Sunday, 18 April 2010

Film review: Clash of the Titans

With a love of Greek mythology (Jason and the Argonauts anyone?!), I was looking forward to Clash of the Titans (2010) and had been for a while!

Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, 2009), Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, 1993; Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace, 1999), and Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, 1993; the Harry Potter Series, 2001), looks beautiful with high, sweeping shots of Argos and huge battling monsters aplenty but it seems that these spectacles were the only real strength of the film. The plotline is much unlike the original film and myth, and as a consequence it falls short.

The spectacular scenes of CGI and battles with monsters don’t disappoint, but if you’re looking for a truly complex, mythological legend, you won’t find it here.  However, if you're a fan, like me, of Greek mythology and the like, go and watch it!

Clash of the Titans = 6/10 (7 if you're a Greek mythology fan!)