Clash of the Titans (2010)
Starring: Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Gemma Arterton as Io, Jason Flemyng as Acrisius, Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, Luke Evans as Apollo, Vincent Regan as Kepheus, Liam Cunningham as Solon
Director: Louis Leterrier
Production: Warner Bros
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Runtime: 106 min
Short review (Spoilers Alert)
Honestly, I was disappointed with this movie. Not only that they violated the whole myth or story of Perseus, but they ruined the whole film. I could accept a fictional story, but there are just too many flaws in it. I got the feeling that the whole thing was being rushed, like Perseus loses his family, then he is captured by the People of Argos where he is a prisoner and soon finds out that he is a son of Zeus and accepts his role right away and helps the people, who imprisoned him, in the fight against Hades and his Kraken. I mean, the character of Perseus is presented empty and clueless, there is no epic about him. Also got no clue what Io was doing there and they even made romance between Io and Perseus. Just wierd. Then the Pegasus, who happened to be black, just appeared and tamed Perseus, not the other way around. The travel to Graeae on the scorpion, with Djinn helping the lads was again made up, but still refreshing compared to the other parts. It was all fine until they reached the lair of Medusa, where the battle was just stupid. They would all get killed or turned to stone in a second, if they behaved in there like that, not to mention no polished shield, no kibsis and no instructions for Perseus. But then again, suited for this clueless Perseus. The Kraken sequence was fun to watch, but after turning the Kraken into stone, Hades appeared in front of Perseus and was just showing off in front of the hero instead of turning himself into dozen of Furies or Harpies, like in his previous battles, and attacked him. He just gives Perseus enough time to get his father's sword, wait for the lighting to empower it and strike him back to the underworld. And the final scene is where Zeus, probably tired of "hanging" around with her already, gives Io to his son Perseus, so that he won't be spending his time alone. How thoughtful of him!
Despite all of this, I thought that the effects were good and acting was alright, based on poor scripts, with the exception of Alexa's Andromeda that was just awfully presented. Anyway, I think if you don't watch this movie, you won't miss a single thing, but it's still a mythology based movie. I heard that the extended version had a different story and is better than this one. So I might check it out. There is also original Clash of the Titans from 1981. I don't remember much from it, but I do recall that I enjoyed it a lot more than this 2010 remake.