Loving but ultimately empty remake of the campy 1981 fantasy-adventure. Perseus (Worthington) must embrace his own destiny as the son of an Olympic god (though he was raised as a man) when vengeful Hades (Fiennes) tries usurping Zeus'(paycheck-cashing Neeson) power to unleash hell on earth. Movie retains the basic storyline of the original, but none of its charm, exchanging distinctive stop-motion special effects for bland, often indecipherable CGI action. The only thing left is the hammy performances, and even those seem like a chore.
The unnecessary remake of Clash of the Titans blurs the line between spectacle and bloat in such a way that it commits what will be its cardinal sin for many teens buying tickets the weekend by turning this promised God-sized battle into a lesson in boredom. With a plot so ...Read More
Sam Worthington is about as "wooden" as Harry Hamlin was. And the story is basically the same (though there was more romance in the original, and Pegasus had more magic). But the effects in this version (while decent) aren't as interesting as the original Harryhausen creatures from 1981.