Movie Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)


I went to SM Bacolod this afternoon and saw that Alice in Wonderland was replaced with two new screenings of Clash of the Titans. Since I was already there and wanted to watch a movie by myself, I bought a ticket anyway. I choose the 4:40 screening time at Cinema 1. I didn’t know that they were also showing a 3D version. It was probably shown at Cinema 2 because I saw a long line before they were allowed to go in so that must have been special.

For me, the movie was entertaining with good action sequences and special effects. But I’m not keen on recommending this movie to my friends. It was a so-so movie for me. It is a loose adaptation of the one shown in 1981. It is a bit inconsistent with the Greek mythology and my gawd, when will I ever learn not to expect something from a remake. It is bound to give slight disappointments.

One is the story of Perseus and Andromeda. She was just indirectly saved by Perseus. Who is Io? That part of the story I didn’t see coming. I didn’t like the meddlesome immortal guardian angel Io who became his sorta sidekick but doesn’t do anything either. Even though I wasn’t able to watch the 1981 film but I am familiar with the Perseus and Andromeda mythology. This lead me to wanna watch the original. I found a link from tv-links.cc which has the movie streamed from megavideo. It is actually downloading as I write this. With this remake, I didn’t like how they rewrite the story with shallow character development and dialogue.

But what I love about this film are the actors. They are my faves. Liam Neeson as Zeus, who looked weird at first. And why is Zeus wearing a shiny armor? hahaha. Or Perseus with his army buzz cut. fail. Ralph Fiennes did his Hades part well channeling Voldemort. Liam Cunningham was also there. And Sam Worthington, ♥♥♥ him. The acting was the same with Avatar but I’m not complaining since he’s still eye-candy. ^_^.

My cousin and his wife are going to watch it tomorrow on 3D. But I’m not gonna join them. I don’t want to have a headache. It is still enjoyable though but not something I would watch again.

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