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Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality.
Plot: In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. –© Warner Bros.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton
Director: Louis Leterrier
Running Time: 1:46
Kate says -2 stars ” I am having a hard time shaking the fog from my mind to write you a review about Clash of the Titans. That could be because my brain is still numb from either the 1. nearly continual stream of CGI fight the bad monster battle scenes or 2. the boring, bland lifeless scenes in between. Take your pick. I should tell you first of all, that this is not really my type of movie to begin with, however, I try to keep an open mind with all genres. I go to the movies with the goal of trying to find the good in them, not to focus on what’s wrong with them, like many critics do. That being said, I can find very little good to write about this film. The CGI was not impressive, the acting was bad, the dialogue was even worse. On a positive note, I think my 10 year old son may like it.”
Ebert says – 3 stars “I like this kind of stuff. I don’t say it’s good cinema, although I recognize the craftsmanship that went into it. I don’t say it’s good acting, when the men have so much facial hair they all look like Liam Neeson. I like the energy, the imagination, the silliness.“ (read full review)
Roger Moore (Orlando Sentinel) says – 2 1/2 stars “There isn’t a serious moment in it, and the light touches come from one-liners and supporting players. For all the impressive (but not dazzling) effects, the scattered jokes and stentorian acting (especially from the Olympians), there’s not much here that will stick with you after the popcorn’s gone. But as any ancient Greek could tell you, that’s sort of the point.“ (read full review)
Marshal Fine says - “It’s not that this faux-3D feature is laughably terrible – like the original…Indeed, it would be a lot more entertaining if it were. No, “Clash of the Titans” is in some ways worse – grandiose without being in any way grand, self-important but impossible to take seriously – and, worst of all, eye-glazingly dull when it’s not putting the action sequences right in your face. Not that there’s anything all that special about the special effects – but at least when the CG starts cranking, there’s something to pay attention to. When all you’ve got to look at are warriors walking around, chattering at each other about the struggle by man against the uncaring gods, well, um, yawn-o-rama.” (read full review)
Rotten Tomatoes says – 38%
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