Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Movie Review: Clash of the Titans



A CGI Galore based on Greek Mythology

I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got a chance to see this movie. I thought it might have just been graphics, or deviated from the popular myths so much as to annoy, but I loved how the myths were kept in tact and woven together right from the Medusa's stare to Zeus and his bolt of lightening.

A lot is said about the relationship of man with the gods, and how man fights for one another, whereas the Gods fight for immortality. Here, Gods are sinful, self centered and violent creatures and man must deal with their every whim. Zeus has a hint of humanity when he shows his concern for his demigod son, but it's the humans who you route for when the final scene is at hand.

My favorite character was Lo, played by Gemma Arterton.



Cursed with eternal youthfulness, she has to watch all those she loves die around her. This actress did a wonderful job looking young but wise. Her stoic composure and slight smiles were perfect for the character. And she even kicks some butt in the scorpion scene. I love strong woman characters.

Overall, if you're looking for adventure, staggering visual effects, and a slew of Greek Myths all tied together, then you'll enjoy Clash of the Titans.

14 comments:

Palindrome said...

I'm sure I'll like it. I loooove the original.

India Drummond said...

I have to admit I laughed when I heard they were remaking this. The orignal was sooo cheesy!

Faith said...

I'm sure I'll end up seeing this sooner or later... I'm going to cringe at the mythological inaccuracies, but it sounds like a fun way to lose a few hours -- and a great excuse to eat more popcorn, which I'm always up for! :D

Jaydee Morgan said...

Never thought I'd watch this but with your review, I might have to second-think it. Thanks!

Theresa Milstein said...

My husband took my son to see it this weekend. While my husband didn't love it, my son did. He is obsessed with Greek myths and Percy Jackson, so it's right up his alley.

I'll have to catch it another time, since my daughter was too young (scared) to see it. She watched "An American Tail" on DVD instead. You make it sound exciting, so now I wish I went too.

Cherie Reich said...

It does look like a fun movie. I hope to be able to see it eventually, although I might have to wait until the dvd. I love Greek myths, though, so I'm all for things like that.

Elana Johnson said...

My husband and son went to see this, but I didn't go. Maybe I should have!

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

Maybe I'll have to check this out when it comes out on DVD.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Your review actually makes me kinda sorta interested in seeing this movie. Which is huge! I had zero interest before hand. =)

Belle said...

Great review. Everyone I know who's seen this has enjoyed it thoroughly! It sounds like a fun movie.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I haven't seen this yet -- the sound effects of movies like this turn my stomach. Am I the only one? LOL.

I received the gorgeous necklace and earrings!! I plan to be photographed in them and post the pic on my blog. I'll let you know when I do!

Paul C said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation for the weekend. I love the allusions to Greek myths.

Jen said...

I always enjoyed the original so it looks like I'll give it a go!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I'm glad to hear you liked this one. I want to see it, but I'd been hearing bad things about it. Once it's out on DVD I'll Netflix it.