Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Louis Leterrier (2010)

101min
12 Certificate
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Review

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Hot on the heels of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief comes director Louis Leterrier's bigger budget mythological adventure. The 1981 original is best remembered now for the work of stop-motion maestro Ray Harryhausen, and his influence is keenly felt in this remake, a Greco-Hollywood tale of infighting between the gods that threatens the future of humanity. Avatar's Sam Worthington builds on his action-man credentials as Perseus, the demigod in denial who must kill the fearsome Kraken to save Andromeda and gain revenge on Hades (Ralph Fiennes), who murdered his family. Perseus's (mostly) human allies - including Mads Mikkelsen and Nicholas Hoult - are a likeable bunch who also bring a little humour to the action, while his Olympian foes are led by Fiennes, and Liam Neeson as Zeus. At less than two hours in length, the movie has to cram its discussions of rebellion and sacrifice into soundbites, which gives some scenes an unfortunate Life of Brian feel. But it takes pains to squeeze a little character into the action, and, from the opening harpie attack, through giant scorpions, a wonderfully sinuous Medusa and the final face-off with the Kraken, there's a barrage of spectacle.

Summary

The son of the Greek god Zeus is raised by humans and grows up to reject his immortal heritage in anger at the gods' cruel treatment of humans. He sets out on a quest to find a means to kill the evil lord of the underworld in revenge for his father's death, facing all manner of strange creatures. Mythological adventure, with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton.

Cast & Crew

Perseus Sam Worthington
Zeus Liam Neeson
Hades Ralph Fiennes
Io Gemma Arterton
Spyros Pete Postlethwaite
Calibos/Acrisius Jason Flemyng
Draco Mads Mikkelsen
Andromeda Alexa Davalos
Director Louis Leterrier
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Apr 2010
Drama