Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans

Rating: 5/10

I have not seen the 1981 rendition, but I will say the 2010 Clash of the Titans (the 2D version) was fairly nice. A fascination with Greek mythology also helps, as in my case, and it is fun to see the fight of gods from a modern lens.

Warning: SPOILERS below.

The Good:

  • Sam Worthington’s acting of Perseus, the main character.
  • Special effects in general.
  • Liam Neeson as Zeus. The part where he says “Release the Kraken!” is epic.
  • All ground-based fight scenes, including slow motion.
  • The introduction.
  • Scenes in the forest.
  • The freelance hunters.
  • The overall excitement.

The Bad:

  • Parts without action. (Yes, of course a movie—even an action movie—should not be pure action, but in this movie most parts without it seemed really dull.)
  • Not extremely accurate to real mythology. This is only a minor flaw.
  • The scenes in the desert were mostly reflective of their environment—dry, barren.

The Ugly:

  • The fight scene with the Kraken at the end.
  • The Stygian Witches scene.

The Awesome:

  • The Medusa fight scene.
  • Dramatic music, especially parts where the pitch is repeatedly climbing.
  • Any scene involving one or more gods; in particular, the special effects for Hades.

It is overall an excellent movie. It’s just that the Kraken fight was supposed to be the big fight, but was instead very anti-climactic. The climax seemed rather to be the Medusa fight, which was very good.

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