Sunday, April 18, 2010

5 sentence review of "Clash of the Titans"

5. OK, I admit I'm very fond of the original from 1981 with it's hopelessly outdated stop-motion special effects, wooden Harry Hamlin performance and Bubo the robot owl.

4. The 2010 version is slicker, slightly better acted with the big slam-bang special effects one comes to expect from the modern megaplex.

3. The new "Clash of the Titans" watches like a video game -- complete lots of little tasks (get the God sword, flying horse) and defeat lesser bosses (giant scorpions, Medusa) before the big, final showdown (Pericles vs. the Kraken and Hades)  that is inevitably not as interesting as some of foes already bested.

2. The modern "Clash" is technically superior to the original in every way, though it lacks a bit of the hokey charm of it predecessor.

1. And I missed the robot owl.

"Clash of the Titans"

- 1hr 50min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Action/Adventure‎ -

Louis Leterrier

Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos

Finney's Flicks Grade: C

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