Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Is the remake of the 1981 classic “Clash of the Titans” the WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR? Maybe not entirely. While I loved the original (though I thought Burgess Meredith over-acted and that Lawrence Olivier was wasted), I thought [the remake] could have been better… but my kids enjoyed it (I did miss Bubo in the remake, despite his cameo; I wish he played more of a major role like in the original!). It was good for what it set out to be, a simple, fun action flick. Like “GI Joe” or “Transformers,” for whatever value that may entail.
Still, I kept thinking, “overcooked” or “sucked.” The film moves too fast for you to feel anything for the characters, the 3D (more on that in a second) was a total waste, the CGI was laughable, and the dialogue was terrible. The director is trying to please fans of the original while trying to make the story his own, and he utterly fails on both counts (just check the performances of this key line: Liam Neeson “Release the Kraken!” (2010) vs Laurence Olivier “Let loose the Kraken”(1981); the film fails somewhere between bombast and subtlety). Instead of something that honors that original while making its own way, this remake winds up being a truly forgettable film. Lazy writing, serious continuity problems, just generally insulting to the intelligent viewer.
As for the extra cost of enjoying the film with the 3D gimmick, “Clash of the Titans” did not have real 3D effects; similar to “Alice in Wonderland” that had small elements added after it was filmed. Total rip off! Dear Hollywood, Stop pushing the post 3D on us. Do it the right way and stop raping the public.
Posted on April 5, 2010 in Reviews by the Audience
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