Action Fantasy - This remake of the 1981 loose take on Greek mythology is itself a very
liberal adaptation of the earlier film, with its greater emphasis on
action and effects targeting more the teen and young adult action
crowd than family audiences like the original film. Violence and
action sequences featuring various monstrous creatures make the film
much too intense and scary for young children, especially in 3D.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Clash of the Titans is a flawed but mildly entertaining regurgitation of Greek mythological elements, but it's also an example of how poorly executed 3D can hamstring a would-be spectacle.
Roger EbertFull Review Good 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,...
USA TodayFull Review Below Average Medusa's head of writhing snakes is perhaps the best effect in a production that was filmed in 2-D but, to capitalize on the latest screen fad, was converted to 3-D. But overall, it's a colossal waste of time.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 166 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They loved "Clash of the Titans."
TEENS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About half LOVED "Clash of the Titans" and most of the rest enjoyed it very much. These are very close to great reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half the males and females LOVED "Clash of the Titans." Most of the rest rated it above average, which indicates they enjoyed it very much, but didn't quite love it. These are great reviews.
ADULTS:Three-quarters of both males and females enjoyed "Clash of the Titans" very much and many loved it. Unfortunately, a third of the males and females only rated it average or below average. This is somewhat disappointing but it shouldn't keep you from seeing this special effects laden film at theaters since most of you will enjoy it very much.
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.