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Movie Review: Clash of the Titans

Finally got to see Clash of the Titans last night, courtesy of a free code at Redbox, and found it a delightful popcorn flick.

Liam Neeson as Zeus? Well, it was more like Oscar Schindler as Zeus, but oh well. To the eternal credit of Worthington, it took me a third of the movie to see "JakeSully" in that face - and I only recognized Fiennes because of the voice; his Hades was very convincing and appropriately menacingly insane.

I had no problem with the violent raping of mythology, no problem with the mixing of metaphors, no problem with much of anything - it was a great way to relax for a while, and lovingly made. Since I enjoyed the ride, there's not much sense in picking at perceived weaknesses, but if you want some, just go read the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, which only gave it a 28 or thereabouts.

On the other hand, every movie like this that I see makes me realize what an amazing piece of work "Jason and the Argonauts" was for its day. For me, dragon's teeth will always mean skeleton warriors jumping out of the ground! PS - have I told you that movie critics annoy me to death?

Overall Rating: 6 out of 10 stars.



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bayliss
Sep. 7th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have seen the original. I adored it. I saw "Jason and the Argonauts" too. Loved that as well. I have intended on buying this version of "Clash of the Titans" but haven't gotten around to it quite yet. actually there are quite a few things I have quite gotten around to doing yet. *sighs*

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