Clash of the Titans Review


Clash of the Titans Review




Clash of the Titans

Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Louis Leterrier
Rated: M
Running Time:106 minutes

Synopsis:
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.

Verdict: The remake of the 1981 Greek mythology film, Clash of the Titans is certainly visually appealing; the 3D effects are striking and make the film all the more engaging.

In this, Clash of the Titans the humans declare war on the mythical gods as they believe that the gods need man more than they need the gods; this is possible as mans prayers provide the gods immortality. The war has consequences, Zeus (Liam Neeson) isn't happy and Hades propositions the king of Argos to sacrifice his daughter or the Kraken will destroy the city and everyone in it.

Perseus (Sam Worthington), son of Zeus chooses to take on the Kraken, after his family is killed by the gods. The journey proves to be complex as huge scorpions and other creatures stand in the way of his success.

Sam Worthington provides an amazing performance, as per normal. The character of Perseus has been raised by humans which makes it easier for him to portray the down-to-earth man, even though he is able to kill many massive creatures.

Louis Leterrier has provided light humour throughout the film and what film would be complete without a love interest? Clash of the Titans handles the love between Perseus and his spiritual guide (Gemma Arterton) well, the normal corny action-film dialogue does not existent.

It may take some time to understand the cast and who is who but it will all fall into place eventually. Watch for leather skirts, melting flesh, impressive sword fights, horses with wings, huge scorpions and many other horrors throughout.

Although, the movie does seem to finish in a rush, I do recommend Clash of the Titans, especially for teenage boys.

Rating: ***

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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.

Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds, leading a daring band of warriors, including Draco (Mads Mikkelsen), an experienced soldier who encourages the defiant Perseus to make use of his god-given abilities. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, they will only survive if Perseus can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

Propelling audiences into a mythological world of epic action and adventure, "Clash of the Titans" will be presented in 3D, making the gods even more formidable, the creatures even more fearsome, and taking audiences even deeper into the mythological realm of Perseus' quest.

"Clash of the Titans" is being directed by Louis Leterrier. Leading the international cast is Australian actor Sam Worthington ("Avatar") as Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, king of the gods. Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson ("Schindler's List") takes on the role of the mighty Zeus, and Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes ("The English Patient") plays the role of Hades, god of the underworld, who feeds on human fear. Rounding out the cast is Gemma Arterton as Io, Perseus' mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen as Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus' quest; Jason Flemyng as Acrisius, a one-time king turned hideous beast; Danny Huston as Poseidon, god of the seas; and Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed.

Louis Leterrier directs "Clash of the Titans" from a screenplay by Travis Beacham and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, based on the motion picture "Clash of the Titans," directed by Desmond Davis and written by Beverley Cross. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk and Kevin De La Noy. The executive producers are Academy Award® winner Richard D. Zanuck ("Driving Miss Daisy") and Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fay.

The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Peter Menzies, Jr., production designer Martin Laing, editor Martin Walsh, editor Vincent Tabaillon, Academy Award®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming ("Topsy-Turvy") and composer Ramin Djawadi.

Also serving on the creative team are Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis ("The Dark Knight"); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O'Sullivan ("The Dark Knight," "Saving Private Ryan"); Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould ("Gladiator"); Academy Award®-winning makeup and hair designer Jenny Shircore ("Elizabeth"); and Academy Award®-winning production sound mixer Ivan Sharrock ("The Last Emperor").

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Thunder Road Film/Zanuck Company Production, a Louis Leterrier Film, "Clash of the Titans." The film will be presented in RealD 3D where available, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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