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Movie Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)


I went to SM Bacolod this afternoon to watch Alice in Wonderland but sad to say it was already replaced with two new screenings for 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 do not feel the enthusiasm of recommending this movie to my friends. It was a so-so movie and I would rate it a 6/10. Itis 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? *shakes head*. Or Perseus with his army buzz cut. fail. Ralph Fiennes did his Hades part well. 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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