverains. For instance, in Sparta, the kings were called by their own names directly by any spartan citizen. Don't mistake a greek subject of a greek king for a slave. And truly, tyrants had their own heads on premium. Tyrany was seen very unfavourably, and as soon a king would be seen as a tyrant, it was open season for him. Any other king would had justification to attack his kingdom, and the people would welcome the attacker with open arms. Usurpation in the grounds of kicking out a tyrany was not only common, but it was a legitimate way to gain a throne. The greek legends are filled with stories of noble heroes who kick out tyrants with the blessings and help of the gods and the people.<br><br>There is a big difference between a king and a tyrant, something the ancient greeks knew too well, and it seems you don't. Consider the Athenian Democracy, it existed because the people of Athens were fed up with a tyrant and kicked him out of a tall rock.

  • April 5, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton

    by AsimovLives

    Seems he only thing with any interest to look for in this movie is the lovely Gemma Arterton. And if what the postars above said is correct, the filmmakers didn't even mannaged to make her look good. How the hell can you not make Gemma Arterton look good?

  • April 5, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    And no, PRINCE OF PERSIA doesn't look any better

    by AsimovLives

    It all starts with this two dreaded words: Jerry Bruckheimer. Shit follows. POP has as much chance of being good as ice in hell.

  • April 5, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    nice review harry

    by Waka_Flocka

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  • April 5, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Story was terrible

    by paulyd30

    I agree with Harry, saw the movie and the script and story telling was horrible. The orginal Clash Of The Titans story was so much better. The only thing better in this one was the Kraken.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

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  • April 5, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I can't stress enough the stupidity of the revenge motivation

    by AsimovLives

    It's just fucking retard. Revenge against a god would be such an alien concept for people back then. Not even the heroes, who were demi-gods, would even dare dream of such a thing in the myths. It's just stupid. Clearly, they were ripping off GOD OF WAR without wanting to pay the rights. So absurd and stupid. Really, who are the assclowns who write this shit, and the even more stupid studio executives who think this is acceptable as a basis to make a movie from?

  • April 5, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Another thing: ancient greeks took their religion very seriously

    by AsimovLives

    Many christians today have this notion that only with christianity religion and faith is a serious business. But this is wrong. In fact, the ancient greeks were far more religious then the most devoted of christinas today. Their certainty in their religion and faith was absolute. So much so, that much still remains of the way the ancient greeks took their religion still survives in today's christian worshipping. In fact, christianism adapted to the ways of the ancient greeks, and not the other way around. The hebrew god worhipped by the earlier christians gained characteristics from the greek gods such as Zeus and Appolo. The Virgin Mary gained characteristics from the goddesses Athena and Hera. Anybody who lives in a catholic country knows that how popular it is among soldiers in the armed forces the worship of the Virgin Mary. In many catholic countries, the virgin Mary is the patron saint of the armies. Which is a direct link and a reflection of the ancient greek armies, which prayed and made offering to Athena, the Goddess of Strategy and Warfare. A common misconception is that Ares was the god of war, but he wasn't, he was the god of combat and fighting. It's a common misconception if one equates Ares with the roman Mars, which despiste common perception, are not equal.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Enjoy it?

    by mimadalaer

    Took the intellectually disabled guy I work with to see this, in 2D...thank you everyone for the heads up. He said it was "so-so", and as we were outside having a smokey-treat (cigarette) afterward, we heard people coming out of the 3D film saying it was a wreck. Thankfully I avoided that,...but now I kinda wanna see how bad it really is! And when will I have an opportunity to do that?! OH SNAP! Might have to go see it in 3D for the bad experience,...to really enjoy the good 3D films. No, not really. But wasn't bad all-in-all, wasn't good either, just ho-hum. Some of the imagery was amazing, but I preferred the Dragon movie. The guy with intellectual disabilities I took to see that was just as amazed as I was, really captured the child-like innocence in me, while making me say...damn, that was clever. And the ending, well not super 3D, was well worth it! And also, if your a good person, go work with the intellectual disabled...you will enjoy life so much more.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    And Hades was not Satan

    by AsimovLives

    While Hades was an uncompromising god, he was also just. And he had no interest in the businesses of the living, with one exeption: he was the patron god of miners, jewels and goldsmiths, as they worked on the gifts taken form underground, Hades' domain. While Hades was feared, he was not equated with evil. Hades was not Satan.<br><br>Again, this movie fails on that account. What kind of chimps were responsible for this movie, anyway? If perseus had to fight a god due to his family's unjust death, his target would ha dnot been Hades, but another deity like Nemesis or Thanatos, the former the Goddess of Retribution and the later the Goddess and personification of Death itself. Basically, Perseus would want to kill a woman. Ouch! Again, to prove how full of fail this movie is. Really, the people who made this didn't once stoped to think for one fucking second.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Another thing about Hades as lord Of The Underworld

    by AsimovLives

    Hades was not tricked to get the realm of the underworld. The 3 brothers, Zeus, hades and Poseidon, they drew lots, and each accepted what they got. There was no trickery or betrayals and backstabbing, nothing of that like. Again, the movie fails. Who wrote this shit, anyway? I guess that illiteracy is now considered cool and fashionable, but give me a fucking break!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    "go work with the intellectual disabled"

    by AsimovLives

    Go work in Hollywood, you mean?

  • April 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    What was the point of the sacrifice?

    by codecrackx15

    They were sacrificing Andromeda to save the city but Kraken is taking the city out left and right with tentacles before it even gets close to her.... just pointing out a stupid story moment... there are way to many of them to point out. I saaw it in 2D and gave it a 2 out of 5 stars. The CGI was really bad, the acting was hollow and lifeless and the story was a mish mash that was edited poorly. And what about the two hunters that come into the movie at just the right time to save the day? How about the Light saber from the Gods??? I rolled my eyes at the freaking sword.....just a very bad movie. Not as bad as Ninja Assassin....but really close. Please, Hollywood...no more movies for Sam Worthington!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

  • April 5, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    God Of War 1,2, & 3 probably better

    by NoCalFlicks

    For Greek Mythology and the fun factor. I just got done with God of War 3 and it was amazing. The first two in the series still hold up as well especially re-mastered in HD as part of the God of War series.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    At least GOD OF WAR doesn't pretend to be about...

    by AsimovLives

    ... any specific greek myth. Unlike CLASH OF THE TITANS which is a deliberate retelling of the legend of Perseus. While fucking it up royaly beyond any possible recognition.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Fucking up the greek myths...

    by AsimovLives

    .... for the pleasure of illiterate retards and dumb idiots.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Wow....Harry bashed a movie advertised on his site!

    by immortal_pirate

    that's a first! I've been hearing mixed reviews about the film. Either people loved it or hated it. I'm seeing it with my boyfriend and a group of friends tomorrow night...so I'm sure the reactions are going to be mixed. SIDENOTE!! Wasn't Andromeda attacked by a DRAGON? that lil detail kinda brings a grimace to my face...

  • April 5, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Agreed

    by Tacoloft

    Harry you were spot on with this review. I had the same exact thoughts throughout the movie. Funny how writers don't consult thier fan-base when writing a script for a remake huh? I am sure a little chat with you could have made this remake more powerful.

  • April 5, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    A 7.2 Eartquake Helps

    by AlfOnAcid

    Harry, The new "Clash of the Titans" is unwatchable in 3D. I was literally lost in every action sequence. I have no idea how Perseus got the eye away from the witches. The scorpian fight was confusing. Nothing worked visually. This is unexcuseable. Secondly, your point that without the love story, there is no character motivation, is right on. Without the character motivation, who cares what happens to Andromeda. The only element that made this film memorable for me was a appropriately timed Earthquake during the climatic battle with the Kraken. The theater shook, the audience screamed, I laughed my ass off. My first 4-D film. I will talk about this film forever.

  • April 5, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Sam Worthington

    by cowbellfever

    I get the feeling someone in Hollywood woke up with a horse's head in their bed - how else is this fucking dumbass, of astronomically bland proportions, getting these roles?

  • April 5, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    All the 40 year old aging fanboys on this website.....

    by ConstructionShirker

    If you are so passionate about the Greek myths, go read a book, written by the original historians. Clash of the Titans (1981) was a movie meant for kids, as was the 2010 version. Both are shallow, popcorn, bubblegum versions of the real thing. My kids fucking loved Clash when I took them this weekend! I suggest you stop trying to relive your youth and let kids have their fun. Stop yer whining!

  • April 5, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    It's a movie for 10 year olds

    by slone13

    Same as the original. To pretend that the 1981 version was a great film is laughable. It was a C level B movie made for kids. Just like the new one.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    @ConstructionShirker

    by Powerring

    Exactly right! It's like complaining that there wasn't more gore, language sex and nudity in the 7th voyage of sinbad. For craps sake, the movie is for a young demographic. Anyone too stupid to see that should never attend another movie or leave a talkback.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    malcolm_mccallum

    by antonphd

    greeks were a society that existed in all it's glory for one reason and one reason only: slavery. they had time to ponder because they didn't have to work hard to survive. they forced slaves to do it for them. their god mythology is complex. i don't want to pretend that it can be simplified. it can't. but it does have as it's foundation the idea that one group can rule over another group.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by antonphd

    sparta was a slave society. they were all tyrants. unless you don't consider being a slave owner being a tyrant. as for understanding the responsibilities of kings. would you accept slavery if your master worked weally weally hard as a master? please. kings are masters. remember how the USA wanted it's 'freedom' from being ruled by a king and restarted democracy in the world. as for how much i know my religious history. there was seminary and the decade and a half i've studied since. i'm not an expert, but i know enough to know that being king was about ruling people. if you have some romantic idea of what 'ruling' was i'm happy for the wonderful life you've lived in which being oppressed hasn't been a reality you've had to experience.

  • April 6, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Just Saw It...

    by nomimes

    And it was aweful. IO was hot as hell, and Perseus was 'ok'. The highlight of the movie was the preview for SPLICE... 'the greatest b movie ever' in my opinion. Read my review of it here from Sundance 2010 http://tinyurl.com/yfycedv

  • April 6, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    slone13

    by AsimovLives

    A move made for 10 years olds where the main motivation of the main character is murdering revenge? Why to make a movie for the kids, hem?<br><br>No, the "it's for the kids" excuse to justify the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake doens't hold up. Basically, the idiots who made this movie didn't knew what they were making. All they cared was to cake up the movie with CGI, make a release date, and then rush for the latest movie fad by turning it 3D at the last moment. CLASH OF THE TITANS remake is another good example of what's wrong with Hollywood today.

  • April 6, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    antonphd

    by AsimovLives

    Using Sparta as an example is a loaded argument, because they were the only greeks who enslaved fellow greeks, namely the Messenians, another lakedonian people who they had conquered and used as slave labour and cannon fodder for their armies. But otherwise, the other greek people had complete abhorence for enslaving felow greeks. they only enslaved foreigners, a distiction which no other people did.<br><br>Slavery was a matte rof life back then, no need to try to retcon our modenr sensebilities to those times. Slavery was a necessity. They wouldn't had an economy without it. Slavery only became unnecessary and even needlessly costly with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and the more enlighted humanistic philosophies from the 18th century foward.<br><br>It's great that today we live in a world where slavery is not actively supported and enforced by law. That it's seen as a bad deal. But it's wrong to retcon our sensebilities to the ancients.<br><br>And it's a mistake to think that if you were a king you would be automatically a tyrant. The greeks made it careful to see the distinction between one and another. It's one thing to have an authority king, it's another to have a tyrant rulling the land. Greeks had complete despise and loath for tyrants. it was because they saw the persian emperors as tyrants that mos tof them raise in defence and difiance against the invading persian armies during the two persian wars, and later motivated (or excused) the conquests of Alexander The Great. The irony , of course, is that the persian empire back then was the least tyranical and the more tolerant empire of the time. persian tolerance even inspired Alexander The Great's actions and attitude toward foreigners and his conquered people.<br><br>If there is one thing that we should point our finger to the ancient greeks and for which they were too strict even for the standards of the time, was their xenophobia and their distrust and despise of foreigners, to the point they called them all barbarians.<br><br>As for the religion aspect, you are talking to an atheist here. Guess which is my position about the subject is. And yet, i have to understand and accept as it was how people were bakc then, how they dealt with all the thing sin life back then, and to make the most effort to not retcon my own modern sensebilities and ideals to those times. As an history buff myself, that would be just wrong on my part.<br><br>And let me tell you, you are treating this ancient people as if they were a bunch of idiots. They weren't, they were as smart as we are today. And they certainly knew the difference between authority and tyrany. What they would think of good governing does not match our understanding of it today. But they had standards for their own times, and they had no difficulty understanding when a king was being good leader and helped the prosperity of his people, or when he was a bloody tyrant. And the greeks hated the later kind. They knew beyond a doubt the difference between one and the other. A distinction you today do not know. Again, retcon our ideals and understanding to those times is just wrong. This is nothing to do about being romantic about those times, but to understand how things were back then.<br><br>Let me tell you this, if you travelled back then and spreaded talk about personal freedom and modern democracy governing, they would look at you as if you were an alien from another galaxy. The very ideas you would be sponsoring would be completly alien to the point of incompreensibility. Not because they would be dumber then you, because they weren't, but because they had absolutly no point of connection to you as a modern man of today. Not even in democratic Athens. And this gets worst when we have to consider that the adventures of Perseus are set during the mycenian era, 1000 years before the founding of Athenian democracy and 1000 years before the first time Thales of Miletus proposed a view and understanding of the Cosmos as ruled by natural laws instead of the whims of the gods.<br><br>As you see, you are erring by projecting too much today into the past. You cannot ever understand the past with that attitude.

  • April 6, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST

    One for the shit list.

    by scottishnutjob

    Clash of the Titans is part of a moviemaking phenomenon I will call the Letterier Rule: The bigger the budget, the more retarded the story. Clash of the Titans is the perfect example of the worst of Hollywood filmmaking, of a studio fucking up a potentially great, very expensive movie by not getting the story right. COTT goes on my shit list of films next to The Phantom Menace, Transformers 2 and Jennifer's Body. The worst thing is it the other two films sucked from conception but COTT should have been awesome. The Kraken and the Scorpions were amazingly rendered but everything else was simply dreadful. If you are going to make an epic movie, you are taking money that could change and save lives and communities down on the corner and all around the world. You can make a huge life and death difference. So if you decide to take those millions and spend them making a movie instead you have a moral responsibility to make damn sure it's the best movie possible. You do this cheaply by sitting in a room with the script, revising over and over until it is spot on. Ridley Scott or James Cameron would have nailed this. There is no way they would move a muscle until the story was ready. That’s why their movies do well, because people trust that anything with their names on it will be nothing less than the best cinema possible. Movies like COTT make me root for piracy because it is quality control by the audience. If people like it then they’ll buy it for themselves and their relatives and friends and the studios get rewarded for taking the time to tell a good story. If the movie sucks, then at least the viewer didn’t $10-$40 on the cinema ticket or DVD.

  • April 6, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I thought it was good

    by richievanderlow

    I guess the reviews here tempered my expectations, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I stuck with the 2D version as well after all that I heard about it. Pretty different from the original, but that was ok.. a different take on the same myth was good. Thought the bubo gag was just stupid and it made no sense.

  • April 6, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by Theforce23

    Sorry buddy but Christianity is unique and derives its foundation from the Old Testament and Judaism. It rejects pagan religions and all of the major doctrines within Christianity are unique to itself and foreign to other mystery religions. Do your research.

  • April 6, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by Theforce23

    furthermore, the whole basis of Christianity was the resurrection. Without it, there is no Christian faith. In fact, Resurrection did not appear in any Greek work until the late second century and Christ was executed in the early first century. I think that speaks for itself. Have a nice day.

  • April 6, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Christianity is Unique?

    by SuckholePunch

    That's a good one. I could name five resurrection god-myths that came long before the Christian myth right off the top of my head, and I wouldn't even spill my beer.

  • April 6, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    One of Harry's better reviews.

    by Frietag

    That's not terribly strong praise, but hey, I'll give credit where credit is due. I completely agree with that reference to the Roddenberry/Bible project. That's sober perspective, and an insightful comparison of how to construct the storytelling bones of a movie. Harry's reviews are normally stream-of-consciousness thickets of references to other films, with a few gratuitous, inapposite left-wing political swipes jammed in. (Said swipes being based on current events, they serve no purpose other than to date the review, like a sell-by stamp on a stinky milk carton.) Bottom line: this review is a massive step up.

  • April 6, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by antonphd

    did we just have that conversation on an aicn talkback? i feel like i need to call you a douche and you call me a dickwad or we are violating the spirit of aicn talkback with an actual discussion.

  • April 6, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by antonphd

    now to answer you. this started with my statement that i liked a modern motivation for clash of the titans. i still like a modern motivation for clash of the titans, because it's a modern myth told with the characters from ancient greek myths. if it were a telling of the actual greek myths i might not feel the same way about it. i don't know. i didn't care for Troy with brad pitt when i watched it in theaters. but i liked it on dvd later as just a story instead of THE story of troy. but it's not like we could really tell the story the way it was told in ancient greece because we are different people. i agree... not more intelligent... especially as a whole... but different. more advanced in some ways and in some ways less. it's all very interesting to think about. which i didn't do much of watching Clash of the Titans because it was really 99% cartoon.

  • April 6, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/ybnzfjx

    by dopepope

  • April 6, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Would not take much to make this a pretty good flick...

    by pax256

    Tweek the witches sequence with a few fixes here and there... maybe 2-3 short scenes in the entire film dont work at most... and relax its tempo with maybe 20-30 extra min of questing... First half better than second... Still gave it a 7-10. Sets and CGI were very good. Gods sequences rocked.

  • April 6, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton digging the period pieces

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    She's lovely.

  • April 7, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    May I venture an opinion?

    by DrewMcWeenyOwnsYouAll

    I think it was fairly clear that the filmmakers wanted to make a different film, their own epic Greek adventure. Harry's review is unfair because it judges the film based not on it's merits as it's own film, but as a remake of a film that clearly would not work in this modern age of moviemaking. Don't get me wrong; I dearly love the classic film, but there is NO WAY it would fly in today's Hollywood. I actually like the idea of a gritty, badass Perseus for the anti-hero era. It sounds cool, at least to me. But what do I know? I'm just another paying moviegoer, a sucker for cool action and an entertaining story.

  • April 7, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I liked it...

    by giricns

    What can I say? I enjoyed the film for what it was...A Saturday afternoon escape into fantasy adventure...a true popcorn movie. Was it the absolute best film with a plot of epic proportion...hardly...but it certainly wasn't the worst piece of shit excuse for entertainment ever committed to celluloid like some of the above jack-holes are claiming either. I will be the first to jump on the ant-remake bandwagon...and perhaps when you compare this to the original 80's version you may be disappointed by the changes that were made to the basic plot...but honestly...the original 80's version just doesn't stand up today as well as some other films do. I liked the original 80's version of the film the couple of times I watched it as a kid waaaaay back then [I was actually a bigger fan of KRULL...and when that one gets remade I will probably bitch a lot too]...but when I recently tried to watch it again as an adult [before going to see the update] I kinda thought it sucked out loud...in acting, story and production quality. Say what you will about the remake and how bad it is and how it just doesn't measure up to the original...but most of you aren't judging the original on it's quality of film making...you're judging it on the nostalgia you feel for the film.

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  • April 7, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I had a bad feeling when the usher said it was short

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    2D was decent, certainly better than Alice's (The darker tinted scenes don't work as well in 2D). But it moved way too fast and didn't have the original's charm. Seriously, if I'd read Sam's comments on the original beforehand I would've skipped this. Does kind of sound more like a God of War script given a title deemed more marketable. But geez, there were no Titans. And how does Hades have a Kraken for a child? Did he knock Poseidon up like he was a seahorse or something? At least if they'd gone the lulz route like that other Greek myth movie this year. Botox CGI Medusa has nothing on Uma Medusa losing to a kid with an ipod touch. Yes, Lightning Thief sucked but it was so bad it was funny.

  • April 7, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Uma Thurman was Medusa in the Lightning Thief???

    by BumLove

    About fucking time. She's is so fucking ugly. For years, when people would talk about how gorgeous Uma Thurman was...I felt like Roddy Piper in They Live....like the only one who had the sunglasses which reveal how people really look. Uma Thurman is hideous.

  • April 8, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Harry your a big women!

    by shtonner

    your reviews are long and dry like a desert! You bore me. You almost sound upset like this film is your boyfriend who just broke up with you for being to messy looking! Everyone knew what this film would be from the start...a brainless romp - big shock. Deal with it, and hush up!

  • April 8, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm....

    by mojoman69

    Finally saw it. Wow. its bad. like Waterworld bad. Amazing. How can you fuck up something so ripe with potential?

  • April 8, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Bummer

    by misplacedcircus

    File under Must See, rental.

  • April 8, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Bummer

    by misplacedcircus

    File under Must See, rental.

  • April 10, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Well you liked it a lot more than I did Harry.

    by lottalettuce

  • April 11, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Good

    by erikzod

    I liked it, didn't love it. No reason to go deeper than that.

  • April 11, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    The God of War Triliogy is a more satisfying storytelling

    by BeerIcecream

    and narrative experience than the original Clash of the Titans. The cutscenes and voice performances alone are better than the performances from the original. So stop bitching about the remake.

  • April 16, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I've never been a big fan of Greek Mythology...

    by genzetsu

    But I've always loved the original Clash of the Titans. While it was somewhat cheesy and strange, it was still fun and entertaining. This remake just makes me sad and lose a tiny bit of the already little respect I have for Hollywood. It's like with every good remake (Like The Crazies for example) you get a really bad one. The movie is entertaining if you are just looking for something to kill some time or just need an action fix, but just disappoints anyone whose is look for either a good story or a good adaptation of the original.

  • April 25, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Finally saw it. (for free!) Harry was absolutely right...

    by Zardoz

    Fairly cool SFX. VERY stupid story. Lame character motivation. Wrong love story. Should have eliminated either Io or Andromeda, not have them both. But the Kraken was pretty cool. Saw it in 2D. Fuck WB and their lame, after-the-fact, bullshit 3D. Ultimately, the original film was much better...

  • April 26, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    So Harry's reviewing month old movies now?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Why bother at this point. Those of us that wanted to see it already have.

  • April 26, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Nevermind, he just moved it over to the news section.

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    WHY is still a valid question though.

  • May 2, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Movie Sucked!!

    by PennyB

    Perseus came off as a sulky boy. Why oh why did they have to make the story so grim, so unromantic, and change an ending that has worked for hundreds of years?? UGH. Hated it.

  • May 3, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Why the movie emphasis on Doing everything as a Man?

    by Cathy904

    I was hoping Harry was being a little too hard on the movie, the subject matter couldn't get much more fantastical as the Olympian Gods coming to the aid of a demigod. But I didn't understand, somebody gives you a fantastic sword, and you pass it off to someone else because you want to do everything as a man? Perseus, Dude, you're Surrounded by creatures who are supernatural. And there was no problem riding the winged horse. It was inconsistant. Paraphrasing Bill Paxton from "Aliens", what exactly are you going to use, harsh language? I did enjoy the wooden warriors, I REALLY wish they'd used the mechanical owl. I would still say "Rent It". The theatre we saw it in was stifling hot, which didn't help. I'm still a fan of the action hero stuff Sam Worthington does, but they should have let Perseus be a Little more supernatural himself.

  • May 6, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    stop

    by qpalzm

    stop saying this movie is horible it is amasing

  • May 7, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    You said what?

    by JakeB

    "Now – I know – Putting Andromeda in a giant birdcage that a Vulture flies off into the knight with spectrally…" I cannot begin to understand that sentence. What does it mean?

  • May 7, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    not worth it

    by badmojojojo

    Unfortunately I paid to see this, but now I wish I would have waited for netflix. About the only redeeming aspects of the movie were Hans Zimmer's score and the scenes of Olympus. Unfortunately you are left not caring for the gods nor its hero, who really re-defines the snot-nosed brat role. What a shame.

  • May 13, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

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  • May 14, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    More testings

    by orcus

  • May 17, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    An ok movie ...

    by bigcced

    Harry pretty much nailed whats wrong with this movie … across the board I agree with almost everything he stated. The main thing that I take issue with Harry is your saying that you think the Hero should be risking his life for a woman. I think that whole idea of possibly dying over some chick is outdated, as well as played out; screw that. Do the quest and succeed and the bitches always follow the cash trail; at that point he could have any slut he wanted or all of em. His main reason for questing should have been because he’s a man and this is the kinda thing a man does. As for the rest of your thoughts about why the Hero should be questing I agree with them. I thought it was an OK movie; not a great movie, but an OK one. I liked the original one quite a bit too and it was kinda disappointing when they didn't use the magical, metallic owl; however if you watch it on its own merits, its still not a bad movie ...it’s simply a movie which could have/should have been a lot better than what it is.

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