It was shot in 2D, then converted to 3D. But “Clash of the Titans” can be summed-up with just 1D, and that stands for DISASTER.
When released in theaters earlier this year the movie had the 3-D worst of any film I’ve ever seen. And here’s why: the studio decided AFTER the movie was shot that they wanted a 3D version, so they converted it in post production and proved that this can’t be done, at least not well. Most of the scenes looked either cheap or cheesy – some of the characters in focus, others very blurry. In fact the Zeus character, played by Liam Neeson, wasn’t in focus the entire movie. And a couple of times, just to stay awake, I took my glasses off, and the screen looked pretty normal.
The good news is, in the DVD version, the bad 3-D isn’t an issue. But all the other things wrong with this movie still are.
The story is based on Greek Mythology,and the battle between the gods and the humans. The main character is Perseus, the demigod played by Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief“, though that’s a much better film.of “Avatar” fame. The plot is basically the same one as in “
“Clash” is all about the action. There are way too many fighting scenes and the effects just aren’t that special. And even if you didn’t see the original 1981 version (which I haven’t seen but have been told was also cheesy – but in as fun way) you know these characters and you know what’s going to happen in the end when the big, evil monster – The Kracken – shows-up. And that scene is also disappointing because we’ve already seen The Kracken in the trailer.
Overall, “Clash of the Titans” is a boring mess. Worthington barely has any lines. There are just a lot of close-ups of his facial expressions, that is, when he isn’t fighting. Ralph Fiennes plays Hades and he’s pretty creepy looking, but other that that the rest of the characters are bland.
As for the dialogue, Pegasus, the flying horse, has some of the best lines, and all he does in whinny. And all the action scenes are dull.
“Clash of the Titans” is rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some scary images. I guess it’s appropriate for kids 10 and up, but, trust me, it’s not worth your time or money. There’s a new, alternate ending on the DVD. It doesn’t matter.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Clash of the Titans” gets an F. It’s the worst film of 2010 so far.
I really wanted to come-up with a way to give it a D, to go along with the theme of this review, but this movie is just so bad I couldn’t.